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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:30

The Hack Handbook

Written by Miriam Barrera
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The Hack Handbook

 

We’ve all been there, broken zippers, wine stains, tight shoes…

But believe me, staying trendy and presentable does not have to be so hard, especially after I share with you some super simple, yet life-changing, hacks!

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Having zipper trouble? Is it stuck for the millionth time, and you’ve chipped way too many nails trying to fix it? Say no more! All you do is rub Vaseline, crayon wax, or even the tip of a sharpened graphite pencil along the teeth. Then, voilà, you have yourself a cooperative zipper!

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Leather lovers, this hack should be at the top of the list for you! It is highly unlikely to own a clean, unstained, leather bag. Am I right?

After making sure your bag is a finished leather bag, and not a raw leather bag, figure out what kind of stain it is. Did you spill water, oil, or did you find one of those darn sneaky pen marks?

Water: Get a damp cloth (very damp), and apply a little bit of moisturizing soap onto the cloth, which will then be rubbed onto the water stain in circular motions. After you are finished, you will want to apply the key item in all these leather good hacks: leather conditioner. Wait approximately a day until it is completely dry, and if needed, repeat the process until it disappears!

Pen mark: Run over to your shelf and grab rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto the cotton ball and rub in a circular motion. Once again, apply leather conditioner once you are finished!

Oil: Who else is terrified about dropping oil? I definitely am! Thankfully, cornstarch and an old toothbrush will have your back this time. All you need to do is place a small amount of cornstarch onto the oil stain and let it work its magic for about 20 minutes. After it has soaked up as much oil as possible, you will brush it off with that handy toothbrush. Guess what comes next…

If you guessed leather conditioner, pat yourself on the back!

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I don’t think one understands pain until one walks in new shoes.

The process of stretching out your shoes can be dreadful, I know. You can, however, minimize the amount of suffering for those poor feet of yours.

Simply put on some thick socks, slip on your shoes (preferably leather), and apply heat to the tight areas using a blow dryer. Do this for 20 seconds, let it cool down, and repeat until your shoes fit as perfect as Cinderella’s glass slipper.

Not a leather shoe? No worries, I have a hack for those too!

Fill up a little plastic bag with water, and place it into the shoe. Place your shoe (with the water bag inside) inside the freezer over night. The bag of water will freeze, expanding itself, and stretching your shoe! Wake up, put on, and strut! 

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