How to Whiten Clothes With No Bleach

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Whitening clothes is a big concern, and bleach can be abrasive. Learn how to whiten clothes without bleach from a professional cleaner in this free laundry washing video. View Video Transcript

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Ginger Walker

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Hi, I'm Ginger Walker, owner of Clean Junkies. We're going to talk about whitening clothes today. You've got your normal bleach that lots of people use, that you can use certainly, but there's lots of other items that you can whiten your clothes that people don't think about. A little less conventional. You've got your baking soda, what you'll do, is you just add about a half cup of this into your wash. You can use your regular detergent or your liquid detergent and just add this to it. That will help whiten. You've also got your vinegar, which people wouldn't think of, that really helps with the whitening. And you would think that you might get that vinegar smell but you don't, your washing machine may smell a little bit like it, but your clothes aren't going to smell like it and it's a great whitener. And usually use for a normal size load, a half cup to a cup of vinegar. A couple of other items that you can use to whiten your clothes would be Hydrogen Peroxide, again with that you add about a half cup of Hydrogen Peroxide to your wash. Also the item that lots of people wouldn't use that is great for all sorts of cleaning is Borax. You can use that to whiten your clothes as well and you're going to use about a half cup of that to whiten your clothes. Done.