Owning white clothes is necessary for almost everyone because who wouldn’t like to casually look like an angel with a spotless dress or bright-colored pants. But the one down-side of having these clothes is dealing with their cleaning.
White clothes are the ones to get easily dirty and any small stain will be visible to anyone, even those walking miles behind you. So we are already aware that maintaining the whiteness of your favorite clothes is not always an easy task, especially when you deal with stubborn stains, discolorations, and yellowness.
That’s why we had to go all the way, ask around, and figure out ways to protect the whiteness while dealing with all these issues.
Now that we have established our struggle while dealing with our white clothes, it is time to apply a few tricks we have found that are not expensive or don’t need any effort.
THIS 9 TIPS YOU NEED WHEN BLEACHING YOUR WHITE CLOTHES:
According to many people who have used this before, Ammonia is great when it comes to getting rid of stains. In fact, there are many people who have proved that Ammonia is capable to get rid of blood stains, too, which is something our ladies who had their cycle on their favorite white panties can really take advantage of.
Before using it, make sure the room is ventilated and that your hands are protected with rubber gloves. To bleach everything, mix 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, 4 ammonia drops, and 2L (67 fl oz) of water. Let it sit for a few hours, and then wash with detergent.
2. BAKING SODA, PEROXIDE, AND DAWN DISHWASHING LIQUID
Many people have mentioned how this mixture is really good for bleaching the areas in your clothes that got stained or became yellow. Simply, mix peroxide, Dawn, and baking soda (4:2:1). Then apply it to the needed areas using a brush. Make sure to not touch it with your bare hands to keep it safe!
In case you need to bleach the whole thing, you have to mix these same ingredients with 2L (67 fl oz) of water, and then let it sit for a couple of hours. Once it is perfectly bleached, wash it as you usually wash your clothes.
3. LIGHTER FLUID
Somehow, we have all noticed that only on days when we decide to put on our beautiful white outfit is the day we are going to deal with horrible stains, like oil stains.
I mean, once we see that on our shirts we believe that it would be it. We start saying goodbye to that item because it is going to be our last day wearing it. Thankfully, it will not be your last day wearing that outfit because we have a chance to give it life.
Simply, pour some lighter fluid onto the stain and watch it evaporates. Repeat this procedure a few times repeatedly till the stain completely vanishes, then wash it as usual.
Yes, the Aspirin pills we use to numb our pain and kill our sufferance are the one we are going to use to reduce the yellowness of our clothes, like the sweat stains.
Simply, gather a bunch of your white clothes, add them to your washing machine, and put three or four pills with the clothes.
There is also another way that would definitely help and it is pouring some water onto the pills in order to activate them, pour the mix on the yellow stains, and leave it for a couple of hours. Once you noticed that the unwanted color vanishes, you can wash your clothes as usual.
5. WHITE BREAD (WHEAT FLOUR BREAD)
Many times, we forget to put on our white shirt on before putting on makeup, so we end up with foundation and lipstick stains. The way to get rid of it is not at all as you might expect, and it can be found in every household.
One piece of white bread can literally save the day by removing the makeup stains. Just roll it into a ball and pat the stain with it, try your best to avoid any smearing. However, you need to do this as soon as the stain appears to get the best result. Once you pat it all away, you can wash your shirt as you normally do.
6. GLASS CLEANER
If you have been doing any activity using markers, or you just have kids who enjoy doing a few artistic things, then you know that some of the white shirts will definitely have some marker stains that are hard to clean.
But, we said hard, and not impossible, because as long as you have glass cleaner at your home, you will not need to worry about that stain. First, put a napkin under the spot to protect the fabric from getting soaked and spray the glass cleaner onto the stain. Let it sit for five minutes, and then wash as usual.
Even if we have been extremely careful with our white shirts, they have no yellow or dirty stain in it, we would still need to deal with the discoloration that happens naturally to any white fabric, especially if we haven’t been using them for a while.
Go to your fridge and bring out some of your fresh lemons, cut them all into medium to small pieces, and then add them to water. Take all of your white shirts and leave them in that water for a few hours. You can also add one tsp of hydrogen peroxide for greater results.
We may not care a lot about some of our white shirts, so we end up cooking with them, and you know that has an 80% chance it will not survive many stains and grease.
To remove them, you can ask your little kids for the chalk they use on their homework. Rub on all of your white shirts, like you are coloring them, and then wash them as you usually do.
Chalk is known to be a great absorbent, which means it will make the stains disappear easily. After one wash only, you will be granted with the cleanest white shirts, like you just bought them from a store.
9. BORIC ACID
Another way to deal with yellow sweat stains is by using boric acid. The latter is a chemical compound that may not be good to be touched by hands, but it is perfect when it comes to dealing with stains on white shirts.
Simply, apply it on the stains and wash it after 15-20 minutes, or just mix your favorite detergent with one tbsp of the boric acid, then put it in your washing machine in order to bleach your laundry. However, make sure to not use this method often with special products. Just use it once in every three washes.