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    28 Products To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

    Save your clothes, the earth, and some cash.

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    1. 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.

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    This kit includes 24 spools of thread in popular colors, measuring tape, two needle threaders, one aluminum needle threader, three white and three black buttons, a fabric pencil, seven safety pins, a seam ripper, syringes, stainless-steel scissors, tweezers, a nail clipper, 30 assorted needles in a case, six metal buttons, ten push pins, two quilting clips, two metal thimbles, and one magnet all packaged in a compact polyester case with an outer slip pocket and handle.

    Promising review: "Good beginner's kit. This is perfect for what I need it for. I had a couple of holes in my shorts and I didn’t have a sewing machine and this was just what I needed. It comes with a lot of stuff and it’s great because it’s easy to pack up." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in two styles).

    2. A sneaker cleaner that'll have your kicks looking like new even after one too many treks down that muddy path in the park.

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    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way. It also includes a wooden scrub brush!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe Ones for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in two sizes).

    3. An at-home liquid dye to inject inky new life into any jeans that have faded into something more black-ish than black.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of faded black jeans compared to much darker black jeans
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    Promising review: "This dye works really well. Follow the directions and you won't have any issues. I used about three gallons of boiling water, one cup of salt, a teaspoon of Dawn dish detergent, and one whole bottle for three pairs of jeans. I left them soaking while stirring for an hour. Rinsed twice, washed with my regular detergent, and let them air dry. They all came out perfectly." —Tracy Di

    Get it from Amazon for $3.88.

    4. 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).

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    This tool has a tiny hook at the end, which you can use to pull loose thread back into the fabric. Insert the needle through the protruding snag from the exterior side of the fabric, pull the needle end through to the back side, and the snag will be disappear.

    Promising review: "I hated dealing with my clothes when they got a snag. Besides the fact that I damaged an expensive clothing item, it caused the item to have an annoying and ugly dangling thread and before having this tool, my only option was to cut the dangling thread. With this tool, I don't have to cut dangling threads anymore but can force the exposed thread back into the clothing product, making it look like the pieces of clothes never got a snag at all!" —Adrian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.01.

    5. 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!

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    Not for use on suede, and be sure you mix this concentrate with water before using! It's potent stuff!

    Promising review: "This is my first review on Amazon because I really want to share how great this product is! I'll keep it short and sweet. I bought this product because I've never seen so many positive reviews on an Amazon product before. I love white and cream leather but it's a pain to maintain. The product did wonders to it! I can't wait to use it a second time to get my items even brighter and restore it." —RN

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    6. 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.

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    It kills me inside when I see a favorite sweater start to pill, so I bought this exact shaver to spruce up some of my older knits. It's great and weirdly relaxing. When I first got it I was de-pilling everything, from the intended sweaters to the throw pillows on our couch. It's a little loud so your roommates may or may not come out of their rooms to see what you're doing...but it's totally worth it to make any pilled fabric look years younger.

    Also, be sure to pick up two AA batteries! They're not included.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

    7. 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!

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    The kit comes with 11 replacement sliders, which are commonly used with clothing and accessories, as well as four bottom stops and six top stops.

    Promising review: "With the many choices of sliders/pulls included in the kit, I was able to match a new slider to my jacket and fix the problem myself in about 30 seconds! Much better than tossing away an otherwise perfectly good jacket." —JR

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    8. 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.

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    Promising review: "I’ve saved a number of shirts, trousers, jackets, and other clothing that I’d likely have discarded. Just a few drops stops a fray from spreading. Lasts on a treated spot for years. Best of all, it dries clear!" —Joel Leenaars

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    9. 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.

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    The most common way I wear out my shoes (something New Yorkers in general, I think, are very good at) is by having the sole pull away from the rest of the shoe around the toe. I had tossed countless shoes because of this. Roughly two years ago, it happened to a pair of block heel sandals that are so comfortable I just couldn't bear to part with them. I researched a solution and found Shoo Goo, and haven't turned back since. Today, those shoes are still totally wearable. I've had to make no touch-up repairs and I've used it on other pairs since. A little goes a long way, so the return on investment is incredible!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+.

    10. 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 framed blue sign with white text that says "The Laundry Room" and shoes wors of various laundry care symbols
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    Molly Alex Prints is a Carlsbad, California-based small biz run by Molly Alexander, who creates original, stylish (and functional!) prints to decorate your space.

    Get it from Molly Alex Prints on Etsy for $23.50+ (available in six sizes and 56 colors).

    11. 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.

