Keep Your Coloured Clothing Bright With A Dash Of Pepper

If you're finding that your clothes fade easily when washed, Reader's Digest suggests throwing a little pepper into your load of laundry:

That new cherry-red shirt you just purchased is fantastic, but just think how faded the colour will look after the shirt has been washed a few times. Add a teaspoon of pepper to the wash load. Pepper keeps bright colours bright and prevents them from running too.

Not a bad deal, and certainly a good form of insurance if you tend to forget to set your washer to cold (like me).

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    What's with the re-posting of old wives tales? A modicum of scientific backup would be a nice standard for LH.

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