Here’s how to brighten your whites: Housewives reveal all the tricks you need for fresh hotel-style bedding
- Housewives have revealed their tips for making white sheets look great
- Some suggested doing a strip wash every few weeks, while others just use bleach
- Others said that whitewashing and hanging out in the sun were both key
Housewives have revealed how they keep their white sheets looking fresh and bright all year round.
From soaking in bleach to using inventive concoctions including dish soap, soda and laundry products – everyone has their own tips and tricks.
The helpful advice came after a mom took to a cleaning and organizing Facebook page to ask how people managed to keep their whites clean.
The helpful advice came after a mom took to a cleaning and organizing Facebook page to ask how people managed to keep their whites bright.
“I use dish soap in the laundry,” a mother offered.
‘Hang them outside in the freezing cold, my mother used to say, but you’ll have to wait a while for them,’ said a woman.
“A bottle of Sprite or lemonade mixed with a bucket of water. leave your white sheet in it overnight and then wash it as normal. I usually do it with all white clothes and they look like new,” said one mother.
“By soaking them in Nappysan and hot water every second wash,” said another.
One woman said it takes years for white sheets to discolor.
The woman who claims to have always had white sheets and bedding swears by “Napisan and detergent” and says quality counts.
“It’s worth paying for sheets, after all, you spend 1/3 of your life in between.”
Others agreed that ‘whitewashing only with white’ was important.
While some suggested that “stripping wash” every few months would take care of it.
“Add washing powder, borax and washing liquid to a bucket and let it soak overnight,” one woman said before adding the sheets and washing them afterwards.
Some people replied with jokes.
“Never use them,” one woman said.
From soaking in bleach to using inventive concoctions including dish soap, soda and laundry products – everyone seemed to do it differently
“When you make the bed make sure you make a second bed with much darker linen and then sleep in that bed,” wrote another.
But some said they think white bedding is the easiest to care for.
‘I think it’s easier to clean than other colors. I always soak ‘Vanish for whites’ in a bucket for an hour or so before I wash it, every time I use them the covers and sheets always come out like new,” said one mom.
Other tips included washing in warm water, washing weekly, using bi-carb and vinegar in the laundry, and hanging in the shade.