Tips for washing white clothing. Post your ideas.
To brighten your whites use borax and automatic dishwashing detergent along with half of your regular laundry soap. Not only will your whites be bright, but you won't have that awful bleach smell in your clothes.
By Kat (01/17/2005)
A little ammonia added to your wash water with your whites will help make them brighter. Be careful using this with delicates, though, and also don't use it on bright colors as they color may fade.
CAUTION! Do not use if you are using bleach. (02/17/2005)
If you use ammonia in the wash NEVER use chlorine bleach with the ammonia. It creates an harmful gas. Just use one or the other. (02/17/2005)
Used warm water while washing white. Plus a little Dawn dish liq well also brighten your whites. (02/25/2005)
1 cup of lemon juice naturally bleaches the whites along with your detergent. When you use bleach, the material thins out.
On stubborn stains, use electric dishwasher soap instead of laundry soap. When my daughter was in Little League, and her white uniform pants were red from the dirt, the electric dishwashing soap did wonders.
Don't wash in hot water. It sets in stains. Cold is best. (06/02/2006)
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