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Whether you have everyday laundry, or need a smart wardrobe for an interview, you need your clothes looking their best. There will be wrinkles, tears, stains, and plenty of other challenges getting in your way though. Take a look at these 8 clothing care items to keep your wardrobe clean and snazzy.
With its German engineering and construction, its anti-calcium filtration system for tap water, and over 400 holes on its stainless-steel plate, this little iron can handle the most stubborn wrinkles with ease. It also has a three-way shut-off dial, an anti-drip spout for water, and a simple-to-use thermostat knob so your clothes will look freshly pressed for a great first impression. This 700-watt Rowenta Steam Iron will last long after graduation.
Now that you have an iron, you’ll need an ironing board, and this tabletop version fits the bill perfectly. Use it on a table or desk, and watch those wrinkles disappear like magic. The Honey-Can-Do Tabletop Ironing Board has a handy iron rest, so you won’t be stuck for space if the surface you are using is unusually small or cramped. Everything folds away in a neat, compact shape for easy storage when it’s not in use.
Whether it’s due to limited space or your lack of ironing abilities (and boy, do we feel that) this lovely and compact hand-held steamer is the perfect solution to a problem you didn’t even know you had. Its ergonomic design makes it comfortable to use so you can iron out a whole batch of clothes in one go. It has a handy on/off switch for added convenience. The PurSteam Garment Steamer heats up in 90 seconds and is gentle enough for the most delicate silks, wool, and even light cashmere.
Sometimes stains happen, whether it’s coffee, chili, ketchup, or a whole bowl of spaghetti that dropped onto your lap. With this handy 3-pack of stain remover pens, you won’t have to worry about looking messy or disheveled. Pop one in your backpack and keep the other two at the dorm. These can also be used as a great way to meet people, because sometimes stain emergencies happen when we least expect them. Be the hero. Carry a Tide-to-Go Stain Remover Pen with you everywhere you go.
For those who prefer a more natural solution to their stains, or for really big stains that may need a heavy-hitter, there’s Puracy’s Natural Stain Remover Spray. Made of 100% biodegradable natural ingredients, this safe and non-toxic stain remover is tough enough to remove stubborn stains, yet gentle enough for even the most delicate of fabrics. Just spray it on the stain, let it set for a moment, and then rinse with water. Simple and effective.
Sometimes unexpected rips or tears happen or a button pops off at the worst possible time. Don’t despair. With this little mini-mending kit, you can sew on buttons, fix a rip, repair a seam, and make clothing repairs on the fly. It comes with two needle-threaders, a thimble, and a rainbow of colors, so you’re bound to find a good match, no matter what color you need.
Sometimes a quick fix is all you can get by with. If you cannot sew to save your life (or your buttons) or you don’t have the time to properly stitch up a seam, this peel-and-stick fabric tape is here to save the day. Just peel, stick, and run an iron over the tape to help secure it. Great for sororities who may not always be able to afford a seamstress for their Greek-chic sweatshirts, and far cheaper than a sewing machine.
Whether it is a surprise clothing emergency or you just want to roll with that retro-punk late-70s London aesthetic, these safety pins from Dritz fit the bill perfectly. Safety pins are also useful with crafts! With more than 200 pins and a variety of sizes, you can hold it all together without busting at the seams. Don’t need 200? Drtiz offers a bunch of different packs—from as few as 5 to the mighty 200 pack.
With these clothing care items in hand, you’re covered, head-to-toe.
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