How do you clean a white bath rug so it stays white?

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  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 04, 2018
    Hi Delena. I don't have much luck keeping towels or rugs white. How I clean them is on a long cycle with bleach, detergent, and borax. If you have a washer that allows you to soak the rug then I would do that for a few hours and then run the cycle.
  • What is your fabric content? Stay away from bleach as it can "yellow" or "gray" depending on type of material, it also weakens fibers. Wash as needed with a bit of low suds detergent, vinegar and baking soda to keep it sparkling white. Do not over dry either, I use wool dryer balls and take out damp. If a sunny warm day, they get draped over a patio chair.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 04, 2018
    there are 2 colors that show everything..black and white. When you do get it clean, see if you can get a spray can of water repellant on it. The rug might not be a absorbent, but it shoul help shed stains...dirt. The spray on repellant eventually wear off in the wash.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 04, 2018
    As Naomi says, but if you have front loader, use only 1tb of detergent and extra rinses. My front loader has destroyed my whites
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 04, 2018
    They are difficult to keep clean. My washer has a bright white cycle option. Not wearing shoes in the house might be an another option.
  • Marlo Marlo on Apr 04, 2018
    For anything white, get some TRI-ZYME from Amway. I always keep several boxes on hand, so I don't run out. I've been using it for 30 years. Nothing better to keep whites white.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 04, 2018
    I don't like using bleach. I use Oxyclean instead. If you have a tub or sink you can soak it in (I use a dishpan), dissolve the Oxy in hot water and then soak your rug. Rinse it, and then wash in hot water and more Oxy and detergent.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 05, 2018
    Bleach, Borax (20 mule team) and/ or bluing (add a few drops to a bucket of water - pour into the washer) . Dry out in the sun, so the sun will help bleach it as well.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 05, 2018
    Bluing will take out the yellow .
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