1. Freeze jeans in a Ziploc bag to remove bad odors.

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Odor-causing bacteria will die in freezing temperatures, and your denim’s dye won’t fade from overwashing.

 

2. Use a nail file to buff away tough dirt from suede shoes.

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3. Get rid of an armpit stain with lemon juice and baking soda.

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Squeeze fresh or concentrated lemon juice and water onto the stain and rub the mixture in. Allow the shirt to dry out in the sun for extra stain-removing power. For tough stains, create a paste of baking soda and water and apply to the stain. Let it sit for about an hour before throwing it into the wash.

Related: 13 Free and Simple Ways to Save Old Makeup

4. Free a caught zipper by coloring the teeth on both sides with a crayon.

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Just make sure the crayon is the same color as the zipper!

 

5. Pretreat a makeup smudge with shaving cream.

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6. Put baking soda in sneakers to absorb sweat and odors.

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7. Use Windex to shine patent leather shoes.

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8. Put baby powder on an oil stain and let it soak up the oil overnight.
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Related: Mom’s Stain-Removal Secrets: An Easy-to-Follow Guide

 

9. Stretch a pair of tight shoes by blow drying the tight area while wearing thick socks and the shoes.

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10. Stop a loose button from unraveling with clear nail polish.

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11. Use clear nail polish to stop a run in your stocking or tights.

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12. Shave off sweater pills with a razor.

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13. Restring a hoodie by attaching a safety pin to the end and using it as a guide.

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14. Remove a scuff on a patent leather shoe with petroleum jelly and a Q-tip.

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15. Replace a broken zipper pull with a key ring.

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Related: 7 Ways to Fix a Stuck Zipper