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Focus On:  Your Laundry

Fall is almost here, so everyone wants to look their best whether they are heading back to school, the office, or thinking about the upcoming holidays. There may be some new outfits to wear, but what about what's already hanging in the closet? Perhaps a little freshening up will make them feel like new. Here are some tips to make sure those clothes get to the head of the class!
  • Snow white - To keep the gray look out of those t-shirts, socks, and other white clothing items, soak them in hot water with five dissolved aspirin tablets. Then, add 8 ounces of white vinegar to the washing machine's rinse cycle.
  • Mellow the yellow - And, when your white cotton and linen start to turn yellow, mix cup salt and cup baking soda with 1 gallon of water. Add your yellowed clothes and boil them for an hour.
  • A dark secret - When it comes to keeping your darker wardrobe looking good, add 2 cups brewed coffee or tea to the rinse cycle for anything black. And for your other dark colors, instead of coffee or tea, use a cup of table salt.
  • Rinse cycle - Perhaps it's not your clothes that need freshening up, but your washing machine. To disinfect it, add a cup mouthwash to your empty washing machine and run it through an entire wash cycle.
  • Throw in the towel - If you find that your dryer has that moldy smell after wet laundry has been left in it for too long, which could make your clothes smell that way, dampen a few towels with white vinegar. Then run those towels through a drying cycle.

Now, with these laundry tips, everyone's clothes will be making the grade. However, if you are still looking to update your wardrobe for back-to-school, the office, or even a special occasion, contact GoodDeeds. Our personal shoppers will work with you to find exactly what you need. We'll help you find the styles that fit your personality, lifestyle, and budget, making you look your best for show and tell!


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