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One of the quickest ways to distinguish an old, worn or potentially low quality textile is by its bumpy surface. And I’m not talking about natural fabric texture — no, I mean those annoying pills and clumps of lint that result from just using the item as was intended. It’s important to take care of clothing and other fabric items, whether that means keeping them wrinkle-free or making your laundry process as efficient as possible. But even proper TLC won’t always prevent blankets, sweaters and even upholstered chairs from looking run-down after a while. And a lint roller will only get you so far.
This is where the Conair fabric shaver comes in. With a price tag of just $11, not to mention Amazon Prime Day being right around the corner, what’s there to think about? The tool removes virtually any type of fuzz from fabric by simply shaving it off. It’s battery operated and portable, meaning you can easily move the shaver over any surface. It also has nearly 67,000 five-star reviews, one of which reads, “Since it’s so portable, I just sat on the couch to watch TV and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching TV.” We love a good multitasker.
What’s more, the Conair shaver has three settings so that you can customize the shaving depth depending on the fabric. Ideally, this will help prevent damage to more delicate fabrics. A detachable lint catcher makes for easy disposal, though some reviewers shared that it fills up fast. Basically, you’ll want to empty the compartment out regularly to avoid a jam. But besides that, you can expect well-worn fabrics to look as good as new. “I decided to start with a knit shirt I love but was ready toss because the fabric pilled so badly,” one reviewer wrote. “… it worked so well my shirt looks brand new!”
If you need any more reasons to buy and try the fabric shaver, consider this: You can travel with it, AND it comes in six fun colors. Plus, it’s always a good idea to see which items you can refurbish and fall in love with again instead of tossing out. As much as the AT team encourages you to try new and cool home goods, we recognize that it’s equally as important to take great care of the ones you already have.