A way to make white sheets white again?
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    Default A way to make white sheets white again?

    DH and I got some white sheets after we received a duvet and duvet cover for free (Air Miles reward item). I've been washing the sheets in hot water and bleach, followed by a cold water and Tide wash. The bleach smell bothers DH so that's why I wash them twice.

    The fitted sheet is not really white anymore. You can see where we've been laying on it and there's a tinge to the sheet. I wonder if there's anything out there to make them completely white again, besides fabric dyes?

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    put it in the sun?

    i don't know any way to remove body stains.
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    Try doing a rinse of old fashion bluing. On the laundry isle in the stores watch for "Mrs Stewarts Bluing" it works great on anything that needs to be white. But one word of warning, be sure to put it in the water BEFORE the sheets and make sure it is mixed in the water before adding them. Let them swish in the water a few minutes and then send it to the spin cycle. Hang or dry and you will have beautiful whites. I use it on my curtain sheers and just hang them back up while wet, they never wrinkle and they looks so pretty! It works like a charm!

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    I agree with Patty A. Bluing works very well but do make sure its mixed well with the water first. Line dry for the sunshine effect.

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    Try adding lemon fresh ammonia to your load of sheets the next time, you wil see a huge difference. This is my husband's secret for when he washes anything white...lol
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    put them in a BIG pot on the stove top, fill with HOT water and add "rit white wash" to the pot, boil and stir for about 10 minutes then drain, ring and run through a regular washload!!
    Done!!

    You can find the rit in the laundry isle with the rit dye in small packages, there is white wash, color remover and stain remover, I recomend the white wash or color remover for your sheets!!
    I use these all the time, once a month I do all the socks in the house, and they are all white again!!!

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    You can also try letting them soak in the washer with baking soda. It worked wonders on my white cotton curtains. Very cheap too.

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    I would try putting them out in the sun and having the sun "bleach" them.

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