I just shaved a sweater with a razor from the dollar store. This may not be the kind of exciting news you’ve come to expect from us here at TinyLiving, but fear not — there’s a moral to this story and it has to do with living small.
But first, back to the sweater. In a moment of domestic incompetence, I put it in the dryer, turning an instant classic into a fuzzy mess.
I’d once heard someone talking about an electric gadget for shaving the pills from sweaters — and figured that was just what I needed. But when I googled “shave a sweater,” I was surprised to find people were saying a disposable razor would do the trick just as well.
After 20 minutes of pawing the sweater with a razor, I can now wear it without shame. The solution was sitting in my bathroom cabinet all along.
Which brings me to the point: Most of the time, fancy gadgets aren’t necessary. The problem you’re facing likely isn’t new. Before that “As Seen on TV” wonder tool was invented, people were solving that same dilemma using items or skills they already possessed.
And let’s face it: In a little house, there’s no room to store a sweater shaver, anyway.