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.