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7 Fashion-Related Chores To Do Now That You Have All The Time In The World!

7 Fashion-Related Chores To Do Now That You Have All The Time In The World!

With the entire country under lockdown, we sure have an ample amount of time on our plate to use as constructively as possible. While many have resumed their hobbies in quarantine, it has become rather difficult for fashion lovers to do so because, well, our main hobbies include dressing up, styling ourselves and feeling good about it. Alas! Since that isn't possible, I've got you some fashion-related chores that you can finally tend to now that you have all the time in the world. These are the ones that never get ticked off your to-do list because of an otherwise busy schedule. So, let's get started!

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From organising your closet like Kim Kardashian to learning basic hygiene stuff like washing and ironing your clothes, there's a lot to fill the fashion-shaped hole in your life during the quarantine.

Organise Your Closet

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A closet is a fashionista's den. And organising it is one of the biggest and most important tasks. Here's how you can do so step-by-step:

Step 1: Empty your cupboard
Step 2: Categorise your clothes
Step 3: Envision how you want it to look
Step 4: Gather stuff that is required to accomplish step 3 such as organizers, hangers, dividers, etc.
Step 5: Start setting it up (the ideal way to do so is by seasonal clothing)

Click on the link below to read in detail about closet organisation.

Regularly Brush Your Old Shoes

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All of us own some shoes that we don't wear frequently. Are you thinking about that one pair of heels that you haven't worn in years? Now they are just sitting in some corner collecting dust. Sometimes, if not stored properly, shoe materials can start to crack and wrinkle or the buckles can leave rusty lines behind. As a result, even if they're hardly worn, they can look worn out. This is the best time to get in the practice of cleaning all such ignored pairs of footwear. Here are some tips to clean your shoes:

  • Fabric shoes: The best way to clean such shoes is with a solution of detergent and warm water. Use a discarded toothbrush to do so.
  • Suede shoes: Clean these with a soft-bristled brush. You can also use a pencil eraser to remove certain stains.
  • Patent leather shoes: Start by wiping off soil stains with a solution of water and distilled white vinegar. You can also use petroleum jelly in case of stubborn stains and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Hand-Wash Delicate Clothes

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Try to get in the habit of hand-washing certain clothes because machine wash can ruin them permanently. These include delicates like lace clothing, lingerie, woollens, etc. The best way to wash them is by dipping them in water with a little bit of fabric cleanser like Cozy or Genteel. Avoid using harsh detergents and if your tap water is hard, remember to pre-soak the clothes in lukewarm water.

Deep Clean Your Closet, Cabinets & Shelves

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You clean yourself and your clothes every day, so why not clean your closet once in a while? The best time to do so is when you're organising it. While you can initiate the process with some dusting and vacuuming, it is advisable to go a step ahead and disinfect your closet as well. Now more than ever! You can either use any basic disinfectant you have at home or make a DIY disinfectant. All you need to do is:

- Prepare a mixture of vinegar and warm water in equal proportions in a spray bottle.

- Spray it all over your closet interiors, shelves, cabinets, and organisers. Let it stay for at least two minutes.

- Use a clean cloth to wipe off extra water.

You can also add some detergent to the solution if your closet is extremely dirty. Some people also spread newspaper or chart paper on wooden shelves before keeping their clothes to prevent termite bites and the closet from getting dirty.

Learn The Not So Subtle Art Of Ironing

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Clothes of different materials need to be ironed at different temperatures, something that laundrymen don't care for while ironing the entire colony's clothes. Start ironing your clothes at home. It'll save you money as well as add to your household skills. This is the best time to learn how to and get in the practice of it. Here's how to iron different types of fabrics:

  • Lace: Use another piece of cloth between the fabric and the iron.
  • Cotton: Iron at high-temperature setting. For extra-crisp iron, spray some water to dampen your clothe.
  • Satin: Turn your clothes inside out and then iron. Avoid steam.
  • Polyester: Iron at low or medium heat temperature setting. 
  • Linen: Turn your clothes inside out before ironing and put more pressure on the cuffs and collar in case there are any.

Master Basic Fashion Hacks

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How many times have you asked your mom to help sow a button in the morning? Or fix tiny tears and holes in your clothes? Knowing basic stitching and hacks like fixing stuck zippers can come in quite handy. Watch the videos below to get skilled at this while at home.



Need Of The Quarantine Hour: Upcycle Clothes

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Missing shopping? Get new clothes without spending any extra money! How, you ask? DIY, of course! Not only will it help you make quarantine productive and creative, but also fashion sustainable. Convert your old jeans into shorts. Use your skirts as tube tops if possible. And don't forget to follow POPxo Fashion for all kinds of fashion DIYs.

Don't let the fashionista in you wait. Kill your boredom by putting time to good use and start doing these fashion chores right away!

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