8 powerful ways to make your clothes white and stainless naturally

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A great white dress shirt is a staple of most suits. A clean white dress is perfect for breezing around town in the summer and crisp white shorts make a fun piece of a photo-worthy toddler outfit. But, white clothes scare people away because any dirt or stain on the clothing shines like the sun.
If you want to start rocking the white, but you're hesitant to waste money on clothes that will look grimy in one or two wears, you'll want to check out these 8 ways to whiten up your clothes to perfection:
1. Add lemon juice to the wash
Help your white laundry look even fresher by adding a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the hottest water you can manage. Soak your whites for at least an hour (or overnight) and run the wash, as usual, Grandparents.com recommends.
2. Add white vinegar to the wash
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Just toss in 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar into the rinse cycle of your clothes for whiter, softer clothes.
3. DIY whitening solution
Try this miracle solution to get your whites to their maximum potential. You'll need super hot water, 1 cup of laundry soap, 1 cup of powdered dish soap, 1 cup of bleach and 1/2 cup of borax. Soak your whites in this solution for several hours (overnight if possible) before washing, One Good Thing by Jillee recommends.
4. Separate your clothes
Really. Don't even wash your whites with light colors as the color can transfer to your whites and make them look gray and dingy. Pull a 4-year-old who hates her foods touching, and make sure your white loads are for only all-white clothes.
5. Let your clothes soak up the rays
Sun fades. That's why toe-heads look a little blonder after spending hours in outside in the summer. Try drying your whites on the clothes line. Let the sun help whiten those clothes naturally, Wonderhowto recommends.
6. Get rid of stains with dishwashing tablets
The next time you try to whiten up a nasty shirt, toss a dishwashing powder tablet into the wash. The Daily Mail gave it a 7/10 for effectiveness. The oxidizing agents which help remove stains from dishes work on your whites too.
7. Soak your whites in baking soda
Mix 4 cups of water with one cup of baking soda. Let your white item soak in the solution for several hours before running through a regular wash cycle for brighter whites.
8. Try peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning out cuts and scrapes, but it's also great for removing stains and making your whites look just a little fresher.Add 1/2 cup of peroxide to your wash before running through a cycle.
Watch all these tips live in action in the video below:
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