If a pair of pants is suddenly feeling too snug around the waist, hips, thighs or anywhere else, there's no need to discard or donate right away. Instead, you can reshape the pants yourself at home in minutes. Put the too-tight pants on and use a spray bottle to dampen the fabric in areas that need to be stretched out. Then run around the house doing rigorous things like squats or lunges, or even riding a stationary bike. The soaked fibers will stretch where needed, and your favorite pants will suddenly fit you perfectly all over again.
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