I love bright colors & black clothes, but I don't like seeing them fade and get dull. What I do is on the first wash, I put the new garment in the washer with 1 cup of white vinegar. This sets the dye and prevents fading. You can but don't have to use detergent--it's all about setting the dye.
If you have a bunch of new clothes in similar colors, combine them, but otherwise, don't mix them in with your regular laundry. You want the white vinegar to concentrate on the new garment.
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1. Add a 1/2 cup of baking soda to the water in your washing machine & let it dissolve prior to adding your clothes. The baking soda acts as a water softener and helps makes clothes super-soft. 2.Adding a cup of vinegar to the wash water can also soften clothes, but I don't find this method as effective as the baking soda technique.
To remove or set a crease, use a clean cloth to moisten the area with white vinegar and press with a iron. Put a 10% solution of white vinegar in your steam iron to help prevent wrinkles as you wear your cloths. A cup of white vinegar (or more depending upon wash size) added to laundry helps rid your cloths of stubborn odors. Also works on upholstery and carpet.
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