Little Grey Dress

*Tips that are NEAT-tO know!*

There is a time and a place for faded black like on your original Iron Maiden Killers tour t-shirt or your favorite black jeans that you wore 5 days a week in your early 20’s because you were too broke to go to the laundromat.

You’re a bit older now though and you officially own one of those “little black dresses” you’ve been hearing so much about. You need to keep it looking fresh.

Here’s what you do:

♦As soon as you purchase an article of clothing with some rich, solid color (not just black), soak it in your sink overnight with cold water with 2 cups vinegar.

♦If your black has already faded, try redyeing your fabric with RIT dye. Follow their directions and then follow-up with the vinegar bath.

♦Also, try running your washing machine with a healthy addition of vinegar, minus the laundry. Often, your clothing isn’t faded but instead has soap scum on it! This vinegar wash will really help break up the soap in the washer that is being redistributed onto your clothing, making them look dull and dingy.

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May 9, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Cleaning tips, Tip O' the Week.

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