The Ultimate Boosting Your Laundry Powder Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If your colors are dull and your whites are dingy, you may need to boost your laundry detergent. Get the maximum cleaning power by using borax as a booster. Take this quiz to see how to boost your laundry powder.

How can you give your laundry detergent a boost?

For whiter whites and brighter colors, add 1/2 cup of borax to your laundry load.

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What is borax?

Borax is a natural alternative to color safe bleach. Borax may also be used to clean and deodorize bathrooms.

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Where can you purchase borax?

In most grocery stores, borax may be found with the laundry products.

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What pantry staple may be used to boost the clothes washing detergent?

To give it a boost, add baking soda to your detergent.

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How may baking soda help clean your teenager's sporting gear?

Baking soda may boost the detergent and deodorize the laundry.

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If a clothing label says "dry clean only," how may you hand wash it?

After spot checking, use baking soda and cold water to wash "dry clean only" delicates.

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To machine launder delicates, what detergent is suitable?

Use a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid for delicates.

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What temperature should you machine launder delicates?

Machine launder delicates using warm water or follow label directions.

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What is the most natural way to bleach fabrics?

Direct sunlight is the natural way to bleach fabrics.

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What fruit may help brighten dingy white tablecloths?

Soak white tablecloths with lemon slices and boiling water.

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Why would you soak linen napkins with cream of tartar?

Cream of tartar may brighten linen.

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What may reduce the lifespan of clothing?

Adding fabric softener to the laundry may reduce the lifespan of clothing.

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Fragrance and dyes in fabric softeners may cause what reaction for some people?

Fragrance and dyes may irritate sensitive skin, and cause other health problems.

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What kitchen staple may be used as a fabric softener?

Add vinegar to your laundry for irritant-free fabric softening.

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What is the purpose of fabric softeners?

The purpose of fabric softeners is to eliminate static cling.

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How do you add softener to a load of laundry?

Some washing machines have a softener cup, but if you don't, add softener during the rinse cycle.

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How can you get crisp-looking shirts?

Use a professional cleaner for really crisp-looking shirts, or iron them yourself with starch.

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How can you make you own starch?

Add cornstarch and wheat starch to cold water.

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What do you need to starch your collars?

To starch your shirts, you must have an iron.

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Before ironing, how much starch should you apply to clothing?

For best results, use a light application of starch.

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