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Sandpaper as Knit Depiller

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Sandpaper as knit depillerPhoto: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

Wipe fine-grit sandpaper over a sweater in one direction—gently!—to lift pesky pills.

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