Alright; that’s it. If there is any hope of me posting regularly, I am going to have to start interjecting some short posts.
Here’s an equation that psyched me up yesterday: Old Pilly Sweater + Baby Comb = New Sweater.
While “Fun” Shui’ing (“Fun” Shui is the ancient chinese art of having a good time getting rid of crap you don’t need), I came across a great sweater, covered in pills.
It failed two of my Fun Shui tests, and passed the third.
Test #1: Have I worn this in a year? (No.)
Test #2: Would I wear this today if I needed it? (N0.)
Test #3: In the face of a natural disaster, with no electricity and no communication with humanity, would I wish I had this sweater?* (Yes.)
So I prayed to my inner Martha Stewart for a solution.
Then I remembered that Real Simple magazine once suggested brushing off sweater pills with a hair comb.
I grabbed one of Punga’s (practically unused) baby combs, and brought that sweater from old to gold in a matter of minutes! Take that, sweater pills!
(Pointer: I used gentle strokes at first, and in the end found it was most effective to be fairly aggressive with it.)
All I can say is, “Thanks, Real Simple!” And, “Sorry, Sal’s Boutique!”
*The ancient Chinese art of Fun Shui does not recommend that you use Test #3. Nor do I.
Got any fun tips for me? I want to hear them! 🙂