"Strip Washing" Is Hailed As The True Way To Remove Stains And Smells From Laundry

December 12, 2018

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Getting stains and smells out of laundry is quite a chore.  A trip down the cleaning aisle of the grocery store you'll find dozens of products designed to rid your clothing of stains and smells but many fail.  Before you throw out that stained pillowcase or dusty couch cover you think can't be salvaged, it's worth trying to 'strip wash' them. A strip wash is designed to take heavily used or worn fabrics back to their 'factory settings' according to fans. It removes dirt, as well as bodily fluids like sweat and bacteria from the fabric in just a few short hours. And the recipe for the strip washing formula is remarkably simple. If you want to use your bathtub for a strip wash, you just need to add 1/4 cup of sodium borate (borax), 1/4 cup of sodium carbonate (washing soda), plus 1/2 cup of a laundry powder of your choice before filling the tub up with hot water (check labels of items you are washing to make sure you can use hot water).  Mix the ingredients until they have all dissolved. If you would rather use a large bucket, the mixture of ingredients is the same, but you only need to add a small amount, with the instructions advising two teaspoons of sodium carbonate, two teaspoons of sodium borate, and four teaspoons of your preferred washing powder. Now add the items you wish to strip wash, and leave them to soak for up to four hours. Finally, wash the item in a normal wash.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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