The Ultimate Doing the Laundry with Salt Quiz
by Staff
You thought salt was just good for adding flavor to food (and raising your blood pressure!). Think again. Salt can make that frustrating, stain-won't-come-off experience a lot easier. Take our quiz and find out how to use salt to eliminate laundry stains.

How much salt should you add to the laundry to prevent new colors from bleeding?

  • one tablespoon
  • half a cup
  • one cup

How can you fix a faded rug?

  • Mix a cup of salt with two cups of vinegar and dab it all over the rug.
  • Sprinkle salt all over it.
  • Wash it in a salt water solution.

How can you whiten yellowed fabric?

  • Soak the fabric in a mixture of salt and vinegar.
  • Wash the fabric in a mixture of water, one tablespoon of salt and vinegar.
  • Soak the fabric in a mixture of water, one tablespoon of salt and 1/4 cup of baking soda.

What kind of salt should you use to whiten nylon curtains?

  • Epsom salt
  • sea salt
  • kosher salt

How can you prevent an iron from sticking to a garment when ironing?

  • Wash the garments in salt water.
  • Add a dash of salt to your ironing starch.
  • Sprinkle the garment with salt before ironing.

How can you clean an iron using salt?

  • Soak the iron in salt water.
  • Fill the water reservoir with salt water and let it steam for three minutes.
  • Run the iron, set on low, over a paper sprinkled with salt.

How can you get rid of a fresh blood stain?

  • Add a cup of salt to the laundry powder when washing it.
  • Sprinkle the stain with salt and keep on blotting with cold water until the stain disappears.
  • Soak it in half a cup of salt and water.

How can you get rid of an ink stain?

  • Rub salt onto the stain.
  • Soak it in a solution of salt and vinegar.
  • Add a tablespoon of salt to the laundry detergent when washing it.

What can you do with sweat stains?

  • Add a half of cup of salt to the laundry detergent.
  • Sponge the stain with a solution of vinegar, salt and baking soda.
  • Sponge the stain with a solution of one quart water and four tablespoons of salt.

How can you prevent mildew growth on shower curtains?

  • Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of vinegar and salt, and spray the curtains weekly.
  • Soak the curtains in a bathtub of water to which 1/2 a cup of salt has been added.
  • Boil them in a mixture of salt, vinegar, baking soda and water, then wash them in the washing machine.