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 Ammonia
 To keep colors from running when you are first washing them add a bit ...

 Avoid the gray look
 Avoid the gray look to nylon garments or curtains by adding a little ...

 Bleach
 If dye transfers from a non-colorfast item during washing, ...

 Chapped hands
 If you still hang your clothes out in the colder winter months, ...

 Colour Catcher
 I recently used Colour Catcher - it allows you to wash both colours ...

 Dry in the dryer
 If your towels or your socks have too much lint falling off them all ...

 Epsom Salts
 Have you ever added too much detergent to your washing machine? ...

 Epsom salts
 You can keep your colors from fading and running by washing your ...

 Getting out colors that run from clothes
 If you have something that runs and gets on your other clothes wash ...

 Hard water
 If you find that your white clothes often have a gray look to them it ...

 Help my colours have run
 If your laundry has turned pink or blue because you've added a ...

 How to test for color fastness
 To test an item for color fastness wet a corner of the item and ...

 Laundry hamper
 Put a large polythene bin liner into the linen basket it will make ...

 Laundry on a frosty day
 Have you ever had to do your laundry on a frosty day? Only to go out ...

 Metal zips
 If you have a metal zipper, you can keep it running freely by rubbing ...

 Packing tape
 If you have a item of clothing that is covered in lint after you have ...

 Pale and darker fabrics
 Never wash pale fabrics with darker fabrics. However fast you think ...

 Pilling (those bumps on your hoodies)
 If your hoodies pile, just wash them inside out. It will keep them ...

 Shiny areas on clothing
 To break up shiny spots on your favorite materials, use a sponge, and ...

 Soap
 If you have a zipper that is a little rough getting up or down, rub a ...

 Soften your towels and laundry
 Have you found that your towels or laundry are just not as soft as ...

 Sticking zipper cure
 If you have trouble with a zipper rub some liquid soap up and down ...

 To keep woollen blankets soft
 To keep woollen blankets and cotton clothing feeling soft, simply ...

 Toothbrush
 Another method of removing lint from your clothes - in pockets and ...

 Unsightly bobbles
 Do you find that you have unsightly bobbles from wool sweaters and ...

 Vinegar
 Here is a simple and easy way to get rid of the lint that collects ...

 Vinegar
 You can brighten fabric colors by adding a 1/2 cup vinegar to the ...

 Vinegar
 Vinegar is your friend on laundry day. Use it instead of fabric ...

 Vinegar and salt
 Soak your new clothes over night in a vinegar and water and salt ...

 Washday chapped hands
 Wear a toweling apron on washdays. To avoid chapped hands, dry your ...

 Zipper fixer
 Another quick fix for a stuck zip is to place a small amount of lip ...



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