Do you often find your white garb on the ivory or cream side of things? Before they eventually turn into a dowdy dirty white, mind these tips on how to keep your snowy clothes immaculately pristine.
Separate Your Whites
Maybe you do not have much time to do the laundry. Even if this is the case, always remember to separate your whites from the coloreds for best results.
If you have more time to spare, you can go ahead and separate your whites by their fabrics. Remember these:
- Wash cottons and linens together.
- Acetate and acrylics, on the other hand, can be combined in one wash.
- As for wool – it should go alone.
- As for your delicates, you do not have any other choice but to wash it by hand.
It’s Not Worth the Wait
Are you lazy to wash your white clothes because the hamper is not full yet? Don’t let this be the case, especially for whites. Even if they look clean, you should wash it right away. If not, your deo and perspiration might finally set in – and these can eventually result to unsightly yellowish pit stains.
The moral of the story? Don’t let your whites wait. Wash them right away!
Treat Stains ASAP
See stains on your white clothes? Address them right away! For oil and perspiration stains, use a toothbrush to apply dishwashing liquid, liquid detergent or clear shampoo to the affected areas.
As for colored stains, apply a dollop of oxygen-based bleach to the discolored area.
Be Smart When it Comes to Washing
For best results, soak these stained clothes in hot water before washing them. This can help loosen the stains even more.
Remember: Don’t overload your machine. You need to give the water and the detergent some space to work its magic.
For truly pristine whites, add oxygen-based bleaches or baking soda to the mix. For a natural way to brighten your clothes, throw in half a cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice.
Don’t let your whites go to waste. As long as you follow these rules, you can have immaculate white – for a really long time.