Tips&TricksRevive your discolored laundry: the simple kitchen solution to restore your whites

Revive your discolored laundry: the simple kitchen solution to restore your whites

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11:52 AM EST, January 28, 2024, updated: 4:44 AM EST, March 7, 2024

While washing clothes might seem simple on the surface, in practice, many people continuously search for laundry advice online. Common inquiries revolve around how frequently I wash blankets, bedding, and towels, or what are effective ways to remove stains? But what about when our white laundry unintentionally changes color? Fortunately, there is a straightforward household trick that can save your clothes.

Saving discolored white laundry

Many of us have accidentally washed a colored sock with our white laundry, resulting in discolored clothes. This accident, although frustrating, can be corrected without resorting to harsh chemicals like bleach. With only three common household products, you can restore your discolored white laundry.

Suppose you find your freshly washed white clothes transformed into an off shade of pink or gray, remember this trick. This method is simple to execute and effectively restores the whiteness of dyed fabrics. Everything you need could be sitting in your kitchen cupboard right now. It is an affordable and proven method for removing stains and discoloration.

A remedy for discolored laundry

Firstly, you need a handful of bay leaves. Put these in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Next, place the dyed laundry in a bowl and douse it in the prepared infusion. After soaking for several hours, remove the clothes. Then, mix 4-5 packets of baking powder and 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda into the water that now has the bay leaf extract and mix thoroughly. Place your laundry back into this solution and let it sit for another 2-3 hours. Afterwards, wash the clothes again in the washing machine—just remember not to include a colored sock this time!

This method utilizes kitchen products to make your laundry white and fresh again. This reliable trick could prove useful, especially for those who frequently grapple with the issue of dyed laundry. Once you've finished, there won't be a trace of any stain.

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