How do I whiten dingy white drapes?

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Sep 04, 2018

    Terryi...Try filling sink with hot water to submerge curtains fully. Add 2 cups of lemon juice and mix well. Soak curtains for 1 hr. then squeeze excess water out and hang in bright sunlight to dry. After air drying outside, machine wash again and tumble dry on low heat. I hope this works but may depend on material. Good luck!

  • BellaToujours BellaToujours on Sep 04, 2018

    Another option is to use 1 cup of dishwasher detergent and 1 cup of baking soda in hot water. Soak for 3 hours, rinse. If I am doing it in my washer, I usually use 2-3 cups of each so things are really submerged. Good luck!

  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 04, 2018

    Hi Terry,

    Try using the newest Oxi-Clean, it is supposed to boost the whites.


  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 04, 2018

    You an even let them soak in Oxi-Clean, it is supposed to get the dingy out.


  • Sabrena Patterson Sabrena Patterson on Sep 05, 2018

    Oxi-clean is the best!

  • Oxi-clean works well. Use very hot water and let them soak for a long time. Using borax in the washing machine can also help.

  • Ronda Ronda on Sep 05, 2018

    You may also saturate them in hydrogen peroxide for about 30 minutes to an hour, then throw them in your washing machine and wash with a white vinegar rinse then dry.