A good ‘ole fashion sewing kit with everything you could possible need (and maybe even a few things you don’t) to mend holes, fix tears, and replace long-lost buttons, so you can get back to wearing your favorite pieces as soon as possible — without waiting for your next trip home to ask Mom to do it.
A sneaker cleaner that’ll have your kicks looking like new even after one too many treks down that muddy path in the park.
An at-home liquid dye to inject inky new life into any jeans that have faded into something more black-ish than black.
A snag tool that’ll save snagged sweaters by pulling the stray strands back into the fabric, which feels better than your other two options — cut it and risk a hole or try and ignore it (which you know you can’t).
A leather cleaner to gently — but effectively — remove tough stains while conditioning leather to leave your shoes, gloves, and purses looking even better than before!
A battery-operated fabric shaver that’ll rescue well-loved knits from the horrors of aging — lint, matted fibers, and pilling, oh my! Like a tiny vacuum, just empty the detachable lint catcher when you’re done, and enjoy your revitalized sweater.
A zipper repair kit with easy-to-install replacements, so next time you overstuff that duffel bag or tug just a touch too hard on that pant fly, it won’t mean the end of the road for your otherwise perfectly good pieces!
A bottle of liquid seam sealant that goes on clear and will prevent fabric edges from fraying, so you can sew up a storm without worrying if your hard work will unravel later on — especially since this sealant is 100% safe to toss in the wash.
A tube of super-strong Shoo Goo to rebuild bonds or fill-in small holes by creating a flexible, waterproof seal. It’s like hot glue’s stronger older brother.
A minimalist laundry room sign because who actually remembers what all those little care symbols mean? Better to realize you can’t tumble dry your cashmere sweater before you accidentally shrink it, instead of after.
A pack of Velcro fabric tape because sewing isn’t for everyone, but clothing repair can be! Just cut and press the Velcro tape against the fabric of your choice to create a *permanent* bond that makes mending hems or securing gaping button-up shirts about as easy as it gets.
A pair of sturdy replacement underwires for when the wire on your perfectly good $50 bra snaps and buying a whole new one is just not in the cards. Easily swap out the broken ones with these durable ~carbon steel~ replacements and get that bra back to work!
A pack of mesh lingerie wash bags that takes the “Will this destroy my bra?” risk out of tossing them in the washing machine. Because we all deserve clean bras without unnecessary stretching or snagging.
Plus, these spacious mesh laundry bags to protect larger delicates like a favorite scarf or a party-ready sequined top. Pro tip: load it with socks to keep those pairs where they belong — together.
A multipurpose handheld steamer that’s a quicker, easier alternative to ironing, and can cut down on the wear-and-tear of frequent washings. A thorough steam clean between wears will kill germs and keep delicate fabrics looker newer for longer.
Space-saving wood hangers – they’re actually way better for your clothes than flimsy plastic or wire ones that eventually lose their shape, making shirts more prone to stretching out. Let’s be honest, no one wants a saggy collar.
Scotchgard suede and nubuck protector for all you Ugg boot lovers looking for a way to fight off wintertime salt stains. Just treat shoes with a coat of this stuff, and watch the water roll right off.
A bamboo wood drying rack so you can cut down the time clothes spend in the dryer. As good as a pile of warm clothes feel, it’s one of the quickest ways for your favorite pieces to start looking prematurely worn. Plus, you can easily fold this rack up and tuck it away when doing laundry isn’t on the schedule.
Or, if storage is really tight, an easy-to-install retractable clothesline that all but disappears into the wall and can support a whopping 44 pounds worth of clothing!
Folding boot shaper stands to keep your expensive boots from tumbling over into an unorganized pile and developing permanent creases. These simple stands adjust to fit your entire collection — from moto ankle booties to knee-high riding boots.
A pack of adhesive-back underarm pads you can stick in most any shirt to guard against the staining powers of sweat. Protect the pits!
Or, try this super-soft crop top that’s less bulky than traditional full-length undershirts, so you can still get all the sweat-protecting benefits when rocking a form-fitting skirt or dress ensemble.
A cedar clothes protector set to scatter throughout all your closets and drawers to defend clothes from one of their top predators — moths. If you can’t find a hot craftsman to build you a cedar chest like David Rose in Schitt’s Creek, these will do the job!
A variety pack of embroidered patches that can be ironed or sewed into place so you can mend rips and tears with flair!
A set of heel replacement tips to save your stilettos from being relegated to the trash just because that little rubber heel cap has popped-off or worn away. No one claimed stilettos were sturdy, but that doesn’t mean I want to buy a new pair every time I stomp around the city in a pair!
A multipurpose garment care tool that does the work of a dust-removing garment brush, pet hair-busting lint roller, and a heel-protecting shoehorn all in one. In this case, less really is more!
A pack of Tide stain sticks for the spill-prone among us, so you can fight fresh stains before they really settle in. Keep one in your purse, your car, or wherever accidents might happen, and save yourself the heartache of losing a shirt to yet another baked-in coffee stain.
A pack of SpaceSaver vacuum storage bags that’ll give you back SO much storage space, and protect your not-in-use clothes and linens from the evils of the world outside (ya know, like moisture). Fill up a bag with clothes, towels, or other linens, suck out the air, and watch the pile shrink down to a fraction of its original size!
You equipped with everything necessary to preserve your clothes:
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