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No clothes! - January 19th 2015, 08:58 AM

Okay, so I have college today, but the problem is I haven't got any clothes, which sucks. I only have 2 pairs of jeans, but one pair is in the wash, another is wet still... I have a dress, but no tights to wear, I don't have any shorts (Plus it's too cold for shorts) and I don't know where my leggings have gone. Skirts though... Again no tights

I haven't got a clue what to do, whether I should just wear my jeans that are wet, and something, or whatever. Should I just e-mail my teacher this reason, or say I'm ill. Or just wear something dirty as I haven't got anything else to wear... Even though I don't want to feel gross or smell. The problem with my clothes, the dirty ones do smell, due to the fact I sweat a lot even if it is winter.

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Re: No clothes! - January 19th 2015, 10:33 AM

Hey Zara,

My room mate at hostel always had the problem of being left with no clothes and only wet jeans to wear. So, this is what she did to dry them out when she needed them urgently.

Keep a dry towel between the legs of your jeans or keep the jeans opened on a towel. Turn your iron to it's maximum and iron the jeans. Keep moving the iron around until the jeans start turning to it's normal color. This dries out the water of the jeans, though it still has the tendencies to remain moist. If you have enough time before you go to school, you can keep it in a room with the fan on full and let it dry for an hour. If you don't have that much time, you could use a blow dryer on the inside of your jeans. As long as the jeans don't feel moist on the inside, you should be fine. Sine it is cold you could pair it up with a sweater or a hoodie.

Quick way to get rid of sweat smell from clothes. Spray fabric freshener on clothes. If fabric freshener isn't available, you could make one. One part water and one part white vinegar with 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oils. Pour it into a plastic bottle and spray it on the inside of your clothes. Let the clothes hang for a while so the smell goes away. My cousins found this on the internet and does it a lot, though I never tried it. What I do for my clothes is, keep the cloth spread inside out on a towel. Pour talcum powder on it (one with a nice smell) and with your fingers press the talcum powder into the cloth. Brush off the excess and hang it for half an hour. It usually takes away the smell (or lessens it) and the talcum powder smell overpowers it.

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Re: No clothes! - January 19th 2015, 01:31 PM

I've moved this into Fashion and Style because it fits better here than in General Health.
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Re: No clothes! - January 19th 2015, 03:37 PM

I agree was Kav and was going to suggest the same exact thing. I'm always short on clothing. I usually find something in the end but if there is something wet, I iron it really well which is close to putting it in the dryer machine but much quicker. Also sometimes my clothes come out wet after the dryer machine so I continue to dry it fully with the iron. It works well! If you really got time, you can run your wet pants in the dryer though that might not be cost effective if you gotta pay for one pants in the dryer.
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Re: No clothes! - January 19th 2015, 10:03 PM

For wet clothing, you can cover the iron board with aluminum foil. The heat will be reflected and you most likely will only have to iron one side of your clothing. It's a pretty quick way to dry clothing. If it's possible, consider hanging your clothes outside even after they're dry because they sometimes get that "outside scent". I always like that scent.

For wrinkles, you can put a few clothing items in the dryer with some ice cubes (only two or three). The ice will melt into the clothing and the dryer will cause it to steam the wrinkles out. About once a month, consider putting some vinegar in the washer with your clothes. It kills germs and helps your clothes smell a little better, too. I'm not sure where that idea came from, but it's something that my mom and I do, especially with towels.

If you have any thrift shops around you, definitely look around if you don't mind thrift shopping. You can find clothes that are in good condition or that are even new for lower prices.

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