It might sound strange to put black pepper in the washing machine, isn’t it? But it works very effectively. Sadly, this happens to us way too often: we purchase a beautiful shirt or sweater, and then, a month later, it has started to lose its colour. This is such a pity, because we paid good money for it and we simply want our shirts to appear very nice. And what about those deep-black pants that are going grey after only three wash cycles? Is it too much to ask to keep them looking pretty? No, it is definitely not!
All you need is some black pepper in order to keep your clothes looking good as new!
To say the truth, laundry isn’t so bad when you know the ins and outs of the wash cycle and what you can (and can’t) put in the dryer. Still, we don’t like going through the effort of separating our clothes based on colour, only to see our beloved blue shirt fade all too soon. We should forget about the expensive detergents henceforth that supposedly safeguard the colour of our clothes – it is time to give a trial to this cheap and simple trick.
It can be a real nuisance, those discolored clothes. In particular because it is not cheap; when your clothing loses its colour you are more likely to buy new items (which will then begin to discolor again after a few washes). Time to break through this vicious circle and apply a handy trick! Because putting black pepper in the washing machine implies that your washing will come out appearing beautiful. The pepper works like a light sandpaper, removing any residual soap from your clothes. That is usually the reason the colors fade in the first place.
Just add a teaspoon of black pepper to your washing machine (along with your regular detergent) the next time you do a colour wash. Bid farewell to discolored clothes!