Over the weekend, I thrifted an absolutely beautiful Eileen Fisher sweater for $7.99.
It is 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool and retailed for $228. So, why on earth would someone donate such an expensive sweater? Probably because it had pills under the arms and on the sides.
It wasn’t even that much pilling, but it did look worn. And apparently the kind of lady who buys a $228 sweater doesn’t want to wear it anymore once it looks a bit tired.
Which is why if you don’t already own one, you MUST buy yourself a sweater shaver!
I bought mine in 2012 for $12 and have saved dozens of sweaters over the past 11 years. The exact one I have is discontinued, but I found two similar options for you:
- Battery operated version for $15 – it has over 94,000 ratings with an average of 4.5 stars.
- Rechargeable version for $14 – it has over 13,500 ratings with an average of 4.5 stars
All you do is lay your sweater out flat, turn on the shaver and lightly run it over the pilled areas. Be gentle at first, and more aggressive if your fabric can handle it. It took me less than 5 minutes and my thrifted sweater looked as good as new:
The best part is, that once you own a sweater shaver you can do a quick check of your clothing once or twice a year, do a little shaving upkeep and keep on trucking. It greatly extends the life of your clothing, saving you even more money in the long run!
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