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Don?t toss your favorite clothing or shoes without giving them another chance. (KFSN)

Don't toss your favorite clothing or shoes without giving them another chance. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says fabrics and leather can be easily renewed, saving you big bucks.

  • For less than $15, a fabric de-fuzzer can remove ugly pills and make your sweaters smooth again.


  • Got nasty shoulder puckers from putting your sweaters on hangers? Simply steam them away with a blast from your iron. Pat in place and let the fibers rest.


  • Tiny moth holes can be repaired by your dry cleaner. If it's bigger than a dime, toss it.


  • A collar that's showing wear or stains can simply be taken off and flipped over by a tailor.


  • To keep your jeans from shrinking, take them out of the washer, and while they're still damp, step on the hems, and give the waistband a tug. Then air-dry them.


  • If you're tired of buttons breaking on your good shirts, button the shirt up and turn it inside out before washing. Your buttons will be protected.


Some useful products to keep on hand: Lip balm, to loosen stuck zippers. A crochet hook to easily fix clothing snags. And spend $6 for a brush and
neutral-colored polish that'll brighten your leather shoes.
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