Sure, you have a few tricks up your sleeve. (Ooh, look at you folding your T-shirts KonMari-style…) But everyone could use a few valuable tips when it comes to dreaded laundry day. Here, seven secrets for keeping your clothes looking their best.

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Keep Colors Brighter with Pepper

Black pepper: Not just for that new pasta dish you’ve been eyeing.

Use a Salad Spinner to Wash Your Bras

It can dry your lettuce and gently clean your undergarments.

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Get Rid of Sweat Stains with Lemon

'Tis the season for yellow T-shirt pits. (Or every season, if you’re anything like us.) Here’s an easy fix.

RELATED: 27 Things You Understand Only If You Sweat Constantly

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Know Exactly When to Use Every Type of Washer Setting

Seriously, WTF is permanent press?

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Wash Your Denim in Cold Water

…And nine other commandments to follow when it comes to laundering your jeans.

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Avoid Fabric Softeners on Towels

Did you know softeners actually do the opposite on your terry cloth? That, and six other tips for keeping your towels fresher longer.

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And Know How to Remove Every Type of Stain

Print out our gorgeous list and hang it in your laundry room to reference in your most panicked moments.

RELATED: How to Wear White Long After Labor Day

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