The Ultimate Doing the Laundry with Salt Quiz

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About This Quiz

You thought salt was just good for adding flavor to food (and raising your blood pressure!). Think again. Salt can make that frustrating, stain-won't-come-off experience a lot easier. Take our quiz and find out how to use salt to eliminate laundry stains.

How much salt should you add to the laundry to prevent new colors from bleeding?

You should add half a cup of salt to the wash cycle to prevent new colors from bleeding.

How can you fix a faded rug?

A faded rug can be revived by washing it in a salt water solution. Or alternatively, soak a rag in a strong saltwater solution and briskly rub it over the rug.

How can you whiten yellowed fabric?

You can brighten cotton or linen fabric by soaking it in a mixture of water, one tablespoon of salt and 1/4 cup of baking soda for an hour.

What kind of salt should you use to whiten nylon curtains?

Dissolve Epsom salts in warm water and soak nylon curtains in it for an hour. Rinse with clear, warm water.

How can you prevent an iron from sticking to a garment when ironing?

By adding a dash of salt to your ironing starch, you can prevent that annoying habit the iron has of sticking to the garment.

How can you clean an iron using salt?

To remove starchy or sticky stains, run the iron, set on low, over a paper sprinkled with salt.

How can you get rid of a fresh blood stain?

You can get rid of a fresh blood stain by sprinkling it with salt and blotting it with cold water until the stain disappears.

How can you get rid of an ink stain?

Rub salt onto a fresh ink stain, then soak the fabric in milk overnight.

What can you do with sweat stains?

To get rid of sweat stains, sponge the stain with a solution of one quart water and four tablespoons of salt. Continue sponging until the stain disappears.

How can you prevent mildew growth on shower curtains?

To prevent mildew from growing on shower curtains, soak the curtains in a bathtub of water to which 1/2 a cup of salt has been added for several hours. Then hang them up.

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