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How to whiten bedding and clothes: secrets of experienced housewives

Alina MilsentLife
Life hacks for washing white clothes

Bleach is effective, but it can damage delicate fabrics. However, you can bleach your bedding and clothes at home without using chemicals.

Natural ingredients will return things to white and neutralize bad odors no worse than expensive bleach. OBOZ.UA tells life hacks for washing that few people know about.

How to whiten bedding

Experts recommend avoiding conditioners and softeners when washing bedding, and adding white vinegar instead.

This method was used by our grandmothers. Vinegar removes the residues of powder and detergents that could remain in the fabric fibers. As an added bonus, vinegar effectively neutralizes unpleasant odors.

Step 1. First of all, you need to wash your clothes in the usual way.

Step 2. During the rinsing stage, pour the vinegar into the washing machine container. You can simply pour it into the drum on the second rinse cycle.

Vinegar will whiten, refresh and soften the fabric.

How to restore whiteness to clothes

A popular drugstore product will help to restore the whiteness of yellowed items. You just need to buy ammonia.

Step 1. Pour 1 liter of hot water into a small container.

Step 2. Add three tablespoons of laundry detergent and two tablespoons of ammonia to the water.

Step 3: Soak the white clothes in the solution for several hours and run a standard machine wash cycle. If washing by hand, rinse thoroughly in running water.

Hydrogen peroxide will also come in handy. Pour water into a bowl, add a little 3% hydrogen peroxide, and immerse the clothes in the solution for 30 minutes. The last step, as always, is rinsing.

How to whiten bedding and clothes: secrets of experienced housewives

Life hack for delicate fabrics

For delicate and synthetic fabrics, washing with laundry soap and baking soda is suitable.

You need to wet the clothes and rub the stains with laundry soap. Then use the good old boiling method. Put the items in a pot of warm water, add a little baking soda, mix and leave for 1-2 hours. The main thing is to put the pot on low heat. At the end, rinse the clothes well.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to wash wool socks so that they do not lose their shape

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