A great white dress shirt is a staple of most suits. A clean white dress is perfect for breezing around town in the summer and crisp white shorts make a fun piece of a photo-worthy toddler outfit. But, white clothes scare people away because any dirt or stain on the clothing shines like the sun.
If you want to start rocking the white, but you’re hesitant to waste money on clothes that will look grimy in one or two wears, you’ll want to check out these 8 ways to whiten up your clothes to perfection:
1. Add lemon juice to the wash
Help your white laundry look even fresher by adding a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the hottest water you can manage. Soak your whites for at least an hour (or overnight) and run the wash, as usual, Grandparents.com recommends.
2. Add white vinegar to the wash
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Just toss in 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar into the rinse cycle of your clothes for whiter, softer clothes.
3. DIY whitening solution
Try this miracle solution to get your whites to their maximum potential. You’ll need super hot water, 1 cup of laundry soap, 1 cup of powdered dish soap, 1 cup of bleach and 1/2 cup of borax. Soak your whites in this solution for several hours (overnight if possible) before washing, One Good Thing by Jillee recommends.
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