Do Just One Thing for May 26, 2017

The next time you do a load of laundry, consider adding just a tablespoon of regular table salt with your laundry detergent. The hero ingredient in salt, chloride, is a natural sealant that protects clothing, especially brightly colored fabrics. And if your garments go through repeated washings, this one little addition of regular table salt can help extend the life of your clothing and help it look newer, longer. If you are concerned that new clothes might bleed dye into your wash, add more salt -- about 1/2 cup -- to help prevent that from happening.

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