5 Proven ways to whiten your clothes
White is the hardest color to maintain the bright and new look after every wash. The sweat and oils of our bodies soon turn into stains and tarnish their glow. No matter how much effort we put in, they end up discoloring into something merely whitish. But before you consider bleach, check out these quick home remedies for your whites:
1.Separate the whites and pre-soak them with citrus/lemon for an all-purpose clean.
You can whiten your yellowed whites with a citrus soak for instant results. Add two sliced lemons to a bowl of boiled water and put your clothes into them. Allow them to soak for 40 minutes before rinsing.
However, be sure to check the fabric care instructions before soaking in hot water. For fabrics, which require cold water, soak with cold water itself.
2.Pre-treat the stain by rubbing it with baking soda and lemon before the actual wash to witness complete removal of the stain.
Pre-treating the stains before the wash ensures the complete removal of stains from the clothes. Dab a spoon of baking soda on to the stain and use a slice of lemon to scrub off the stain. Leave it for 15 minutes before washing – this will be highly effective for the yellow underarm stains and tarnished color marks.
3.Use the mixture of washing powder, lemon, salt and water to remove the stubborn stains.
Add one tablespoon of salt, 2-3 spoons of washing powder, and three lemons juice to a bowl of warm water. Then soak the whites with stubborn stains in this solution for about 30 minutes before rinsing. Not just the stubborn stains but also the yellow stains formed near the collars and armpits are removed.
4.Soak the clothing for 40 minutes in the natural fabric-softener prepared by vinegar and water.
Vinegar solution not only whitens your clothes but also acts as a perfect fabric softener. This pure and natural fabric softener can be prepared by adding 1 cup of vinegar to a bucket of water. Let your clothes settle in the solution for 40 minutes to witness the magic of vinegar!
5.Douse the white linen beddings for an hour in sour milk to whiten and make them last longer.
White linen adds up the glory to your rooms and lightens up your mood. But, making them last longer is a tedious task. Dousing the linen in sour milk not only makes them durable but also gives them a soft, supple, and pleasant texture. Your kids will love to snuggle these feathery sheets!