TikTok has me trying some crazy stuff. I know I'm not alone when I say that almost weekly I try new recipes, new cleaning hacks and the other day I discovered the solution to something I have been trying to figure out for quite some time. You know that you can literally search almost anything on TikTok and find a video for it right? That's exactly what I did to find out how in the world to do this.

I have a few pairs of shorts and jeans that I need to be SHRUNK! I need them shrunk down a couple of sizes and I've always wondered how I could do that. Someone once told me all I had to do was wash them with hot, hot water in my washing machine. Yeah no that doesn't work. Tried it. Several times.


But TikTok put a little bit of a different spin on it and had me boiling my shorts the other day. I sure did grab one of my biggest, oldest pots, fill it with water, let it boil, and then shove my denim cut-offs down inside for 30 minutes as instructed.

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Now the the million-dollar question you ask? Did it work? Did my shorts shrink several sizes as needed? Umm yes and no. Yes, they shrunk a tad bit in the boiling water but not nearly as much as I needed them to. So I would definitely say this 'hack' is both good and bad. So here I am down for any suggestions once again because I have a few more articles of clothing to shrink.

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I decided to go to ChatGPT to find out other weird items that require an ID in Texas. This obviously isn't all of them but you've probably had to show ID when buying or participating in any of these.

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