14 Care Products Your Clothes Desperately Need
Because your clothes need love too. And preferably at a price that won't break the bank.
1. Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge
Why It's Great: It removes unwanted, and not to mention embarrassing deodorant stains from your clothes instantly. You don't need water, you don't need anything but this little magic eraser.
Verdict: That whole "licking your thumb and trying to rub it off" tactic never really worked. Time to upgrade.
Where Can I Get It?: It sells for a whopping $6 on Amazon.
2. Soillove Stain Remover
Why It's Great: This product is amazing! It tackles all types of stains and works especially well on dark ones such as berry juice and red wine. It's also known to work particularly well on older stains that are already set in.
Verdict: I wouldn't throw out any stained clothes without giving this bad boy a try first. Also, it's a steal.
Where Can I Get It?: You can purchase for $4 on Amazon.
Why It's Great: Adding a little vinegar to your load when first washing a new pair of jeans will set in the dye and keep it from bleeding. After your first go, jeans shouldn't be washed too often. However if and when you do, throw in a little more vinegar... That way they'll keep from fading and stay that perfect shade of blue longer.
Verdict: Life-changing. Who knew a little bit of vinegar went such a long way?
Where Can I Get It?: Any supermarket in any city anywhere... That's why it's SO great.
4. Magic Wrinkle Remover
Why It's Great: Imagine a product so perfect that it would remove the wrinkles from your clothes without any ironing required... Well, you don't have to.
Verdict: There's no excuse to show up anywhere looking all wrinkled.
Where Can I Get It?: Get this for $4 on Gatzies.
5. Kiwi Select Suede and Nubuck Cleaner
Why It's Great: It cleans and removes stains from your vintage suede jackets like nobody's business. It also conditions the fabric and helps preserve your suede goods. Works on suede jackets, suede shoes, and suede everything.
Verdict: Those suede boots ain't going to clean themselves.
Where Can I Get That?: Get it on Amazon for $5.
6. The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo
Why It's Great: It preserves the quality of your delicate wool and cashmere fabrics and keeps them soft. No stiff sweaters here.
Verdict: If you're going to spend all that money on cashmere, you might as well take care of it.
Where Can I Get?: Amazon sells it for $23. Now this one's a little pricer, but then again, so is your cashmere.
Why It's Great: Interestingly enough it helps remove stains from your clothes if you ever find yourself in need of a quick solution. Works well on red wine stains, and is also known to keep your brights bright. Don't be afraid to throw a little in the wash or just reach across the dinner table and start rubbing it onto a stain in case of emergency.
Verdict: Salt is so much more than you ever imagined.
Where Can I Get It?: If you don't know that one, I can't help you.
8. LeBlanc Silk & Lingerie Wash
Why It's Great: It washes your most delicate of delicates without being too harsh. Fun fact: you can also use on your silk sheets to keep your bed extra luscious.
Verdict: It's totally worth having two different laundry detergents if it means you get "softer than a baby's bottom" silk.
Where Can I Get It? Complete smoothness can be yours for $32 on Amazon.
9. Deo-Go Deodorant & Antiperspirant Stain Remover
Why It's Great: It removes deodorant and sweat stains particularly well from white shirts and other light colored fabrics. Meaning you don't have to keep buying a pack of new undershirts every time you see the slightest hit of a "deo" stain.
Verdict: Yup, that whole "stained underarm thing" is not a good look.
Where Can I Get It?: Get in on this action for $12 via Amazon.
10. Lexol-Ph Leather Cleaner
Why It's Great: It works on jackets, pants, and all your leather clothing articles. Fun fact: you can also use it to clean up the seats in your car. It's a gentle but strong "one for all" kind of solution.
Verdict: This is the only leather cleaner you'll ever need.
Where Can I Get It?: It's only $11 on Amazon.
11. Frye Weatherproof Spray
Why It's Great: It weatherproofs your leather shoes so you don't have to worry about messing them up in the rain or snow. You can use on other leather goods such as jackets too, just careful: this doesn't work on your suede goods, JUST leather.
Verdict: You have options besides wearing just rain or snow boots all the time.
Where Can I Get It?: At Bloomie's for $9.
12. Wild Card: Rit Dye Liquid - Denim Blue
Why It's Great: That's right, dye for your jeans... Because sometimes you find ones that are the right size but not the right color. Or maybe your favorite pair of jeans are starting to fade and you simply can't bear the thought of parting with them.
Verdict: This probably means your jeans can last forever now.
Where Can I Get It? Experiment for $4 via Amazon.
13. Vectra Spray
Why It's Great: For all your other weatherproofing needs aside from leather boots, Vectra has got you covered. This work on everything from leather and suede, to softer fabrics such as wool, cashmere, and silk. Shoes and clothes alike, this one does it all.
Verdict: You can dance in the rain without worrying about ruining your clothes.
Where Can I Get It?: At Footwear Etc. for $13.
Why It's Great: Pour about two cups of brewed coffee into the rinse cycle of your darks to keep your blacks black. That's right, coffee.
Verdict: Rejoice! There's nothing worse than a faded black anything.
Where Can I Get It?: You can brew it, or pop into a coffee shop pre-laundry.