The ultimate hack for saving shrunken laundry

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Try This Unshrinking Clothes Hack

Need to revive a shrunken sweater for the upcoming fall season? Here's how to go about it without ruining the garment.

The best part is that you don't need to use anything fancy. A bit of baby shampoo, a bucket and water does the trick!

First, mix 1/3 cup of baby shampoo in a bucket of lukewarm water. Then let the garment soak for about 30 minutes. This should relax the fibers of your shrunken clothes.

Lastly, ring out the excess water, stretch clothing to desired shape and lay out flat to dry.

This ought to save both money and your favorite outfit!

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Cookbook Nook

Don't limit the super-functional BILLY bookcase to your favorite fictional paperbacks and hardcovers. ($50 each, ikea.comWhen positioned side-by-side to form a makeshift kitchen island, the shelves create a home for all of your favorite cookbooks, snacks, and even baking supplies.

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China Cabinet

Listen, most kitchens (and dining areas!) don't have enough room to keep all of your fine china, platters, and silverware — and that's why everyone needs a credenza. But it doesn't have to be a pricey investment. This sleek piece was made out of modern IKEA cabinets. (ikea.com)

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Mail Center

Don't let your bills and thank you notes take over your dining room table. This nifty floating shelf made out of KNUFF magazine holders features three different cubbies — one for unopened mail, action items, and letters to hold onto for later. ($10 for 2, ikea.com)

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Dream Dollhouse

No little kid will know the difference between this STUVA cabinet creation and a store-bought toy. ($60, ikea.com) As long as dolls, mini furniture, and lots of color are involved, it'll be a hit.

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Country Statement

IKEA's IVAR units are usually solid, unfinished cabinets. ($80, ikea.com) But a coat of bright red paint (and adorable sunflowers) gives them a country vibe and makes an otherwise drab unit a statement piece.

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Needed Counterspace

The no-nonsense BEKVAM kitchen cart is convenient, if a bit spare. ($60, ikea.com) A fresh coat of gray paint, a chic marble top, and a shiny towel bar makes this kitchen helper as stylish as it is functional.

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Campaign-Style Nightstand

The RAST dresser might be a little rough around the edges, but you can't beat the price. ($35, ikea.com) A little bit of leather and brass bring character to the piece, and adding paint didn't hurt either.

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Charging Station

Attach hooks to the simple FINTORP rail, and you can organize just about anything. ($9, ikea.com) To keep electronics from cluttering your counter, mount this bar near an outlet along with a basket to hold your gadgets. This blogger even added potted plants for decoration.

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Chic Vanity

If you're looking for a chic alternative to your standard vanity, check out this super-glam creation. The blogger paired the EKBY ALEX shelving with old-school wooden legs and a sheepskin-covered bench to create a gorgeous place to spend your mornings.($47, ikea.com)

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Mod Coffee Table

It's rare you get something so classy from IKEA's seen-everywhere LACK coffee table, but this blogger pulled it off. ($25, ikea.com) By removing the lower shelf and attaching wooden tapered legs, she created a midcentury-style classic that's entirely chic.

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