How to quickly whiten any item: you only need one product
Chemical detergents are sometimes not enough to revive your favorite clothes. In fact, good old-fashioned bleach with chlorine is very aggressive to fabrics, and if used frequently, it thins the fibers and reduces their quality.
It is better not to leave the laundry "for later", because the stains will penetrate deeper into the fabric structure and it will be very difficult to clean the fibers. OBOZREVATEL has selected an effective product that will help you whiten any item in the shortest possible time.
A simple recipe will help you whiten almost everything from tulle to towels and T-shirts. Of course, you should be careful with silk and delicate fabrics.
- baking soda
- laundry detergent;
- hydrogen peroxide.
Step 1. Pour warm water into a container, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Mix thoroughly.
Step 2. Add 2 tablespoons of laundry detergent to the solution and mix until foamy.
Step 3. Finally, add 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.
Soak the white clothes in the solution, wait 1-2 hours, and then wash the clothes in the usual way - by hand or in a machine.
Social media users who have already tried this life hack emphasize that the clothes become perfectly white.
The recipe can also be used to whiten sneakers, but the ingredients are mixed until a paste-like mixture is formed without adding water.
Tips for bleaching
To soak or not to soak
There is a popular myth that hot soaking will help clean fibers faster. In fact, you shouldn't pour boiling water over your laundry. The maximum temperature should be 40 degrees - this applies to the so-called "protein" dirt, for example, from food or grass. For washing, you should choose a detergent with bioenzymes - these are substances that break down dirt. And it is better to wash earth stains immediately in warm water, without soaking.
Experts recommend washing synthetic and woolen items separately from white cotton or linen fabrics. If you ignore this rule, white clothes can turn gray and dull after machine washing.
Improper care and too frequent washing at high temperatures will cause damage to your clothes. Our grandmothers used to boil their clothes in the absence of high-quality powders and detergents. This is a rather risky option that is not suitable for synthetic and delicate fabrics - under the influence of boiling water, the fibers can simply break.
By the way, hard water can significantly degrade the quality of washing. Due to excessive salts, detergents foam more than necessary, and the remains of this foam are difficult to remove. What product should be used to soften water - read the article.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how many times you can wear clothes without washing: the answer may surprise you.