There’s nothing worse than buying new clothes and watching them slowly lose their shine, color and shape from the wash. I used to literally avoid buying white clothes because every time I machine washed them they turned to this kind of gray-off-white color. You’re probably already rehearsing the solution in your head, which is, yes, to separate whites and colors when washing clothes. However, if you’re wondering how to make your clothes look like new again, these clothes-restoring products will do wonders to keep them shiny and stain-free.
When I had to pay for my laundry, I convinced myself that the separate laundry rule was more of a suggestion and never put it into practice. However, now that I’ve grown up and expanded my cleaning knowledge, I separate my colors with every wash. I also added a few clothes restorers into the mix to keep things looking fresher. The best way to think about it is this: if you have a problem with one of your items (clothes, jackets, shoes, etc.), a solution has probably been invented to solve it. It’s amazing what you’ll find when you Google the issues you struggle with when it comes to keeping your clothes looking like new, long after you’ve started wearing them. Take it from someone who spent a lot of time ignoring stains, stains and distress on my favorite items: there are solutions!
Below are 15 unique cleaning items, clothes-restoring products and more that will keep everything you own as shiny as the day you bought it.
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01 This battery operated lint remover
Pilling is one of the most annoying things to deal with your favorite sweaters and shirts. Instead of accepting pills or tossing the item all together, try this battery-powered air freshener. It has nearly 100,000 reviews from buyers who say it’s oddly satisfying to use and actually works to refresh tired items and make them look like new.
02 This TikTok-Viral Pet Hair Remover
If you’ve ever watched a CleanTok video where someone was removing stacked mounds of pet hair, chances are they were using this pet hair remover with over 111,000 five-star ratings. This remover will last you a lifetime and you don’t need sticky papers or batteries to make it work. Just run it over the area with hair, then open the chamber to remove it when you’re done. Get ready for a pet hair free existence.
03 This portable steamer for wrinkle-free clothes
Do you avoid linen fabric every summer because you are trapped in a cycle or perpetual folds? Get out your favorite lightweight fabric because this steamer is about to change your life. Nearly 74,000 reviewers agree that it’s life-changing, easy to use, and you’ll reach for it more than you think.
04 This laundry net bag set
Have you ever thrown a bra or underwear in the wash so that it comes out looking like it’s been through the war? This is because delicate clothes need extra protection when washed in standard washing machines. These mesh bags will help your luxury or delicate items stay looking new after every wash cycle.
05 This portable lint remover
I like a handy product that fits right in drawers or pockets and doesn’t need batteries or electricity to work. That’s why this portable lint remover is my favorite. Simply run it gently along fabrics to pick up excess lint, remove pilling and restore clothes.
06 This boot cleaner that targets salt stains
In winter, salt is not your friend. While this will help keep you from slipping when icy conditions present themselves, it also risks ruining your favorite pair of boots. Well he
used to ruin your favorite pair of boots. This boot cleaner comes with 15 wipes that you can easily keep in your bag and wipe over your suede shoes when you notice that cloudy white buildup.
07 This dry cleaner in a stick for stain treatment
Shoppers say this product helped them target greasy stains that even dry cleaners couldn’t remove, making it one of the best products for making clothes look like new. Simply rub the stick product into the stain, then brush off the excess powder with the brush provided.
08 These on-the-go stain wipes
Whether you realize you left the house with huge deodorant stains or an unexpected drop of wine landed on your new blouse, these stain wipes you can keep in your purse will remove anything that dares to disturb your day.
09 This shoe cleaner with brush
Just as I avoided buying white clothes, I also avoided buying white sneakers. I live in New York, where a brisk walk to lunch can feel like you’ve just braved a sticky swamp. Luckily, this shoe cleaner comes with a durable and effective brush that blends perfectly with the cleaning solution to cut your cleaning time in half.
ten This stain remover that removes makeup, sauce stains, etc.
Never worry about smudging your favorite white shirt again; just keep this Grandma’s Secret Stain Remover on deck. Over 24,000 five-star reviews call it the “best stain remover ever.” Plus, you can even use it on your chairs, sofas, and rugs.
11 This set of sweater combs
Sweaters are one of the hardest items to keep looking like new, which is why this sweater comb set is so awesome. All you have to do is run them gently along the fabric wherever you see pilling. It works on wool coats, blankets, cashmere, etc.
12 This washing tool for pet hair removal
Instead of removing hair bit by bit from each garment, toss this hair-absorbing tool right into your washing machine with dirty clothes. When you remove it, you will find that all the hair that was stuck to your clothes is now on the device. Over 3,500 people agree that these hair removal laundry balls make life easier when it comes to living with pets.
13 This bleach booster for white clothes
As I’ve said many times in this article, figuring out how to take care of my white clothes has been a journey, to say the least. However, I have found that the OxiClean is actually super powerful at gently removing stains. If you follow vintage store owners on TikTok, you also know they use this magic powder to help remove caked-on stains from delicate items. When it comes to keeping whites bright, choose a white-specific OxiClean like this. Over 16,000 reviewers call it life changing.
14 This fabric softener that does the job in the wash
If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent your whole life hearing about fabric softener without ever really understanding what it does or if it’s needed. Fabric softener is designed to soften the fibers of your clothes or towels to keep them even softer. However, fabric softener or fabric softener doesn’t actually clean your clothes, so it’s used in tandem with detergent. This one from Gain Botanicals is a great option to reach for. It helps keep t-shirts and other items super soft to the touch and can help fabric look newer for longer.
15 This steamer for stubborn wrinkles
An iron can be way too harsh on silk tops or mesh bodysuits. Instead of bringing a hot metal plate over your items, consider steaming them to gently remove creases. This will keep your clothes refreshed and looking like new, as you won’t have to press down the creases hard and risk damaging delicate fabrics.
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