White fabric can turn yellow for any number of reasons detergents plastic storage containers the oils in your skin or simply old age. To keep your old linen white boil a pot of water with ¼ cup dishwasher detergent then pour it on the linens and let it sit overnight. Rinse then wash as usual. The whitening powers of the dishwasher soap will restore the brightness to your whites.
Restore and keeping the brightness
In order to keep your white tablecloth or other cotton item that has turned yellow over time you can bring it back to its original brightness with baking soda and salt. Just bring a gallon of water to a boil remove the tablecloth from the heat stir in ¼ cup each baking soda and salt, and then add the fabric to the mixture. Let it soak for about an hour. Then rinse and launder as usual.
The best time to add detergent
Without order, we have chaos! Make sure to add the detergent at the proper point when doing your laundry. Your clothes will get cleaner if you turn the washer on while it’s empty and add the detergent immediately. Let it dissolve and mix with the water before you add your dirty clothes. Putting detergent onto your clothes that are still dry can cause dyes to fade and stains to crop up.
Saving the colors
You should always separate the darker clothes from the whiter ones when washing. Slight fading can add up over time to turn an elegant suit into a sloppy one.
Over doing dry-cleaning
Just when you’re done patting yourself on the back for getting your dry cleaning done on time here is news flashes don’t overdo it or you’ll risk damaging the fabric of your favorite outfits. Jacket suits for example usually only need to be dry clean once every three months.
Does Temperature Matter?
No matter what temperature you choose to wash your clothes in always use cold water in the rinse cycle. The cold water help the clothes to retain their color and shape and you’ll save money and energy by not taxing your water heater.
Add vinegar to the water
If you suspect the rinse cycle isn’t getting all the soap out of your clothes add ½ cup apple cider vinegar while they are rinsing. The vinegar will dissolve the alkalinity in the detergent as well as give your clothes a pleasant fragrance.
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