How would you cook cleanly and neatly without the help of tea towels? They have been a great help for innumerable years because they immediately absorb stains and repair some “mishaps” while cooking. Over time, however, especially white ones start to stain and retain stubborn stains even after washing. That’s why today we will look together at bleaching and cleaning methods for tea towels!
Baking soda could only be among the first recommended remedies for degreasing and whitening tea towels. This ingredient is very popular in the washing machine precisely because of its effectiveness that you can no longer give up! To use it, all you need to do is make a thick paste with 1 heaped tablespoon of baking soda and just enough water until you get the consistency of a gel. Then spread it on the stain, rub with a sponge and let it dry, after which you can proceed with machine washing.
Now let’s move on to another favorite washing machine ingredient, organic soap! Great not only for sprucing up fabrics but also for imparting a beautiful scent, it will be ideal for tea towels. You will need to put a few drops of soap directly onto a microfiber cloth and rub it over the affected area. If you have the bar of soap, you can moisten the dishcloth and then rub the bar of soap directly onto the stain. When the dirt is gone, you can proceed with washing.
You may not use it often for laundry, but hydrogen peroxide can become your best ally! In fact, if you choose it for whites, it will give a fantastic result, and I’ll tell you right now how you can use it to your advantage. Just put a few drops of the product directly on the stain that has already been dampened and rub with a sponge or cloth. You will see that it will clear up in no time, and then put it in the washing machine!
If you have more than one dirty cloth and prefer to dedicate an exclusive wash, then you will need to use sodium percarbonate. This should only be put in for washes that require a temperature of at least 40 degrees because it can only act well under such conditions. For this, put 1 scoop of the product directly into the basket along with the other dishcloths and proceed with the washing. The result will surprise you!
We cannot talk about cleaning and bleaching dishcloths without mentioning an ingredient that can always be found in the kitchen! Lemon is not only a great seasoning, but also a valuable ally of cleanliness. If you want to choose it in this case, all you have to do is cut half of a lemon and rub it directly on the dirty areas. You can increase the effectiveness of this remedy by using fine salt as well, afterwards switch to machine washing.
The last and unfailing tip for bleaching dishcloths is vinegar! You surely know very well what all the benefits and effectiveness can be achieved with this product, so why not choose it? All you need to do is to put a few drops of vinegar on a soft sponge and rub it on the stains, then do a careful washing in the washing machine and your dishcloths will be as good as new!