A quick and easy way to rethread your hoodie drawstring

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Photo credit: Getty Images

You know when you take your washing out of the machine and notice that your hoodie drawstring is now half gone, with one end lost into the 'impossible to reach down' tube around the edge of the hood? Yup, not cute.

Well, we're pretty certain that we've all been there, especially after a year of wearing loungewear pretty much 24/7. And it's not just hoodies that fall foul of this evil, mysterious force of nature; jogging bottoms can also suffer and we say it's just NOT OK anymore.

Over the years, various people have come up with ways of rethreading drawstrings into hoodies, there is even a brand that designed a gizmo to do it for you.

We've heard of the pen method, we've heard of the safety pin method, but we're just not convinced - and so the struggle continues... or does it?

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Lifehacker has drawn our attention to a wonderful method that was the brainchild of Reddit user zjbird - and all you need is a stapler and a straw.

The method is simple, start by completely removing the string from your hoodie (trust us on this). Then, thread one end of your drawstring through the straw and staple it to the end. Next, push the straw through back the hole in your hood and keep threading through until it comes out the other end.

Remove the staple, remove the straw (unless you're trying to start a new fashion trend) and you're done. Life-changing stuff, folks.

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