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Show Your Sweaters Some Love With These Under-$10 Amazon Buys

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5 Neat Things5 Neat ThingsJolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and the host of the podcast “Ask a Clean Person.” Each week, she’ll round up five essential cleaning products, tools and organizational systems to help you live your tidiest lives.

Sometimes you need to boost an Amazon order with a small item to get that free shipping, and we at the Inventory are here to help you spend the money on things that are actually useful. Like these five under-$10 products that will help to keep your sweaters looking great all winter long. Bonus! These things also make great holiday gifts.

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Soakwash Travel Packets, $9
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Soakwash is a no-rinse detergent used for hand laundering. It’s great to use for sweaters, which are better washed than dry cleaned, but that don’t like to be overhandled — using a no-rinse detergent helps to cut out a step of the process, which means less handling of the sweater while washing it. This set of 5 packets in each of the brand’s scents contains 5 oz. of detergent.

Fabric Shaver, $8
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In the course of wear, pills will form on sweaters — those ugly little balls that make sweaters look old and tatty. A fabric shaver is a great little tool to use for quickly removing pills without leaving a big mess behind the way that manual fabric shavers will.

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Padded Hangers, $8
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Sweaters are best stored folded flat, but there are times when you might want to hang a sweater. Padded hangers are the best choice for hanging sweaters that can’t be stored flat, because the padding will prevent the shoulders from getting misshapen, and help to keep the fibers of the sweater from stretching.

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Flint Lint Roller, $10
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If you have pets or long hair, a lint roller is a must-have. The Flint lint roller is especially great because it comes in a retractable tube, making it perfect for stashing in a bag for lint removal on the go.

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Drawer Sachets, $8
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Because sweaters don’t like to be overhandled, you should expect to get a few wears in between washing a sweater. There are some good ways to extend time between washing, like spot treating any small stains and wearing an undershirt to create a barrier between skin and products like lotion and deodorant and the sweater, but drawer sachets are a nice way to keep sweaters smelling fresh while they’re in storage.

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Jolie Kerr

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and the host of the podcast Ask a Clean Person