The Ultimate Boosting Your Laundry Powder Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 1/4 cup borax
  • 1/2 cup borax
  • 1 cup borax

What is borax?

  • natural alternative to bleach
  • bleach
  • neither answer

Where can you purchase borax?

  • with the laundry products
  • most grocery stores
  • both answers

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

  • baking soda
  • salt
  • baking powder

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

  • boost the detergent
  • deodorize the laundry
  • both answers

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

  • with baking soda
  • with cold water
  • both answers

To machine launder delicates, what detergent is suitable?

  • mild dishwashing liquid
  • regular laundry powder
  • harsh detergent

What temperature should you machine launder delicates?

  • follow label directions
  • warm
  • both answers

What is the most natural way to bleach fabrics?

  • sunlight
  • chlorine bleach
  • non-chlorine bleach

What fruit may help brighten dingy white tablecloths?

  • lemon
  • orange
  • apple

Why would you soak linen napkins with cream of tartar?

  • brighten
  • deodorize
  • shrink

What may reduce the lifespan of clothing?

  • detergent
  • fabric softener
  • ironing

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

  • irritate skin
  • other health problems
  • both answers

What kitchen staple may be used as a fabric softener?

  • vinegar
  • salt
  • baking soda

What is the purpose of fabric softeners?

  • deodorize laundry
  • eliminate static cling
  • de-wrinkle clothing

How do you add softener to a load of laundry?

  • add to softener cup
  • add during the rinse cycle
  • both answers

How can you get crisp-looking shirts?

  • professional cleaner
  • iron with starch
  • both answers

How can you make you own starch?

  • cornstarch
  • wheat starch
  • both answers

What do you need to starch your collars?

  • iron
  • washing machine
  • dryer

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

  • light application
  • heavy application
  • doesn't matter