Hot Tip: Shave Your Clothes To Clean Off Pilling

No matter how careful you are, some clothes will just start pilling. And those tiny stuck-on collections of fluff can ruin an otherwise perfectly wearable piece of clothing. If you want to get rid of pilling quickly and easily I might know just the thing!

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Normally I would shudder at the thought of anything that touts its disposability, but for removing pilling, nothing seems to work as effectively as a disposable razor. I keep one on my laundry shelf and pull it down whenever I need to clean off a shirt or jumper. Depending how you store it and how often you use it, the same razor can last for years.

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To clean pilling off your clothes just spread the fabric across a flat surface (something firm like a table is best) pull the fabric taut and carefully shave the pilling away from the fabric. Be careful with the razor, especially around seams, buttons and stitching because you can easily cut the fabric.

(images: Sarah Starkey)