[tps_header] With six kids at home, I do a lot of laundry, and average between 12-15 loads a week! I use white sheets and white towels, and with all of the white tee shirts, blouses, dress shirts, cleaning rags, dishrags, and socks, at least half of the laundry consists of white loads. It can be a challenge to keep whites really crisp, and not have them turn yellow or gray, so I’m always looking for ways to help. Today I’m sharing the things I’ve learned, and some of my best tips on how to Keep Your Whites White!
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1. Separate your loads really well.
It’s always better if you’re really strict when separating your laundry, especially with whites. Keep it to whites only…that even means no light colored clothes!
2. Wash after 1-2 wears
When I wear my clothes for only a couple of hours, I usually hang them up and wear them again. With white clothes, I’ve noticed that it’s better to wash sooner than later. Body oils and deodorants clothes can cause staining, and those can remain even after a short period of wearing time.
3. Use the right amount of detergent.
Make sure you follow the directions and use the recommended amount of detergent. Too much detergent can actually make your clothes dirtier. The soap residue can act like a magnet, causing the dirt to stick to the fabric. Even using too little can have an affect on your clothes becoming gray and dingy.