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    Promising review: "I used this for my daughter's pageant dress and they held up really well!! Four pageants later and they are still there!" —Alicia

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $3.97+ (available in three colors).

    12. 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!

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    Promising review: "So glad I found these! I have bras that are otherwise in good shape except for the broken underwires. I HATE having to buy new bras until I absolutely have to. I just put these in and it was easy. Be sure to measure the length of the wire you’re replacing and order the replacement based on that. Watch her video if you’re unsure how to do it." —CJ

    Get it from Amazon for $7 (available in sizes 36–60).

    13. 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.

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    This pack includes two large and two small Cylindrical Bra Wash Bags.

    Promising review: "For how cheap these were, I was expecting a low-quality product...but these are great! They come packaged very nicely, and they hold up great in the washer! I really like the different sizes and how many there are, now I can wash a shirt and a few bras without them all having to be in the same bag!" —Ali A.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. 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.

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    Promising review: "Lifesaver! I was looking for something mainly to wash our masks in, and this was so perfect. It washed really well, like a regular piece of laundry. The quality is phenomenal! There was no built-up detergent or anything left on or in them, so the water is definitely able to get through. I love the zipper tuck it offers, just in case you’re wondering if the zipper break." —Boo Ki.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S–L).

    15. 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.

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    In addition to the steamer, you'll get a fabric brush, creaser, and lint brush attachment.

    Promising review: Life-changing device! How did I ever live without this thing?? It is amazing. Plug it in and count to 15 and it's ready. I leave my shirt on the hanger and just run this thing over it and voila! The wrinkles are gone. I have three cats and wear a lot of black. The attachment to pick up lint, hair, and fur works great.Just remember to clean off the fur that you already collected. It holds a lot of water. I use tap water. I also love that the steam button can be locked on so I don't have to hold it down. I recently pressed a heavy denim shirt using this, because it was a wrinkled mess. I laid it out on an ironing board and pressed it off that way. This steamer works in either the horizontal or vertical position! The 1200 watts is more power than most of these handhelds." —D. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97+ (available in three colors).

    16. 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.

    Three coats on wooden hangers that are hanging vertically off of a metal bar
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    Promising review: "These hangers are great for the price. They hold clothes well and they look stylish. I have not encountered any problems in quality. The wood is clean and finished, and the hangers were well packaged and arrived on time. I am going to order a second batch." —Sarah Washko

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $61.48+ (also available in walnut finish).

    17. 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.

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    Great for suede and nubuck products of all kinds, this spray works without changing the texture of the fabric so your soft suede stays, well, soft!

    Promising review: "I sprayed my brand new black Uggs when I first got them. This spray did not discolor the suede or leave any marks. After enough wears in the cold but dry weather, I was caught wearing the boots on a very rainy day (today) and the raindrops did seem to roll off for the most part. My suede Uggs appeared to survive the rain! Matter of fact, I'm going to give them another spray, now!" —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. 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.

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    Promising review: "I use this drying rack on a regular basis. I've had it for six months now and it has not developed any signs of wear. It can be assembled in a matter of seconds so it can be stored away in just a few moments. However, I enjoy keeping it up because it helps dry my towels really quickly and it is a life-saver when it comes to drying delicate clothing items. I also love the aesthetic of it as it is bamboo and I enjoy the appearance of natural wood. I would highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    19. 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!

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    This can be installed on any smooth surface with the one-time adhesive glue tape. Hold against the wall for five minutes (at least!) and don't put anything on the clothesline within 72 hours. Once installed, this adjustable clothesline can extend up to 13.8 feet.

    Promising review: "I love this clothesline! I've been using it for several months now. I use it indoors, every day, to dry my baby's cloth diapers and our random clothes that can't go through the dryer. I was retracting it daily and the retractable mechanism works great. I started just leaving it extended with the clothespins on it because I use it so much and it never sags or needs to be readjusted! I'm really impressed. I have not used it for anything very heavy, but it seems that it would hold up! The pieces on the wall look great, not chunky or noticeable. The line itself is thin and covered in a plastic material which is awesome because I can leave the clothes pins clamped on the line and just slide them out of the way, and my clothes never get caught up on it (like they would the fibers of a rope clothesline)." —RABiE Doll

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. 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.

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    Promising review: "Can I give these 100 stars? Finally, my boots don't look like they're in a mosh pit. They're all standing tall and organized now! I'm kicking myself for not buying these things earlier. I bet the boots themselves will last longer, too, because they're not laying in a messy pile." —E. Wilson

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (also available in a six-pack).

    21. 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!

