Tip of the week...
Four household stain removers
Whole milk can help remove ink stains. Put about a tablespoon on the stain and let it sit 20 minutes, then rub the fabric together until the stain fades. Launder the item as usual.
Denture tablets work magic on dirty sneakers. Fill a washbasin with warm water, toss in a couple of tablets, and then your sneakers. The tablets’ active ingredients will kill odors, and loosen dirt, and you can scrub stubborn spots with an old toothbrush. When the scrubbing’s done, rinse the shoes and let them air-dry.
An emery board will remove some stains and scruffs from suede. The suede should be dry, and be gentle as you rub it.
Artificial sweeteners can save your clothing from a stubborn grease stain. Next time you drip salad dressing on yourself at lunch, rip open a packet of Splenda, Equal, or Sweet’n Low. The sweeteners absorb oil, making it easier to wash out the stain later.
Source: Real Simple
And for those who have everything...
“There have been some truly memorable entries to the Weird Denim Hall of Fame in recent months, but the latest example, from streetwear label Unravel Project, might take the cake.” The label unveiled the Denim Waist Belt at a resort-wear fashion show, proving that if you chop the waistband off a pair of jeans, the remaining shred of fabric can be used to cinch a loose top. OK, the effect of buttoning a crotchless denim waistband over a sweatshirt and leather pants can be pretty cool, in the right context. “By itself, though...well, it raises the question: Is this type of ‘pretty cool’ worth $405?”
Source: Glamour.com ■