Trying to get your whites bright again?
If, you have a front loading washing machine and you cannot get your whites white. Your not alone! I have even replaced new whites, within 2-3 washes, they are still dingy and grey? See my way of getting our whites the whitest.
Front loaders relatively use small amounts of water and less detergents than top loaders. Therefore, it may leave mold and yucky smells which leaves your whites dingy.
- Before washing your whites. Make sure your washer is clean. I know…You have to clean something that cleans!!! The rubber seal around the door holds mold which can leave a yucky smell. And it can leave your whites looking a greyish color.
- Clean your HE loader first. I use Tide Front Load Washer Cleaner. Why? It’s recommended. Some front loaders are known for having foul smells and mold.
Keys To Getting Your Whites White:
- Wash your whites with other whites. Adding color clothes will not help to getting your whites their whitest.
- Use the hottest water possible.
- Only use bleach on cotton. Too much can turn your clothes greyish and yellow.
- Add your regular detergent
- Fill fabric softener cup with white vinegar
- 1/2 cup of baking soda into the washer itself.
- Set on the hottest setting
- Wash your whites weekly
- Dry on low heat. Drying them on high can make them look yellow.
- Drying balls will help get your towels fluffy
- Don’t use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Over time they leave a thin layer of wax build up. It will also leave your towels less absorbent.
- Dry on the hottest setting ( To save energy hang on a dryer rack or clothes line.
In some cases you may need to just purchase a new set of white towels and sheets. Then use this system as you go. *If you have any tips of your own please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.