Forget what salt does to your health, take a look at all of the wonderful things that it can do for your clothes. It’s a pretty helpful mineral.
The one household chore that I hate the most, is laundry. It is a thankless job that never, ever ends. Day in and day out clothes are being sorted, treated, washed, dried, folded, and put away, just to go through the same cycle again a few days later [insert scream]. I actually prefer cleaning the toilets, after 4 boys, than doing the laundry.
To make the situation worse, is having to pay so much money, for the items needed, to do something that I hate in the first place. Week after week you’re forced to invest a small fortune on laundry detergents, bleach, stain removers, color catchers, fabric softeners, color boosters, scent booster [insert another scream]. Thankfully, the cost is something that you can get some control over and salt is one of those items that can help you do that.
HOW TO USE SALT IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM
To keep the colors from bleeding and ruining other clothing, soak new clothes in a mixture of 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup laundry detergent and a gallon of lukewarm water for a 3o minutes. Rinse then wash as directed.
To clean the stainless steel soleplate of a steam iron, pour a thin layer of salt on a brown paper bag. With your iron turned on low and the steam function disabled run the iron back and forth over the salt until clean.
To prolong the life of your stockings and prevent them from getting runs, soak new stocking in 4 cups of water mixed with a 1/2 cup salt for one hour prior to hand washing.
To remove stains caused from sweat, soak the garment in a gallon of warm water mixed with 1/4 cup salt for one hour prior to washing. If stain persists, soak again for another hour and spray with hydrogen peroxide before washing.
To remove red or white wine stains from fabric, immediately sprinkle the stain with a layer of salt, allow it to absorb the wine for 10-15 minutes, remove salt and wash as directed.
Did you try using salt in your laundry room? We’d love to see the results. Snap a pic & tag it on Instagram with @FlusterBuster #laundrysalt
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Such great ideas! I’ve got to try this trick to clean the iron. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting today from the Party in Your PJs link up. Have a great day Robin!
Jean | Delightful Repast says
Robin, I have never heard of some of these tips and can’t wait to try them! I always like to do things the “natural” way before resorting to chemicals, so this is wonderful. Another way I extend the life of my clothes is hanging them up to dry rather than putting them in the dryer. Oh, I still use my dryer, just not for some of my clothes. #BloggersPitStop
Clothing is so expensive and it’s shameful when they don’t last long because of how we care for them. I did another article on extending the life of your clothes, which includes hanging them out to dry. Check it out you might find another helpful tip.
Rebecca Payne says
Thank you for sharing these tips and the other salt tips.
Great tips! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
Thanks for sharing some great tips. My husband just got gasoline on his work clothes I wonder if salt would help with that? Thanks for visiting every week. #HomeMattersParty
Melynda Brown says
Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! Stop by and say hello, and this post has been pinned!