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I would love to use white sheets, but I am afraid that they will get that grungy, used look as so many of my white T-shirts have. When I buy sheets, towels, etc., I don't buy a lot, therefore mine get used often.
We completely understand your reluctance. We love white linens, which is why we developed several great products and tips that work to whiten your whites and keep them that way!
For items you already own, your first step is to presoak. Presoak with white vinegar. Make a warm bath with ½ cup of white vinegar, and let your linens soak for up to an hour.
For stain removal, do a second presoak in hot water with the All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. You can combine with our enzyme based Stain Solution to fight staining.
We use our bleach alternative in every load of white laundry. The bleach alternative is an oxygen bleach that is unscented and color safe. It is a natural stain remover and deodorizer. You can pour it directly into the washing machine with our Whites Detergent to help brighten your towels!
Our Whites Detergent is formulated with enzymes to help keep your white clothes white. This product combines natural bleach alternative and stain fighting agents to lengthen the life of your white fabrics. The combination of the Whites Detergent and bleach alternative works magic!
For older items, do not be discouraged if your whites do not automatically whiten after one wash. We will often treat items a few times before getting optimal results, especially if the discoloration has set in over time. For new items, these techniques will help to ensure that they don’t discolor over time.
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Scented Vinegar 16 fl. oz.
All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.
Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
I'm having trouble folding my fitted sheets neatly. Do you have any suggestions for properly doing so?
How to fold a fitted sheet is quite a common question! Luckily, we've mastered the art and have the steps listed for you below:
Step 1: Turn the sheet inside out so that the corner seams are showing.
Step 2: Pick up the sheet and hold it so that the longest part of the sheet is horizontal to the floor.
Step 3: Put your hands inside the two fitted corners you are holding so that you're wearing them like mittens.
Step 4: Bring your "mitten" sheet hands together and fold one over the other. You will be peeling off one of your "mittens" and folding it around the other one.)
Step 5: Follow the hem of the sheet down to the next corner, pick it up, and tuck it into the "mitten" corner you've been holding.
Step 6: Do the same with the final corner.
Step 7: Shake to straighten, then lay it down and smooth out the wrinkles.
Step 8: Fold it over onto itself 3-4 times.
Step 9: Fold it again 3-4 times the other, and you're done!
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Fabric Fresh Classic 8 fl. oz.
Whites Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Stiffen Up 8 fl. oz.