This Under $20 Gadget Saved My Couch & I Cant Stop Using It

hands holding open fabric shaver with tons of lint

Let me tell you a quick story

I have a beautiful couch from Article (its an online furniture company that sells affordable and quality modern furniture). Ive had the couch for almost a year, but I started to notice unsightly pilling only 3 months after owning it.

using fabric pillar gadget on couch

This less than a year-old couch should not have its fabric deteriorating already. So, as most people would do, I reached out to Articles customer service to let them know about my annoying situation. After explaining the condition of the fabric and submitting pictures, I very quickly heard back from a lovely Article representative named Kim

She informed me that many fabric upholstered couches and chairs have a tendency to pill due to the loose fibers moving to the surface of the fabric. Then, due to friction, the loose fibers can twist together into pill balls.

Then Kim made a suggestion

beautural fabric shaver from amazon

Use a glorious fabric shaver to easily remove the pilling! To top it off, she offered a partial refund of $50 to cover the cost of one of the small machines which was more than enough!

I ended up purchasing this Beautural Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover with great reviews from Amazon for just $14.99, so it was more than covered by the $50 reimbursement. I was so curious if this little thing would actually work.

To my delight, the lint shaver totally transformed my couch!

Heres the before

close up of pilling on couch cushion

Heres the after

close up of grey couch cushion

Heres what was inside my fabric shaver

lint chamber full of pills from couch

Not only was the fabric shaver super easy to use, but I cant believe how well it worked in removing the pill balls from the fabric! It completely filled the lint chamber after using it on the cushionseasy peasy! Its almost addicting to watch the fabric literally transform before your eyes.

My sister Bryn loves the gadget just as much as I do!

using fabric shaver on couch

Her couch was having the same pilling issue as I was experiencing, so she tried out the shaver as well to remove the dark pilling fibers.

Againit worked wonders!

bryn's couch after de-pilling with fabric shaver

The couch fabric looks brand new, and it only took this small machine and a few minutes to restore it to a pristine condition.

Whats even more amazing is that this product can also be used on blankets, sweaters, leggings, or any other fabric thats starting to become a bit fuzzy.

My team member Emily went to town on all her sweaters with the same fabric shaver:

cream sweater laying flat on table with fabric shaver

If theres anything you should be buying for your wardrobe, its not more clothes its this fabric shaver! I never realized how dingy my clothes looked (and it wasnt because they were dirty), it was the fuzzy and pill-prone fabrics showing too much wear. All of my sweaters and even some of my finer knit shirts look BRAND NEW thanks to this little gadget!

As someone who gets a lot of her clothes secondhand, I love that within a few minutes, I can make my pieces look good as new. I will say the batteries wear out somewhat quickly (I had to replace them after using the highest speed for an hour of de-fuzzing nearly 10 sweaters ) but it makes sense given how well the fabric shaver does its job.

I also love that it comes with a second blade replacement so that I can continue using this device after the included blade dulls though I dont see that happening any time soon. My only regret is not buying this fabric shaver sooner and Ive been wearing these sweaters thinking they looked decent until I saw how much better they looked after de-pilling and de-fuzzing. You wont catch me out ever again with another less-than-perfect top!

Heres another option you could try for even less:

fabric shaver with pink red lint inside sitting on sweater sleeve

Boy this little thing is very powerful, I have used it on 2 sweaters, a pillow, a mens jacket, and a hoodie. It has removed so much that I probably could make a nice scarf from the material it has removed. I cant get over how much brighter the colors of all the fabrics are after using this on them, they look new again. Amazon review by Amy

My overall verdict:

All in all, my couch is back to looking brand new thanks to this handy pilling tool recommended by Articles customer service. Now Im looking for items around my house to start my next de-pilling project!

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