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How to brighten white clothes in 1, 2, 3

By admin
05 August 2013

Follow these tips and get your clothes crisp, clean and pristine - without bleaching.

1. Adding ½ cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle of a medium load of whites will lightly bleach the clothing. This technique is especially effective on clothes that are then hung to dry on the line.

2. Soften Your Water: The minerals in hard water can grey clothes. If you have very hard water, add ½ cup of vinegar to your rinse water.

3. Note to read clothing labels, as some direct you to dry the clothes out of direct sunlight. On the other hand, storing whites in the dark can cause yellowing. A rule of thumb is that natural fibers love the sun and hanging them outside to dry on the line is to their benefit.

Janice Anderssen Decor and DIY expert