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. Tell you what, 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)
Peroxide is great in the laundry! Here's how to whiten yellow shirt stains: Mix together 1 tbsp Dawn dish washing liquid, 2 tbsp hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tsp baking soda. Apply the mixture to the yellow area and scrub gently. Leave sit for two hours and launder as usual.
Hard Water Stain Remover - Fill up a spray bottle 1/2 way with vinegar, 1/4 cup Lemon Juice and fill the rest with any dish soap of your choice. Shake and soak the stain areas. Let sit for 30 minutes and scrub away!
Peroxide and Lemon Juice: A natural bleach alternative. Who knew? Here's the recipe: 12 cups water 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup hydrogen peroxide Mix. Add 2 cups per wash load or put in spray bottle and use as a household cleaner.
Whitening Whites HOT HOT HOT water 1 cup of laundry detergent 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent 1 cup bleach 1/2 cup borax Shoot for BARELY enough water to cover the article. Let soak for as long as you can; overnight would work.
How To Use Vinegar In Laundry - Removing wine stains, sweat stains, or gum; As a fabric softener; Eliminating mildew stink; Make blankets fluffy again; Disinfect fabric without bleach; Soften new jeans; Clean your washing machine.