Keeping Your Colors Vivid
To keep your new clothes from fading and looking worn too soon, add a few dashes of salt to your wash cycle along with your detergent. Salt will help prevent the dyes in colored laundry loads from bleeding, thus keeping the color in the fabric. Depending on the size of the load, use up to 1/2 cup of salt. Adding salt to your wash load can also help brighten the once vivid colors in fading fabrics.