Solve Pilly Sweater Problems with a Bikini Trimmer
At one sad, misguided point in my life I believed that clothes from the GAP were high-quality and worth the extra cost.
One pilly wool sweater and faded pair of “black” pants later and I am questioning my reasoning.
In the past I would just donate my clothes to Goodwill and purchase a new sweater from Goodwill. However, I have recently made a pact with myself to truly wear my clothes. The only way clothes are leaving my home is in a rag bag.
My merino wool sweater was so pilly; it looked like it needed a buzz cut. I took to it with a bikini trimmer in a hidden under-arm area and found that it worked like magic! I “shaved” the rest of my sweater and it is as good as new!
I use this handy Remington tool. We have a trimmer set to maintain Spencer’s haircut in between trims and I imagine that would work as well.
$10 for a pill-remover may be steep but this product can serve… um… multiple purposes.
Despite my disappointment with GAP clothes pilling and fading, I will admit that they hold up quite well. I am considering doing a load of my black laundry with a black bottle of RIT dye to brighten them up. Has anyone tried this before? Advice?