Extend the lifespans of your clothes and shoes with these inexpensive gadgets
Clothes are like cars: Both require routine maintenance to function properly and look fresh. These cheap gadgets will help keep your clothes in perfect shape for years to come.
A shoehorn makes putting on stiff dress shoes easier, and stops you from crushing the heels while trying to lodge your feet inside. Use this one from JCrew to hold open the back of your shoes while comfortably sliding in your feet.
Place a shoetree inside your shoe while youâ€™re not wearing it, so that you can preserve the shoeâ€™s shape. This handy tool stops leather from creasing.
You know those annoying fabric pills your sweater forms after you wear it a few times? Lightly rub a sweater stone over them.
The gritty pumice in this stone will pick up the extra fabric, but wonâ€™t hurt the surface of your sweater.
Use this brush to get rid of fuzz, lint, hair, fur, and pills. Bonus: It also works on your couch.
Forget finding an old-school shining station. This shoeshine kit is compact, so you can easily bring it with you on business trips.
The kit comes with a brush, two polish daubers, and two wax polishes in black and brown.
MINI SEWING MACHINE
All you need is a miniature sewing machineâ€”and some rudimentary Home Ec skillsâ€”to fix the little rips and tears in your clothes.
We like this handheld, portable model. Itâ€™ll handle basic repairs without taking up space.
Staring down a fresh coffee spill? Apply a stain-removing solution (like Oxi Clean) as soon as possible so the stain doesnâ€™t set, and pour lukewarm water over the stained item.
Then, use this brush on the area to help lift the stain.
Source by menshealth