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Use Office Supplies for Quick Fashion Fixes

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Sharpie Markers
Markers come in handy when you need to camouflage a scuffed shoe, color in your makeshift pencil-eraser heel, or blend in a staple you’ve used to fix a hem. (It’s okay to get Sharpie on shoes, but be sure to avoid getting the dye on fabric since it can permanently stain.)

Matchbook
When you don’t have a nail file on hand and can’t find a coworker to lend you one, go to the office kitchen and find the matchbook that the office manager stores alongside the birthday candles. The little swatch of sandpaper used for striking will smooth broken nails just enough to make them less annoying.

FedEx or UPS Packing Pouches
If your cat attacks you right before you leave the house, use one of these sticky sleeves to quickly pick up hair or lint. Just rip off the backing to expose the adhesive, put the envelope on your hand like a glove, and go to town.

Related: Shedding Solutions

Graphite Pencils
The soft graphite in a No. 2 pencil can be used to unstick a tricky zipper. Rub the pencil on the offending area, and it will lubricate the teeth enough to make the zipper easier to work with.

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11:54AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

I always find new ways to use office supplies. One day I was waiting for the printer to get fixed and made some really cool things. I've also fixed things in the office with other office supplies! http://www.abbe.net.au/products/

7:49AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Like those Quick Fixes tips.

7:47AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Like those Quick Fixes.

1:08PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Cool! Very creative ideas.

10:31AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Wow. Really creative. I wouldn't ever think of these

12:08PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

nice article ! very creative

6:56PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

cool!

4:21AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

thanks, good to know

5:05PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Really good tips. TY

11:51PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

great

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