Life hack: Clever way to de-pill your clothes 69



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Have you noticed that some of your clothes have a tendency to “pill” or shed all over themselves? Well we’ve found a trick that will help leave our clothes looking brand new. Plus, you probably have a few extra of this tool lying around the house so the solution is absolutely free!

Next time you notice your clothing pill, you can simply clean the fuzz off with a disposable razor.


1. Spread the fabric across a flat surface (something firm is best)

2. Pull the fabric taut and then carefully shave the pilling away from the fabric. It is important to carefully use the razor around seams, stitches and buttons because it could rip the fabric.



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  1. I purchased an electric pilling shaver from a Drycleaners, much quicker 🙂

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  2. You have to be really careful using a razor or a pilling machine, I wouldn’t recommend using them on find knits as it is very easy to cut the fibre. There is a little gadget that is like a comb, KMart sell them, takes longer but is worth it.

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  3. I’ve been doing this for years! Just have to be more careful on the knits but does work. on pretty much anything. I use it on the cotton sweaters too. They tend to pill on the sides and sleeves sometimes. Just used it on my grandsons school winter trackpants and sweaters as they were pilling too and makes them look heaps better.

  4. Vicki Toole, so true. I wrecked my favourite Angora sweater doing the razor blade thing. Regret is not an appropriate word for how I actually felt.

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  5. I have found that using very fine grade sandpaper in the same way is very effective.

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