How I Keep My Whites So Bright!
It’s no secret that my favorite color is white! Whether it’s my wardrobe, or my furniture & home decor - I just love how it brightens up a space and makes everything look so clean and fresh. The downside of my favorite color being white, is that it’s also the easiest color to show dirt! Over the years, I think I’ve tried just about everything when it comes to keeping my whites looking brand new and bright…and today I’m sharing my TOP secrets with you that makes everything look brand spankin’ new! All of these options are affordable, and easy to use…let’s get to it!
OxiClean White Revive : THIS is the holy grail for clothes, rugs, comforters, sheets and towels! For clothing, sheets & towels, just toss 1 scoop (or 2 if it’s a heavy load or really dirty) into your washer before you fill it with water. Wash with cold water & your white clothing will come out whiter than ever! For rugs and comforters, I like to fill a bath tub with luke warm water, add 3 scoops into the water, REALLY swish it around, and soak the rug or comforter face down in the tub for about 6 hours. You will be amazed at how dirty the water is, and how clean your rugs and comforters come out! Just lay or hang it somewhere overnight for it to dry.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: This is my secret weapon for keeping my shoes, walls, doors, and shutters white! This thing is a little miracle in a sponge! Just soak it, and lightly scrub the surface and voila, it’s like magic!
Spray ‘N Wash: This is an awesome stain removal if you have a deep stain. A lot of the time, I’ll spray my rugs & comforters with this or just the problem spots before soaking it in the White Revive, and I’ll also use it to treat stains before throwing clothing, sheets or towels into the wash!
Distilled White Vinegar: I promise, nothing will come out smelling like vinegar! This is an unconventional but super effective way to keep things extra white. Add a half a cup of distilled white vinegar into the washing machine drum with a white load. Plus, it won’t bleach anything with color in it!