A crisp white shirt is a great way to make a good impression. However, white is also a risky choice. Even if you manage to avoid staining them, your whites can start yellowing after every wash.
Despite all the hard work you do to maintain their original colour, when your whites are washed in hard water, they start to get discoloured. The chemicals present in hard water reacts with detergent, thereby causing the garment to turn yellow. To keep your whites protected, follow the tricks given below.
1) Use Bleach
Add ¼ cup of bleach to ½ a bucket of warm water. Soak your white clothes in this for 10 minutes. Next, rinse and wash your clothes as you normally would, and repeat the process if necessary. Remember to always wear rubber gloves while using bleach.
2) Use Dishwashing Soap
This secret whitening agent has been hiding in your home all this time! Simply add 1 cup of dishwashing liquid to a bucket of water, mix it well and soak the garment in it for 30 minutes. Scrub the garment with a brush, and rinse under running water.
3) Use Lemon Juice
Lemon can whiten your yellow stained clothes like magic. Take a bucket of warm water and add 2 tbsp. of lemon juice to it. Wait for five minutes and then soak your garments in this. Let your garments soak for about an hour, and then run them through your regular wash cycle.
4) Use Baking Soda
If you want to whiten your yellowed white clothes without adding any extra products to your wash cycle, baking soda is your answer. Simply take half a bucket of water and add 1 cup of baking soda to it. Then soak your garments in this for an hour. Next, wash them in your regular wash cycle.
5) Use the Sun’s Bleaching Effect
Don’t underestimate the bleaching power of the sun. Simply skip the drying cycle after washing your clothes and lay them out in the sun while they are still wet. Sun rays can naturally bleach your white clothes and restore their brightness.
Keep calm and use our tips to get your whites looking bright as new!