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Uses for Salt: Doing the Laundry


Cleaning Laundry with Salt
Did you know salt is an excellent stain remover?
Did you know salt is an excellent stain remover?
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­Salt is a super stain remover on clothing, helps maintain bright colors, and can even eliminate sticky spots on your iron. It can also reduce yellowing in clothes and mildew on shower curtains. This article includes hints on how salt can be used while doing the laundry. We'll start with the care of colors. Please note: None of these tips should be tried with dry-clean-only fabrics.

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