We spend a healthy chunk of money on clothes, yet not many of us put any effort into keeping those clothes looking nice. Think of how much money you put into each load of laundry next time you turn on the cycle. These laundry tips will help you keep your clothes looking good wash after wash. Vinegar is a woman’s best friend. It is completely natural. The next time you want to remove a stain or clean out your washer, try vinegar. You can also remove sweat stains, ketchup, spaghetti stains and more by dipping affected areas in white vinegar. Add to an empty wash cycle to clean machine. Make socks white again by boiling water and one cup of vinegar in a large pot. Turn off heat and let socks soak for a few hours. Add 1/2 a cup of white distilled vinegar to a load of laundry to make clothes brighter. Add 1/2 a cup of distilled white vinegar to laundry to remove smells and manufacturing chemicals. Salt is another natural choice that should become a staple in your laundry room. You can add 1/2 cup of salt in laundry to stop color bleeding and keep clothes bright. To remove build up on an iron, put salt on the ironing board and run the hot iron over it. You can even use a washcloth and mixture of water and salt to brighten up rugs. Lastly, here are a few extra ideas to keep your clothes looking great for years to come. Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible, it makes them less likely to fade. Secure bra closures so they do not snag during washing. Use a mesh bag for delicate underwear. Wash clothes with stains immediately, the longer you wait the harder it is to remove the stain. Separate clothes based on color and never wash dark colors with light, bleeding may ruin clothing. Hang dry shirts that are dark or have large logos. Remove clothes immediately after drying. Do not use fabric softeners, as they will add unnecessary chemicals and weaken clothing. And do not wash denim unless you have to!!