The vintage washboard my mother gave me started the conversation.
“Oh, this reminds me of my grandmother,” my friend exclaimed. She continued reminiscing, “She used to scrub her laundry on one of these and it would get her clothes so clean. Her whites were so white.”
So, I was super excited when I found a tip for whiter whites on Pinterest.
The instructions read:
HOT HOT HOT water
1 cup of laundry detergent
1 cup powdered dish washer detergent
1 cup bleach
1/2 cup borax
The original source for this Pin recommended adding a pot of boiling water to the washing machine. She also advised using as little water and as small a load as possible so that the ingredients can act as a concentrate. The directions state to let the load soak in the concentrate for as long as possible, even overnight, before washing.
I couldn’t wait to put this pin to the test! I followed the directions to a “t” and here are the results.
I am amazed! These t-shirts were downright yellow, and now they are bright white again. There is still a little “ring around the collar” on some of the shirts, but overall, I’ve “pin there, done that” and this tip gets an A.
See you in class,
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