Get Your Whites Whiter - Video

 

Summary: I had a favorite white shirt for about a year. I wore it with all of my suits and it quickly became a staple of my wardrobe. But, over time I realized that my white shirt was looking more grayish-blue than white, more dingy than sophisticated and, you know, I just wasn't clean cut. Then I discovered how to make my whites even whiter than white. Here's how!

The following is the transcript of the video:

One of the biggest keys to remember is to wash your whites on a regular basis. Especially when it comes to perspiration stains, you want to eliminate those as soon as possible and prevent them from ever setting in. If you wash them often and use a stain treatment on the underarms (or anywhere else where yellowing might occur) then you'll be leaps and bounds ahead of the dreaded yellow arm-pit stain.

Another tactic to use when preventing yellowing is to add half a cup of baking soda, a time-tested whitening agent, to a regular wash load to give your bleach a boost. Now, with this method you'll want to reduce the amount of bleach you have by half.

One of the other time-proven methods is to use Cascade or any other dish detergent in your laundry. Even dingy sweat socks come out white when you soak them in a solution of a half cup lemon juice or two tablespoons automatic dishwasher detergent in a gallon of super-hot water. Soak for thirty minutes, or overnight if they are very dirty.

There are multiple effective ways of whitening your whites and preserving the brightness of your whites. White is an essential color in any wardrobe, whether that be a casual or professional one, and you need to make sure you're looking as sharp as you possibly can!

For a longer tip related to this subject, see Get Your Laundry Whites Whiter than White

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