De-Pill Your Clothes With The Rough Side Of A Dry Sponge

De-Pill Your Clothes With the Rough Side of a Dry Sponge

Little balls of fuzz, or pills, can build up on the fabric of some of your favourite clothing items. Sweaters and jackets are particularly susceptible to them, but you can easily remove them with the scrubbing side of a dry sponge.

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Pills can make your clothing look more worn down that it really is, so Cambria Bold at The Kitchn suggests you use a typical kitchen item in a different way. Grab one of those half-and-half sponges with a rough, scrubbing side. Make sure it's clean and dry, then gently rub the textured side of the sponge along the fabric of your clothing item. The pills might get caught in the sponge material, but you can make this one your dedicated de-pilling sponge. If you don't have the right sponge lying around, you can also use a disposable razor or a pumice stone to get the job done.

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    Make sure it’s clean and dry

    Forget clean and dry - just go fresh out of the packet... Nothing says hobo quite like the smell of an old dish sponge.

    Last edited 08/10/15 5:13 pm

    I would think this would just cause more pilling as it's just causing more friction. Razor blade is the go for me, just have to be careful not to cut holes in to clothes.

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