How to Clean a White Bedspread to Keep It Bright White

by Rohina

If you’re like me and love white duvet covers, you’re probably wondering how to keep bedspreads white. Try this simple alternative to harsh bleaches using dishwashing gel!

With just a few steps, you can achieve bright whites without the worry of damaging your fabrics. Here's how:

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Tools and materials

  • White bedspread
  • Dishwashing gel (preferably clear)
  • Rag or cloth
  • Washing machine
  • Regular detergent/softener
Adding dishwashing gel onto a rag

Step 1: Prepare the Rag

Take a clean rag or cloth and add 1 teaspoon of dishwashing gel onto it. Make sure not to add the gel directly into the detergent compartment or drum of the washing machine, as this can cause excessive suds.

Loading the washing machine

Step 2: Load the Washing Machine

Place the rag with the dishwashing gel inside the drum of the washing machine along with your white bedspread.

Adding a laundry tablet to the wash

Step 3: Run the Washing Cycle

Set your washing machine to run a warm cycle and add your regular detergent and softener as usual. The dishwashing gel on the rag will work its magic alongside your detergent to brighten the whites of your bedspread.

Step 4: Monitor the Results

Once the cycle is complete, remove the bedspread from the washing machine and check the results. You should notice brighter, whiter fabric without the use of bleach.

Step 5: Use Sparingly

Remember, this method is more of a deep cleaning remedy rather than a weekly wash routine. Avoid repeating it more than once every 6 weeks to prevent any potential damage to your bedspread.

White bedspread

How to clean a white bedspread

Now you know how to wash a white bedspread using dishwashing gel instead of bleach. This method is gentle yet effective, providing a great alternative for maintaining your whites.

Give it a try and enjoy the fresh, clean look of your bedspreads! I'd love to hear about your results and any feedback you have on this alternative to bleach for brightening white bedspreads.

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Frequently asked questions
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  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Feb 21, 2024
    Can you open a dishwasher packet, & pour onto a rag as well? Like, Cascade + packets.
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