Tips for Keeping Your Jeans from Fading

What do you do to keep your jeans from fading?  Back in the ‘80s, it was the style to have faded jeans but today, it’s all about the dark jeans.  I’ve been told the following help with the situation:

  1. NEVER wash your jeans.  Have you heard that?  I’m sorry but I just wouldn’t be able to do it.  I would always be paranoid that I smelled.  With respect to not washing, I heard people use Febreeze to freshen up the jeans.
  2. Wash jeans inside out in cold.  This is what I do.  I think it helps but I don’t think it solves the problem, just prolongs the fading a bit.
  3. Dry cleaning is another solution.  I’m not too keen on having all those chemicals used all the time on my clothes and more importantly, that can become very costly.
  4. Another thing that I do to help is to hang my jeans to dry.  Never, never put them in the dryer.  It is said that you’re almost guaranteed to have your jeans fade a shade when putting them into the dryer.
  5. An old home ready is to put vinegar in your washing machine with the jeans and wash on delicate with detergent designed to be used with dark clothes.  This is my plan to try next.
  6. A wives tail I’ve heard is putting salt in the washing machine with your load of jeans. I’m somewhat surprised by this as I’d think the salt with actually fade the clothing.
  7. Another one that I heard and I kind of find hard to believe it washing your jeans with beer….?

I’d love to hear what you do to prevent your jeans from fading!

Frugal Tip ~ Clean Baby Equipment

Safely clean various baby items, such as play pen, car seat or high chair, by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and then clean the item, rinse thoroughly.


Frugal Tip ~ 2 or 4 Vehicle Door

Generally Speaking, a 4 door vehicle is less in insurance than 2 door vehicles.  You may want to look into this deeper before purchasing your next vehicle.

Frugal Tip ~ Have Breakfast for Dinner to Save

I really like breakfast but with being so busy, we don`t get a chance to eat a great breakfast all the time.  Try having a delicious breakfast for dinner like omelets, pancakes or anything in between.  Plus, you`ll be saving quite a bit of money by having eggs instead of meat for a meal.


DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Cleaning Rags out of Old Sheets


I’ve found the perfect items to use for cleaning anything are old flannel pajamas, baby blankets or flannel sheets.  When these items become old and torn, cut them up and use them for cleaning.  They are great for dusting, cleaning windows and everything in between, plus you save money as they can be reused time and time again.


DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Shine and Clean Copper and Brass with Lemon

Have some copper or brass that you want to quickly clean?  Cut a lemon in half, dip it in salt and rub over the copper/brass item, followed by wiping it clean with a damp soft cloth with water.


DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Cleaning Your Oven

This is an older idea but works like a charm.  Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your oven.  Then spray water on the baking soda so it becomes damp.  Let it sit overnight.  In the morning, scoop the baking soda and wipe the bottom clean with a damp sponge.


DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Window Cleaner


Here is a way to make your own window cleaner:


  • Pour 1/2 tsp of plant-based liquid soap, 2 cups of water and 3 Tbsp of white vinegar into a spray bottle.  Shake the contents of the bottle well and clean as usual.

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Use an Ice Cube Tray as a Jewelry Organizer


Are you looking for a way to keep your jewelry organized?  Use an ice cube tray to sort and keep all your precious jewelry.


Frugal Tip ~ Install an Under the Sink Water Filter

It is estimated that a family will save around $360 a year by installing an under the sink water filter, compared to purchasing bottled water from the store.

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