Fabric dye and shoe polish comes in very handy when you want to revitalize old clothes or shoes, and lack the money to buy new. If you have a favorite article of clothing and it’s still in good condition, you can change the color or just refresh the existing color. I’ve found this particularly useful with dark colors that tend to fade over time. Just be careful when you wash your newly dyed clothing to put it in with other similar colors. Otherwise your nice yellow blouse may turn gray or black.
Shoe polish can be used to cover up spots on shoes, or brighten the color. Instead of spending a great deal of money on a new pair when your old pair is still very serviceable, try touching them up with shoe polish.
Shoe repairmen are enjoying a comeback in the current economy and for good reason. We have had to change our habits of throwing everything away when it gets a little worn. It might be worthwhile to repair those shoes at a fraction of the cost of buying new, and continue wearing them a while longer.