We’ve all lost a pair of boots to dreaded white salt lines. While the best way to preserve your shoes is to coat them with a protecting spray before the season starts, you can still reverse the salt damage. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with one cup of cold water. Dip a cloth into the mixture and rub on the salt stains until they disappear. Let the shoes air dry and there you have it—good as new. (You’ll get better results when the stains are new.) Here’s the best way to clean every kind of shoe in your closet.
There’s nothing better than wearing a cozy, beautiful sweater in the winter (especially when it’s paired with a skirt). But when you don’t take care of your sweater properly (ignoring the “dry clean” or “hand wash only” tags, for example), it can lead to pilling which makes it look worn out. Remove those little balls of fiber by “shaving” the sweater with a razor. Be sure to use extremely gentle strokes so you don’t accidentally cut a hole in the garment, and move slowly and carefully. Your winter wardrobe will thank you! Learn how to extend the shelf life of your favorite sweaters.
In the cold, dry months, static cling can make even your prettiest dress stick to you in all the wrong places. Banish static with this little trick: Simply hide a safety pin underneath your clothes to remove the electric charge. If you’re in a rush and can’t find a safety pin, run a metal hanger under your clothes before you run out the door. Cool, huh? Here are more genius ways to get rid of static.