DH and I recently bought a front-loading washing machine. We really like it but we cannot use bleach in this machine. We have fairly hard water and were wondering what we can use to brighten our clothes. I'm thinking along the lines of Borax. Any suggestions?
I don't know if iron out works but I know where to find it. I usually run into it with the cleaning supplies at the grocery. Its there with the brasso and bar keepers friend. Try Walmart, Kmart, the local hardware store, TSC, Rural King, etc. I think I will try the recipe tho, thanks for posting it.
Bleach doesnt help with rust in your clothes. That is what is turning your clothes orange.
Wink is a good product to use to keep rust off your clothes, it cleans your washer as well. BUT if bleach is bad for the machine I would think any of the suggested alternates may be bad as well.
To whiten your clothes blueing is best. There are I am sure many brands available at any grocery store or super whatever mart. Its usually on the top shelf in the laundry isle. It is fairly cheap and only takes a few drops per wash load.
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