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Spruce up your winter clothes with a few supplies and a plan.

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Pills, or tiny balls of wool fabric, are caused when parts of a garment rub together frequently. On sweaters you typically find pilling on arms, sleeves and sides of the torso section.

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Here's a close-up of the pills on my sweater's sleeve.

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Use a fabric shaver to zap pills out of existence.

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The fabric shaver in action. All it takes to smooth out pills is a light touch and a little patience.

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Wool coats can develop fabric pills too.

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My poor navy blue peacoat suffered from food stains as well.

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Target stained trouble spots for extra cleaning.

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Soak your sweaters and wash them by hand. I used special Soak detergent that has a no-rinse formula but regular high efficiency Tide works too. You'll have to remember to rinse your garments though.

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Let your items soak for at least 15 minutes. After that gently squeeze them out, don't ring them, so they're not sopping wet.

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Place your clean, damp sweater on a towel.

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Roll your damp, washed sweater in a towel to pull away excess water.

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Hey, not too shabby. With its pills removed and stains treated, my wool coat looks much better.

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