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    As a former Catholic school kid and waiter, I have a long and frustrating relationship with white button-up shirts and pit stains (because I'm a human and sweat). In college, I was complaining to my mom about having to buy yet another white shirt for work and she sent me a pack of these. Some would be offended. Others, liberated! There's a learning curve for finding consistent placement that's comfortable for you, but they deliver on their promise. Pit stains became a thing of the past, and I never bought another white work shirt again. The end!

    Get an 80-pack from Amazon for $9.77.

    22. 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.

    Numi

    There is no proper front and back for this shirt. It features a crew neckline on one side and a scoop neckline on the other, so depending on your OOTD you can decide how you want to wear it.

    Promising review: "I love my Numi! I bought it to wear under sweaters to save on cleaning costs and the closet shelf-life of my clothes. It definitely hides my sweat, but I have soaked through a few times. Even though I have soaked through before, it definitely helps keep me from sweating buckets all over my clothes AND the sweat stains are not nearly as bad as they have been! I will be buying more soon! Great product and I definitely recommend for anyone that is self-conscious about their sweating or would like to help their clothes last longer." —Sydney M.

    Get it from Numi for $60 (available in sizes XS–XL and in five colors).

    23. 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 collection of four cedar sachets, 20 Cedar Blocks, and 12 cedar hanger rings
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    This 36-piece set includes 20 blocks, 12 hanger rings, and 4 sachets made from red cedar harvested from renewable forests. to Revitalize the scent, sand cedar and shake the sachets.

    Promising review: "I purchased this set to protect my suits and jackets in my closet. We also purchased some cedar essential oils so every three months or so I take the blocks and coat them with some of the oil to refresh the scent and effectiveness. I haven't noticed any moths or holes in my linen so I guess it is working! This set is nice due to the assortment of blocks. You can hang them or place them, whatever works. If this set came with cedar oil as well it'd be a home run. Still a great buy and great value for anyone interested in protecting their clothes." —Cody P

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A variety pack of embroidered patches that can be ironed or sewed into place so you can mend rips and tears with flair!

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    On Etsy since 2015, Asilda Store is a small biz selling colorful patches, pins, stickers, and T-shirts that celebrate creativity and adventure!

    Promising review: "Yay!!! High-quality af. really happy and can’t wait until I get a rip or hole to patch these up with!!" —madeemc

    Get a five-pack from Asilda Store on Etsy for $32.

    25. 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!

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    This set includes 24 pairs of heel tips in 6 sizes (8 mm, 9 mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, and 12.5 mm).

    Promising review: "They were exactly as described and I am able to save money by repacking my own heel tips. I go through them frequently. I recommend ordering a tool to assist in the process." —Meghann

    Get a 24-piece set from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in nude).

    26. 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!

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    Promising review: "Great at removing the lint from my wool coat. I had a scarf that shed all over my coat and made my expensive coat look like garbage. This got every last piece of lint off my coat and it looks great again. I love that it is reusable and I don’t have to buy wasteful plastic refill sheets in order to use this brush. I used the bristle side to remove some dirt from my suede boots. I haven’t tried the shoehorn feature but everything else works great and I would recommend this to anyone looking for an eco-friendly alternative to the adhesive covered plastic rollers." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    27. 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 reviewer photo of a white shirt with a red stain with three Tide stain remover sticks sitting on top
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    Promising review: "We were on vacation and I had this in my purse. Stopped for coffee. I spilled some on my white pants. This plus a wet napkin and a little bit of rubbing took it completely out. Later we stopped for ice cream. I dropped chocolate ice cream on my white pants. You can tell what I’ve been eating by what food I’m wearing on my clothes. I’m a spill person. I think it’s genetic. That’s how I figured out I needed to carry a bottle of water, napkins, and a Tide stick. If you were born with the same affliction as I have, this was made for you. You get three in a pack. One doesn’t last too long if you use it after every meal but luckily, they’re small enough that you can carry all three in your purse and be able to wear white pants." —Happy Camper

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    28. 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!

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    Each pack includes a travel hand pump to pull the air out, but you can also use your vacuum!

    Read BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer's mad-love for these bags in her own words:

    "The plastic is thick, the bags rarely re-inflate, and I feel confident that everything is safe and secure when stored inside. When you take things out, just give anything a quick steam if super wrinkled and it's ready to wear! Take it from this Virgo, my closet game is forever changed!!! Seasonal closet transitions = a breeze with these."

    Need more convincing? Check out Maitland's full Spacesaver vacuum storage bags review!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four sizes and as a variety pack).

    You equipped with everything necessary to preserve your clothes:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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