Does your jacket or bag have a stiff zipper? Try this simple trick to make it run smoothly again!

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A pencil is the perfect solution to a stiff zipper

It can be very frustrating when your zipper won’t open or close easily. You’re about to leave for work in the morning and, let’s face it, you’re in a bit of a hurry – and then your zipper just won’t come up. This takes time you simply do not have! And even if you do have the time; a stiff zipper is annoying. Is your zipper stuck or just stiff? Don’t throw out the item of clothing in question, or bring it to get fixed straight away. All you need is a pencil to fix it on your own!

A pencil is all it takes for your zipper to run smoothly again.

This is a very simple trick that only has two easy steps. First, you need to locate the exact spot on the zipper that causes the stiffness. This is where the pencil comes in! Use the pencil to color the stiff place and do this thoroughly. When you try to use the zipper again, you’ll notice that it’ll be much easier to zip up!

Parchment paper
If you don’t have a pencil lying around, there’s another way to make this trick work. Rubbing a piece of parchment paper onto the stiff spot on the zipper will also work. The parchment paper is slightly greasy, which will make sure the zipper will run smoothly again. It’s that simple!

But pay attention: this trick won’t work for a zipper with broken teeth. You’ll either have to replace the zipper or try to fix it yourself. Luckily, we’ve got a trick for that as well! Read it here: Have you got a broken zipper? With this simple trick you’ll be able to fix it yourself in no time at all!

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