Stash these clothing-rescue supplies in a drawer, your car’s glove compartment, or the hallway closet.
Keep things together when your waistband button pops or a dress strap comes unstitched.
Instant Stain Remover
Treats tough, dried-on stains, including coffee, ketchup, and chocolate. (Try Tide To Go, from $4 at supermarkets.)
Holds up a fallen pant hem―and might save you from taking a nasty spill. (Available at craft stores.)
Slip one into your buttonhole so you can temporarily skip the business of threading a needle. (Try Fast Fix Buttons, $5, fastfixbuttons.com.)
Seltzer and Blotting Cloth
Pretreat small spills immediately so they don’t become permanent stains.
Rescue you when workday pumps give you blisters or burning soles.
Other Items to Include
Moleskin (to prevent blisters), clear nail polish (to stop a run in your stockings), static remover (to get rid of static cling instantly), and a seam ripper (to remove an annoying tag).