How do hotels get their towels so white?

I've soaked them in bleach and still can't get them bright white.

  9 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 02, 2018
    Hi Janice,
    The article below should answer your question. Wishing you the best.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 02, 2018
    Try 20 Mule Team Borax. Also Laundry Bluing. Just be sure to mix the bluing in water prior to adding to laundry.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 02, 2018
    If your water has a high iron content it can leave your whites looking yellow or pinkish.

  • Becky Becky on Jan 02, 2018
    While I do love good ol fashioned bleach, I've found there are some things that Oxi-Clean is better for. When I have something stubborn to get out, I'll soak the item in hot water with a few scoops of the powder for a few hours. Then launder as usual, and be sure to rinse well.

  • Becky Becky on Jan 02, 2018
    Also, while bleach is a good disinfectant and will remove color, it doesn't take the place of soap or detergent. Residual oils will retain stains - so I will sometimes use prewash (Spray-n-Wash or Shout) on things that seem really grubby. I let it soak a lot longer than the label says to if it's a bad spot.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 02, 2018
    Use oxi clean powder. Put a scoop in the bottom of your washer before you add the water, warm or hot. Add less of our regular detergent and you will gradually see a nice change unless it is your water creating a problem. Too much soap can cause the problem too. The reason for putting the oxi clean in first is so that when the water runs into the machine it dissolves immediately and you get a much better wash. I tried the other method of adding it after the clothes were in the machine and it did not work.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 02, 2018
    More than likely bleach

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 02, 2018
    it is the bleach....Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda

  • Janice Murphy McElhiney Janice Murphy McElhiney on Jan 02, 2018
    Thanks everyone. I'll keep on trying, using your suggestions