Nothing ruins your day like pulling your favourite jumper out of the dryer or washing machine only to find the fabric covered in lint. The good news is, there are ways to rid your clothing – and even your furniture – of those annoying, pesky little balls.
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Pilling can occur to almost any fabric from clothes to rugs, and even furniture. And despite what you may have been led to believe, in many cases it doesn't matter how expensive or inexpensive these items are, they can all be subjected to it!
Before you throw that soft sweater away, know that there are quick fixes you can do to rid your belongings of lint and fabric pilling. Try these five easy hacks to restore your clothing and homewares to their former glory.
1. Disposable razors
While there are special de-pilling devices you can buy, often a disposable razor is enough to do the trick! Keep in mind too that carpet and rug shavers might be too intense for soft fabric.
2. Hair clippers
If you can't be bothered taking to your carpets and rugs with a disposable razor (who could!), it might be worth trying something a little more powerful. Hair clippers may come in handy here! Just make sure you're skimming the rug without pushing down, otherwise, you may end up damaging the fabric.
3. Pumice stone
Yep! The tool to tackle dry skin has another use. Take your pumice and rub it over the pills to loosen them from the fabric, then finish up with a lint roller to pick them up. Of course, don't forget to clean your pumice stone before you get started.
When you think about it, it makes sense that sandpaper will help destroy those annoying pills! Don't go too hard when you're rubbing away, but most fabrics can withstand a good scrub.
For obvious reasons, it's best to use a new sourer, but these green scrubbing wipes can easily de-pill your clothing!
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