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Get fresh – refresh! Top three tips to freshen up your clothes

There are a number of ways to freshen up your clothes without having to wash them.

Here are our top three to get you started.

1. Dare to air

Airing is a really useful alternative to laundering clothes that just need freshening up.

And it's very simple – just hang clothes outside on a washing line or on a hanger in a steamy bathroom.

2. Freezy does it

Again, it's a simple fix for a quick refresh – just put the garment in a large freezer bag and place in the freezer overnight. This is really useful for garments such as jeans that can lose their fit when washed.

3. DIY deodoriser

If you fancy being a bit more creative, try your hand at making your own deodoriser.

You'll need: large freezer bags; cheap vodka and a spray bottle

Here's how:

  • Using a spray bottle, apply a light misting of vodka to your garment. The alcohol deodorises fabrics. Don’t worry – it won’t leave your clothes smelling of vodka
  • You can add a few drops of essential oil or lemon rind if you want some fragrance
  • You'll need to let the garment dry before wearing it.