Try adding black pepper to your laundry load – the reason is genius

If someone saw me adding ground pepper to my laundry load they may think something had happened to my mind.

But when I heard the explanation behind this bizarre trick, I just had to try it for myself and it really worked! I can’t help but share it, it’s a very helpful hack we should all know about.


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We all have to do laundry, it’s one of life’s unavoidable chores. Thankfully today we have the technology to ensure this chore isn’t as time consuming as it once was.

But the downside of being able to wash our clothes more regularly and efficiently is sometimes the colors don’t always stay as bright as when we first bought our outfit.

I love bright clothes but it’s so disappointing when they lose their vibrancy and I find myself having to trade them in.


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But, according to the Huffington Post,  there is a cheap, and simple solution to this problem and all you need is one simple ingredient … ground black pepper!

Just add a teaspoon to the wash cycle along with your regular detergent and set the temperature to cold,  then run the program and wait for the results.

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According to the Huffington Post, the abrasiveness of the pepper exfoliates the soap residue that causes clothing to fade. Then it just washes away with the rinse cycle.

Thanks to this simple trick, your clothes will keep their colors for longer.

If you want even sharper colors, I can also share with you another tiny tip. If you submerge your clothes in a mild salt water solution before washing this should also help to keep your colors from fading.

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I had no idea that something as simple as a pinch of black pepper could work such wonders for my clothes. I’m sure that many others out there would also appreciate this simple trick.

Please press the SHARE button to let your friends know about this handy hack. They will thank you for it!