- Step 1: Use soap or detergent Wash your whites in hot water on a heavy-duty setting, using a soap or detergent.
- Step 2: Add bleach Add bleach to the cycle before throwing in the clothes, but read the tags on the garments to make sure the bleach won't damage them.
- TIP: Hard water can discolor white clothes; adding vinegar or a water softener to your rinse cycle will soften the water.
- Step 3: Add baking soda Add baking soda if clothes still aren't as white as you'd like. Baking soda aids in water softening, making the clothing whiter.
- Step 4: Add lemon juice Add lemon juice to a medium wash rinse cycle if the clothes still aren't white. Now wear that white T-shirt like you just bought it.
- FACT: In 1913, the U.S. Navy became the first branch of the military to wear the T-shirt under their uniforms.
You Will Need
- White clothes
- Soap or detergent
- 1 c. bleach
- 1/2 c. baking soda
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 1/2 c. vinegar (optional)
- Water softener (optional)