laundry Ingredients

Get whiter whites and darker darks with these ingenious additions to your laundry.
Whiter whites

 Do your white T-shirts tend to go grey? White socks look dirty no matter how many times they’re washed? Try one of these tried and trusted methods for making whites stay white.
1. Baking soda
Soak in a solution of 4 liters water and 1 cup baking soda.
2. Aspirin
Soak in hot water in which you’ve dissolved 5 aspirin tablets (325mg each).
3. Vinegar
Add 1 cup white vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle.


Blacker blacks and darker darks
While faded and distressed-looking garments are sometimes the height of fashion, you may prefer not to look as if the last time you went clothes shopping was in the 80s. Here are some tips for keeping black and dark-colored clothes looking like new.
4. Coffee or tea
For black clothes, add 2 cups brewed coffee or tea to the rinse cycle.
5. Salt
For dark colors like navy blue or plum, add 1 cup table salt to the rinse cycle.
6. Vinegar and salt
To keep denim from fading quickly, soak jeans in salt water or a 50:50 solution of water and white vinegar before the first wash. Turn the jeans inside out before putting them in the machine and turn the temperature setting to cold.

 Look, my Amaryllis bulbs are blooming!

 Hope these tips might be of help on this beautiful Spring Sunday....
If anyone may need me....
I'll be out in the garden today, getting my clothes all full of dirt and mud.  
May have to try a few of these tips.



Granny said...

The amaryllis looks gorgeous. I'll have to try some of the laundry tips for white clothes.

Pondside said...

Great post - just as I'm thinking of laundering my new black pants for the first time. I hate it when they get all dingy looking.
Amaryllis in a flower bed - wonderful!

Kathleen said...

Great hints! My black slacks need to be blackened!
Have a great week!

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