How to Clean White Clothing and Shoes
How to clean white shoes
I personally don’t like using washing machines to clean my white sneakers – there’s a lot of things to remember not to do, you have to wait for the cycle to end, and you end up air drying them for hours. Here's my advice on how to clean white shoes using just a few basic household ingredients.
-First, remove the laces from your shoes.
-Then, mix a tablespoon of baking soda, ½ tablespoon of water and ½ tablespoon hydrogen peroxide together.
-Take an old toothbrush and use it to scrub/coat your shoes with the mixture.
-Coat your shoes twice with the mixture and use the remaining mix to coat your laces.
-Leave the shoes and laces out in the sun for 3-4 hours. Clap the shoes together after to remove the flaky mixture.
-Re-lace your shoes and enjoy your brighter shoes!
How to clean white clothing
Maintaining your white clothing is a skill we must all master. It’s one thing to make sure your white clothes don’t get dirty, but even after a few washes your white clothes just don’t look the same anymore. Keeping your clothes truly white is a challenge, but we’re here to give you some tips and tricks on how to keep your white clothes looking as good as possible.
Hot water works best when washing white clothes because it works best for removing dirt and germs. However, make sure to read the care labels on all of your clothes before washing them for the first time. Hot water can also shrink or misshapen your clothes depending on its fabric.
Bleach does help whiten your clothes, but you have to be careful about the kind of bleach and amount of bleach you use. Some chlorine types can be toxic and irritate sensitive skin and can even weaken the fabric in your clothing, which can lead to tears and holes. Furthermore, adding too much bleach to your clothes can turn your whites to grey or yellow.
Pretreat your stains before throwing the stained fabric in the wash. Do this by putting a bit of liquid detergent or pre-treating stick directly on to the stain and let it sit for as little as five minutes or as long as a few hours. Fresh stains will need less time for the pretreatment to sit, whereas aged stains could take hours in the pretreatment stage. But, keep in mind that some aged stains just won’t completely come out of your white item. It’s the sad truth.
- Brent Kraus