washing pillows - should do TWICE A YEAR! (+ how to make yellow pillows white again...Martha Stewart)
Amazing! Gets rid of the musty smell in towels. Run towels through a very hot cycle (sanitize on our machine) with one cup of vinegar. Wash again on a hot cycle with baking soda... Mildew smell should be gone! Good news is that I already run vinegar and baking soda through the washer to clean it, so this is killing two birds with one stone!
cleaning musty towels
How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)
put a bunch of baking soda into a bowl, then add peroxide until it becomes a paste and rub onto dirty things to clean
Mix one part Dawn dishwashing liquid (the plain old blue kind, in the big bottle that usually sits on your sink), with two parts hydrogen peroxide (available at any drug store), pour it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC. If it's a big stain, as was the case with my dress, you can mix the same equation and add it to a bucket of hot water and just dunk the entire garment in there.
Tub & Shower Magic (Dawn & White Vinegar.) Oh my gosh I made this stuff and it's fantastic! You should see my sinks, showers and faucets They look brand new! Must try.