Using the sun to bleach your white clothes and rid them of stains is not only cost effective, but keeps the strong chemicals in bleach away from your family’s skin!
Keep your whites white using something we all have access to…the sun!
Stains of all sorts (and suspicious origins!) will always be popping up on your kids’ clothing, even when the sun isn’t cooperating. So be sure to also check out my 9 Ways To Save Money On Laundry for more tips!
How To Sun Bleach Stained Clothes
Step 1: Start with wet clothing!
While dry clothing will fade as well, this is much more effective when they start wet.
Step 2: Lay the item in full sun exposure.
Completely flat so all areas can be reach by the sunlight equally.
Step 3: Leave your items out in the sun for a fews hours at a time (4-5).
Leaving things out for days at a time may weaken the fabric, so make sure you stick to this guideline!
Step 4: For tougher/darker stains, spray stained areas.
Before laying out in the sun (to increase bleaching power) spray stained areas with a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice with 2 cups water.
Tougher stains may take a couple of “sun sessions” to disappear completely.
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