Brightening White Clothing

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How do I restore dingy white clothes?

Brightening White Clothing

You should be able to restore dingy clothes to white (and not damage the fibres of the fabric) by soaking them them in lukewarm water and color safe or oxygen bleach for 24 hours, then rinse them with vinegar and water. Use one tablespoon of vinegar to one quart of water. Your clothes may be turning gray because you have hard water, and this diminishes the effectiveness of detergents, and often leaves a residue on clothing. If you think this is the case, you may want to add a powdered water softener to your wash, particularly when washing white clothes.

   

Comments

7/9/2007 4:01:34 AM
Barbara J Johnson said:

Thanks for the tip!! When I use the tip for my son's t-shirts I will let you know how clean they came out.


12/8/2008 1:59:25 PM
cindy malo said:

were do you add it when using a front load washer


12/16/2008 9:12:15 PM
Starlene said:

I am going to give this trick a try! I use a front-load washer and was wondering if, because of lower water use, these machines don't really do all they are cracked up to do.


1/25/2012 1:51:07 AM
nagarjuna said:

thanks for the tip,it should be the very useful,.


2/19/2012 12:28:37 AM
Mary said:

I am going to give it a try. We have very hard water. Thanks.




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