How to make white laundry white again: Mum shares unlikely cleaning hack
Mum wows hundreds after sharing unusual laundry hack to make ‘whites become white again’: ‘I need to try this now’
- Mum shares simple method to banish stains from white laundry
- The simple idea involves an ‘old school’ tactic
A mum has shared her unusual cleaning hack to ‘make whites become white again’.
The clever mum used the method to transform a badly stained pillow cover and made it look brand new again.
Sharing before and after images to the ‘Mums Who Clean’ Facebook group, the simple technique impressed hundreds.
The mum explained she boiled the pillow case in a pot of hot water on the stove for 15 minutes, added two detergents before finishing it off in the washing machine.
Before: A clever Aussie mum transformed a badly stained pillow cover and made it look brand new again
After: The mum explained she boiled the pillow case in a pot of hot water on the stove for 15 minutes, added two detergents before finishing it off in the washing machine
‘Someone recently posted how they’d boiled their cleaning cloths in a pot of water with bicarb for 15 minutes and had great results,’ she wrote.
‘Inspired, I tried this with a very gross pillow cover …. and added some Lectric [Washing] Soda in too.
‘Then machine washed in my usual linen load with powder and Napisan/Vanish Oxy, [then] line dried. I’m really happy with the results.’
The mum shared a trio of images, including the disgustingly brown pillow case and how filthy the water was during the cleaning process.
She then added: ‘Want people to know this cover was washed many times in machine with detergent and Napisan on our regular 40 deg wash.
‘It was the boiling then washing that made it white again.’
The mum shared a trio of images, including the disgustingly brown pillow case and how filthy the water was during the cleaning process (pictured)
How to make white laundry white again:
1. Bring large pot of water to the boil
2. Add 1/4 cup of bi carb soda
3. Add 1/4 cup of Lectric Washing Soda
4. Leave to boil for 15 minutes and allow to cool
5. Wash as usual with laundry detergent and Napisan or Vanish Oxy
6. Dry on the clothes line
Source: Mums Who Clean
Hundreds thanked the mum for sharing her recommendation and were eager to try it themselves.
‘What an awesome result,’ one wrote, another added: ‘OMG I need to try this.’
‘I need to do this but I’m afraid of what will come out,’ another admitted.
‘Hotel and hospital sheets and towels are boiled, which is why they’re so white!’ another said.
One woman said she uses this exact cleaning hack to ‘strip and sanitise’ clothing and bed sheets.
Others said the method reminds them of the ‘olden days’ of boiling clothes on the stove to get rid of stains and odour.
‘This is a trick from the grandma generation and earlier!! Brilliant hack! Well done!’ one wrote.
‘Memories of my mum boiling tea towels and hankies every week,’ another said, a third wrote: ‘Back to basics like our grandparents and great grandparents did.’