Quick Tip #20: How to Keep Fabric Colors from Fading

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To help protect your fabrics, try tossing your linens and clothes into the wash with a tablespoon of SALT. The chloride will help seal the color in and keep it looking fresher longer. It works for rugs, it works for scarves, it works for anything that's machine washable.