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Snow-white clothes and linen are the dream of any housewife. And it is no wonder, because the condition of these items has always been the best proof of a good mother and wife. Unfortunately, any light-colored things get darker with the lapse of time and it often seems to be a real challenge to whiten them. There are many products available on sale today that may help you cope with the task effectively, but many of them are not quite safe. This is not to mention their cost, which may also be high. That is why, we have collected some useful recommendations on how to whiten linen and clothes at home.
To prevent things from yellowing, it is important to know how to do the laundry properly. To start with, sort all the clothes and linen with regard to their color. It is strictly forbidden to wash white things with colored ones, because they may get another color.
The second recommendation is to wash cotton and woolen things on different temperature regimes – this is one of the rules of their long exploitation. If you wash these fabrics together, you run a risk of spoiling them.
Finally, use the bleachers from time to time to give white things extra shine and ideal white color. If you don’t wish to use bleachers, then take into account a few products that may help you cope with the task effectively as well. These products are baking soda, mustard, potassium permanganate, hydrogen peroxide etc. They are affordable, safe and effective and they can always be found in many homes.
If you wish to maintain natural white color of your clothes and linen after the laundry, then baking soda should always be at your hand. Listed below are several recipes you can make use of to reach this goal:
• Just add several tablespoons of the product into the drum of your washing machine and do the laundry then. You will notice that your clothes and linen have become ideally white right after the laundry.
• To whiten grey or washed out things, you have to soak them in a special solution for a couple of hours before doing the laundry. The solution should consist of 5 liters of warm water, 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of sal ammoniac. Then wash the clothes and watch the result, which will certainly surprise you!
• Is there a stain on your white tablecloth? Does it spoil the whole look of your festive table? Don’t fall into despair! Just apply soda on the stain and add several drops of vinegar. Then wash the tablecloth in a washing machine.
There are also lots of other homemade recipes that contain mustard powder, potassium permanganate, hydrogen peroxide and other products you always have at hand. You can find these recipes on the web and use them to make your clothes and linen show-white! Good luck!