30+ Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know

11.Loosen too-tight shoes in the freezer

A genius trick for un-cramping the toe boxes of your new shoes is to place them straight in the freezer.

Fill two Ziploc bags up with water, and seal them tightly. Place the baggies inside the shoes, and let them sit overnight in the freezer, until the water in the bags freezes.

As the water freezes, it will slowly expand the bag to gently stretch the walls of your shoes.

Remove from the freezer, and let the ice thaw for about 20 minutes before removing the bags.

Loosen too-tight shoes in the freezer

12.Restore whiteness by rubbing toothpaste on your old shoes.

Toothpaste acts particularly well as a cleaning agent for dirty sneakers.

Apply a bit of toothpaste to an old toothbrush, and work it into the dirty spots on the rubber, making sure to scrub the sides well.

You can work the toothpaste into the fabric of the shoes. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe it off with a damp towel.

Restore whiteness by rubbing toothpaste on your old shoes.

13.Clean leather with rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can be used to safely remove stains from finished leather.

When it comes time to clean, use a Q-tip, or a cotton call, and soak it up gently with some rubbing alcohol.

Rub the alcohol into the stain on the shoes, and let that sit for about 30 minutes.

Clean leather with rubbing alcohol

14.Use a nail file to banish scratches.

Nail files come super-handy in removing both wet and dry stains, and even scratches from suede surfaces.

For the best effect, first use a soft cloth to gently rub the area with the stain, to try and remove as much of the spot as possible.

If it’s a really stubborn stain, gently rub the spot with a nail file or sandpaper, until the stain has diminished in appearance.

Use a nail file to banish scratches

15.Put baking soda in your shoes to disinfect and remove odor.

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Put baking soda in your shoes to disinfect and remove odor

16.Neatly tuck your non-skinny jeans in boots.

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Neatly tuck your non-skinny jeans in boots

17.Use old hangers to easily store sandals

Use old hangers to easily store sandals

18.Use clothing hangers to organize your boots.

Use clothing hangers to organize your boots

19.Use crown molding to conveniently store heels.

And use crown molding to conveniently store heels

20.Leave your jeans overnight in the freezer to make them smell better.

Leave your jeans overnight in the freezer to make them smell better

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