3 Ways to Get Rid of a Stuck Zipper

by Christina
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There is nothing more frustrating than putting on a pair of jeans and not being able to do them up because the zipper is jammed.

Here, I’m going to show you 3 zipper hacks that you can try using simple household objects. These hacks will get that zip going up and down in no time.

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Tools and materials:

  • Vaseline
  • Cotton bud
  • Candle
  • Pencil
Vaseline zipper hack

1. Vaseline

For the first way to get rid of a stuck zipper, dip a cotton bud into some Vaseline.

Proceed to rub it all across the belt on both sides. This will help to reduce friction and make the belt work more smoothly.

Candle zipper hack

2. Candle

For the next approach, try rubbing a large candle up and down the zipper.

The wax will have a similar effect to the Vaseline, and after doing this, your zipper will be gliding up and down like it’s supposed to.

Pencil zipper hack

3. Pencil

For the last hack, take a pencil and rub the led nib up and down the zip.

Zipper hacks

There we have three different zipper hacks for a jammed zip.

Try out one of the three next time you have a zip that won't do up, and this will quickly and easily get your zip working again. Which one worked best for you? Comment down below.

For another cool hack, check out my post on How to Wear Two Necklaces Without Tangling.

Suggested materials:
  • Vaseline
  • Cotton bud
  • Candle
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