15 Genius Hacks To Keep Your Stuff As Good As New

Science | By Ian Anglin | November 15, 2017

Although we use a lot of objects in our daily lives, we rarely use the maximum these objects can offer you. For example, did you know that attaching rubber bands on hangers, can help you prevent having clothes falling off the hangers? Another trick is that you can use a toothbrush to clean lots of different objects, including high heel shoes. A third trick is that nail polish can be used to tighter worn out sunglasses. Check out the rest of the tricks below.

The Perfect Sweater

Here is a trick few people know. If your sweater is getting old and worn out, you can zip it in a plastic bag, and place it in the fridge. Leave the sweater overnight, and in the morning it should be as good as new - without any work needed.

Cleaning Suede

Everyone knows that suede can easily get dirty. Luckily, you can easily clean it off with a lot of everyday objects, just as it's been shown in the above photo. You can see how the girl can clean her high heels with just a piece of plastic strap.

Leather Boots

Leather is a slightly better material than suede, but it can be more difficult to keep in optimal conditions. To clean leather boots, you can easily use a brush to remove different strains and marks on the shoes. You can also buy various chemicals to be used with the toothbrush.

Tightening Sunglasses

Even the most expensive pair of sunglasses can get loose over time. The reason for this is because sunglasses have to stretch each time you place them on your head. You can tighten them with a small screwdriver, or by adding some nail polish on the screw.

Removing Foul Smell

There are a lot of different ways and chemicals you can use to remove foul smell from clothes, without having to wash them. Some people can even use vinegar, as shown in the above photo, to remove any nasty smells found on shirts and other clothing.

Removing Stains

Just as you can remove a lot of nasty smells by using household items (like spraying some vinegar), you can also remove stains from clothes if you know what to do. A lot of shops these days carry instant stain removers which can remove any stain in under a minute.

Tightening Buttons

Just as nail polish can help you tighten worn out screws on your sunglasses, you can also put some nail polish on the buttons of your shirts. Once the nail polish dries out, your shirt is going to look like new, and your buttons are going to work better than ever.

Lipstick Stains

Just as the instant stain removers you can buy from the larger shops can remove most of the stains you encounter in your day to day life, these stain removers can even remove lipstick from your shirts or other pieces of clothing, as long as you use them properly.

Prevent Clothes from Falling Off

Here is the first trick in today's list - did you know that you can attack rubber bands to the sides of your hangers so that the rubber bands can add more friction, and thus prevent clothes from falling off? This will work especially good with shits with a "smooth" surface.

Colander Transformation

We all have used and old colanders, but did you know that you can easily transform a used colander into an entirely different object? To do that, just spray paint your old colander, line it up with some cloth, attach sturdy chains, and you will be set.

Brighten Dull Leather Shoes

Good quality leather shoes can easily last over 5-10 years if properly taken care of. However, just because your shoes are intact, doesn't mean they aren't going to lose their color over time. Buy a leather polisher if you want to liven up your dull looking shoes.

Patent Leather Shoes

If you have patent leather shoes (a material like in the above photo), then you can easily protect your shoes and increase their "lifespan," by going over them with a thin layer of Vaseline. You don't have to do this every day- once every few weeks is enough.

Shower Hooks as Jean Holders

If you own a lot of jeans, but have trouble organizing them, then using shower hooks as jean holders can be an easy and affordable way to help you get out of that mess. You can use the shower hooks as shown in the above photo - there is nothing complicated about this method.

Mason Jars in a Herb Garden

Herb gardens are a rather trendy thing at the moment. The good thing about this trend is that you can easily join in, and not spend a lot of money in the process. You can even repurpose old mason jars to use them in your garden in order to improve its look.

Sewing Kit from an Old Glasses Case

More and more people have to wear glasses every year. The reason behind this are not important - what matters is that you can repurpose your old glasses cases into cases for pretty much anything - even sewing kits as the girl in the above photo shows.

Did You Know...


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