How to Salvage Shrunken T-Shirts and More -- Savings Experiment

How to Salvage Shrunken T-Shirts and More
How to Salvage Shrunken T-Shirts and More

Sometimes we waste money by assuming used or worn items should be tossed. However, there's a way to salvage your things without breaking the bank.

If you shrunk your favorite shirt in the wash, don't panic. Simply fill your sink with cool water. Pour 1/4 cup of hair conditioner (any kind will do) into the sink and mix thoroughly.

Next, lay the shirt flat in the water for 15 minutes. Remove it and soak it in clean cool water until the hair conditioner is all gone. Then, lay the shirt on a towel and pull gently to stretch.

Once the shirt is back to it's regular size, leave it on the towel to air dry and you'll have your shirt back. It's a simple way to revive those go-to tees you thought were lost.

Vacuum filters, which cost a pretty penny to replace, are often thrown out when they can be washed and reused. When your vacuum filter gets too dirty, just get rid of extra dust, place it in your dishwasher, run and let dry. When it comes out, it will look brand new.

These DIY life hacks are easy and will cost you next to nothing. Use them to save a few bucks, while keeping your budget in tact.