Get em’ Cleaner, Get em’ Whiter

Here’s a novel idea:  What if you only bought white towels and sheets?  “Why?” you ask. I’d love to share!

Technically speaking, you can use bleach on colors if you do it right, BUT hard water, detergent and that bit of bleach can cause colors to fade fast.  Within a few months of buying new towels and/or sheets, they look . . . um . . . well . . . loved.

If, however, you only purchase white sheets and towels, you can bleach them worry-free, omit the fading factor (since white is as faded as it gets!) and keep those whites bright and looking like new!  Not only does using the bleach whiten the whites but it kills any of those stubborn germs that the hot water and detergent might miss.

From now on, all my towels and sheets will be white!  How ’bout you?

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5 Responses to “Get em’ Cleaner, Get em’ Whiter”

  1. becky says:

    That’s what I have except over time everything bleached turns yellow…the color of bleach. I only registered for white sheets and towels when I got married 10.5 years ago. I don’t regret it. And whatever the bleach doesn’t get out…the sun will…you know that old trick, right?

    • Patty G says:

      I don’t know the sun trick. What is it?

      • becky says:

        If you put something out in the sun for a few hours, while wet. The sun will bleach it. I mainly do it for white things. My mom used to do it all the time with cloth diapers…the stink would be gone but the stain color wouldn’t. I used to do it with all of those little white ruffles on girly baby clothes that get grungy from puke and drool. I just did it on my son’s white dress khakis the other day. I always say I’m not afraid to put my kids in white because I can always bleach, but this ketchup stain didn’t come out, so instead of pretreating and scrubbing again, I just wet it, put it out on my deck before work, and four hours later when I got home, the stain had disappeared… Same concept why you don’t leave your beach towels outside to dry in the sun for too long…the sun will get rid of all of those fun colors.

  2. Cassandra says:

    You have to be careful which whites you bleach. A lot of clothes are dyed white, I noticed that a lot in my babies clothes. If you use bleach with clothes that have been dyed white, the turn yellow. Rit Dye has a “whiten and brighten” and a “whitewash” that can even get my dish towels and rags whiter than bleach.

    • Patty says:

      Thanks for sharing that. Didn’t know that some clothes are “dyed white” – just assumed if they’re white that they came that way. Appreciate the info.

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