DIY, Lifestyle

How to Fix a Stuck Zipper

I got a pair of distressed jeans on clearance from TJ Maxx the other day (score!) When I got home I decided to model them for my boyfriend. But when I tried to zip them up, the zipper was stuck. I’m talking “break your nail, boyfriend can’t even zip it” stuck. Now of course these jeans were final sale and I couldn’t return them. No wonder they were on clearance! Frustrated, I combed through websites claiming things like Windex or pencil lead would do the trick, but none of those worked. Until I found this: Lip Balm.

It sounded like a good idea, but I was skeptical I didn’t want to end up with greasy lip balm all over the crotch of my pants if I was ever able to fix it, but I was determined! I grabbed the lip balm in my purse and rubbed it on the teeth closest to the zipper.

At this point, my fingers were raw from trying to zip these pants, so I just used a pair of needle nose pliers to get a grip on the zipper. I grabbed the zipper from the slider at the bottom of the zipper and pulled.

Miraculously, it worked! Now I have some really cute jeans that I got for $12!


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