Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick Fixes For Loose Zippers and Too Tight to Button Jeans

I have two great tips to share with you today...



First tip...

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans or pants 
with a zipper that refuses to stay zipped? 
Don't stop wearing them or throw them out!

Here is what you can do to keep that zipper zipped!
All you need is a tiny hair tie - that's it!


Quick Fix For a Loose Zipper on Jeans & Pants...

Follow the easy steps below and your problem is solved:

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I like to use tiny clear elastic hair ties.  
You can find these in the hair accessory section.

How easy is that?!  Problem solved!

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Next tip...

When I was pregnant with my girls and didn't want to wear maternity jeans just yet,
I used a similar technique to give me a few more weeks in regular clothes.

If your pants are too tight to button, here is an easy fix:

Using a larger hair tie, this technique gives you little more room to breathe!


I hope these tips were helpful.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

37 comments:

  1. You know how you see a solution to a problem and you think "genius, why didn't I think of that?" Well, genius, why didn't I think of that, so simple and a perfect solution. Followed you back!

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I have used this trick many many times :O) Thanks for the visit and follow! Cheers!

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  2. That's great!!! Gotta share this!

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    1. Thanks, Heather - they can be pretty handy!

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  4. Yay Mary - I soooooo need the second tip - off I go to put on my new old jeans.....xxx

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  5. Good tips! I found your blog throught the hop and am so glad I did. I love it! I followed and hope you might do the same. :)

    Lyndsay @ www.theallmylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Linsday! I'll be stopping by! Thanks for the sweet words, visit and follow!

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  6. Genius! Now I'll be using that second tip A LOT right after Christmas for sure!

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    1. Haha - me too, Danni! Thanks for the visit!

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  7. great tip now do you have one for snaps on pants that keep popping open?

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    1. Ha - I wish, Brandi! :O) Thanks for the visit!!!

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  8. Brilliant!!!

    wordsfromdusti.blogspot.com

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  9. Stopping by from the "Weekend Blog Walk" - new follower :)

    xoxo
    Anni

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    1. Hi Anni - Thank you - following you too! :O)

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  10. I have short hair... guess I need to go buy some hair ties!
    Wonderful ideas!

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    1. Thank you...you better run to the store! Thanks for visiting! Hope you're having a great week!

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  11. How did I not think of this??! I have a couple pairs of pants that are just BARELY too tight to wear. Problem solved! Thanks!

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    1. Happy to help - I'm one of your newest followers. So happy you stopped by my blog, Britney. Hope you have a great night!

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  12. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week with more!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. Hi Mackenzie,

      Thanks for the visit! I will be back this weekend! Thanks so very much for hosting!

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  13. Who would have thought? What a nifty trick. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know!!! Thanks, Melanie :O) Thanks for the visit!

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  14. Brilliant ! I love easy solutions like this. Do come and link it up at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-35/

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    1. I'll be sure to link up. Thanks for the sweet comment and for visiting! Hope you have a great night!

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  15. Cute tip! Following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvinatge.com I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to this party:) Share a facebook like when you have a sec, my page is new:) Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm following you too! I'll be sure to check out your FB page too :O) Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks again!

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  16. Awesome! I love it and am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link this up at Mom's Library! See you there!

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  17. what a great idea! Found you through House of Hepworths. Love this idea and I have just the pair of jeans that needs this solution. Thanks!

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  18. This is one of those so simple yet brilliant solutions. I wish I had thought of the one for the jeans while I was pregnant.

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  19. great idea!! I have been using a key ring, which I've seen on some tips but this one seems like it might be a little less awkward. I'll have to try it!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look at more of your blog while I'm here. Please do feel free to visit mine though I haven't been updating it recently!

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  20. Great tip, bought a pair of jeans online, and can't return them, they're a bit small, but they stretch as I wear them, this will work til I lose a few pounds!! {ha ha right!} :) Thanks so much!! Gotta go grab some hair ties! {I have short hair too.}

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  21. Loved the idea :) Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah

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  22. Now this is brilliant especially with the clear elastics!! You're a doll.

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