When Is It Really Okay To Chop Those Pills Off Your Sweater?

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Sweater-care anxiety is real. And, with the chilliest seasons of the year approaching it's just starting to set in. That baby-soft cashmere jumper still has tags on it for fear of an espresso drip, and everything embellished is piled in stacks of one just to avoid snags. Luckily, we got our hands on a few essential maintenance tips that you're going to want to memorize like they're your new ATM pin.
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According to our friends at GalTime, you've got to start by assessing the tiny, balled-up material. Sure, you may notice every tug and pull, but would your best friend point it out? Consider the pill objectively and if it's really, truly an "eye sore" then they advise to "pull the fabric taught on a curved surface and carefully cut or shave the pill from the fabric." If not, leave it be and stop stressing.
But, this is really the most basic of no-sweat sweater care. The pros lay out much more in the advice ahead, from stains and shrinking prevention to how to store your favorite cozy item away. (Hint: No wire hangers!) (HuffPost Style).
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