Laundry tip: How to make your whites come out whiter
It's not a problem we like to admit, but it's one that most of us have: white bed sheets, clothes and towels that end up with embarrassing yellow stains. It looks pretty awful, but the stains are caused by perfectly natural things like body oils and perspiration. The real problem is getting rid of them — quite often normal detergents and cleaning products just don't do the job.
Kathryn, a young American mom, chose to have a responsible and economical lifestyle. Lately, she's tried a lot of things to get rid of those nasty yellow stains on her bed sheets and pillow cases. Finally she found a solution that is not only simple, but also really effective. This is how it works...
You’ll need :
- baking soda
- white vinegar
Here’s how (for up to 3 bed sheets):
Put one cup of baking soda directly in the drum of the washing machine.
Now put in the sheets and close the door.
In the detergent compartment, add your usual detergent (a bit less than normal).
Pour ½ cup of white vinegar into the softener compartment. If your machine doesn't have one, add the vinegar to the drum during the rinse cycle.
Now start the machine in "normal" mode.
If you use a dryer, add a half sheet of fabric softener.
Magic! Your sheets are whiter than ever and look as good as new.
You can watch all the steps again in this video...
A very simple, economic and ecological trick that only requires two basic ingredients you might already have at home. So go on, try it out — no more excuses for not getting your whites as white as they can be!