If you’re a mom you understand that keeping your whites clean is a job in itself. Let’s take a look at tricks of the trade to keeping your whites looking sparkling clean.
According to an article at home.bt.com, “Easy Laundry Tips”
Relieve your laundry headache – literally. “Dissolve five aspirin tablets in hot water and soak your dirty white clothes in the mixture before washing to make them super white,” advises Ackerley.
“To remove nasty grease stains from clothing, white chalk will help prevent laundry from absorbing greasy stains,” says Ackerley.
“Simply rub it on and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable when washed.
“Don’t have chalk? Use baby powder instead.”
Ackerley lauds salt as a “super stain remover”. “Add two tablespoons of table salt to the washing machine drawer, the chloride in the salt helps it helps colors stay bright and keeps items looking fresher for longer,” she says.
Keep it low
“Some fabrics such as delicate baby blankets and underwear can go grey under high temperatures,” says Ackerley.
Check labels carefully and where necessary, wash on a low temperature and make sure you kill bacteria by adding a laundry disinfectant, like Dettol Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser (www.dettol.co.uk) which kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria.
Keep it separate
It sounds easy, but it can also be easy to forget: don’t mix fabrics and colors. “Make sure you are washing all whites together, and the fabrics are the same. White cotton should be washed with white cotton and white linen only,” she says.” To read the entire article click here.