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A woman’s crisp white blouse is an essential wardrobe item for work and weekends. When your cotton, nylon and spandex blouse looks a little dingy, you will need expert cleaning tips to whiten your go-to garment, without harming the fabrics. If the smell of bleach is too strong, or you want an eco-friendly method to revitalize your favorite topper, look no further than a few common household products to brighten your blouse safely and easily.
Set your washing machine on a warm temperature setting with a cool rinse cycle. Turn the blouse inside out.
Pour liquid detergent into your top-loading or front-loading washer. Add a 1/2 cup to one cup of vinegar or 1/ 2 cup of baking soda into the washing machine to brighten the blouse naturally.
Hang the blouse on a padded hanger and line dry outdoors. The sun’s rays act as a natural bleaching agent.
- Reader’s Digest: How to Whiten Clothes Without Using Bleach
- Better Homes & Garden: How to Whiten & Brighten Laundry
- Extraordinary Uses For Ordinary Things; The Editors of Reader's Digest; 2005
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