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What To Do If Your Wardrobe Malfunctions at Work

If you’ve ever been stuck in the office and had something go wrong with your outfit that day, whether you spill coffee on yourself, get a run in your stockings, have a zipper stuck, etc., it can sometimes be mortifying to still have to go through the rest of your day embarrassed.  It can even be worse if you have an appointment/meeting and don’t have time to run home in between to fix “the situation.”

Here are some quick fix-its in case you run into one of these scenarios and need a fast remedy:

Stuck Zipper  – Loosen the zipper with a #2 pencil (you know the ones that we all use to have to locate when taking one of those dreaded Scantron tests in school).  The graphite in the pencil acts as lubrication.  Just rub the edge of the lead part across the teeth of the zipper a few times and it should loosen.

#2 Pencils
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Lost Earring Back - Keeping that #2 pencil handy, rip off the eraser and use that as your earring stopper.  This way you can still go to your meeting or appointment fully accessorized without having to ditch the earrings all together. 

Dry Erase Board
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Stain on Your Shirt/Pants – Dry-erase boards are much more common in offices.  If there’s a dry-erase board around there should also be cleaner for the board’s surface.  Blot a little bit of that liquid with a papertowel on the stain and it should remove SMALL stains.  The main ingredient is rubbing alcohol so just be careful what types of material you use it on because you don’t want to ruin the fabric.  And, be careful you don’t get any in your eyes.

Package sealant
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Dreaded Pet Hair – Whether it’s cat or dog hair (maybe even horse hair — ya never know), take an unused FedEx or UPS pouch and remove the protective backing on the sealing strip.  You can use the sticky part like a lint roller/remover if you dont’t keep one in your desk drawer.
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Stapler
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Seam/Hem Rip – If you don’t have the ability to locate a safety pin anywhere in your office, simply use a stapler to keep the ripped hem intact.  Just be careful the sharp edge doesn’t cut you and also be careful when removing the staple when you get home so you don’t rip the actual material of your clothes.
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Sharpier Marker
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Scuffed Shoe – Take the right color sharpie or permanent marker and cover the scuff by coloring in the mark.

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