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27 In Wardrobe Wellness

How hairspray cleaned up my patent leather boots

Brenda and Don Reiten

Hanging out at the Nest with Dad


Shortly after I got home from visiting Dad in Perham, my daughter Erin pointed out the white scuff marks on my patent leather Chelsea boots. Backstory: She’s famous for being the member of the BK EK Consulting Team who spots stains, scuffs, and snags in clothes when we’re doing closet work with our clients. She’s got a visual spotlight that we’ve all come to appreciate. “This needs to go to the cleaners,” she’ll say. Sometimes the stains are tougher, and she’ll pronounce a garment unsuitable for wearing, except for in the garden—at midnight—on a full moon.

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