Did you know that you can use the sun’s ultraviolet rays to whiten your clothes? Plus, this is also an ideal green laundry solution. If you already have a clothesline, it’s that easy, and it’s free! You’re saving some extra cash and natural resources by not using a clothes dryer, and your carbon footprint will be nearly zero.
The ultra-violet rays can whiten, tarnish stains, and disinfect fabrics while they dry. But keep in mind that these same rays can fade colored fabrics.
Nail Polish Prevents Rust
Another little trick you can use to keep rust at bay is by using nail polish to coat areas that are prone to rust. Try it with your hardware around the house to get it all rust-free by coating the bolts and screws with clear nail polish.
This will also stop the seat from slipping around since the screws will be less inclined to loosen.
Lemon Juice to Brighten Laundry
Lemon juice is acidic, just like vinegar, giving a similar natural bleaching effect. Simply add one cup of lemon juice to your next load in the machine when washing white clothes to help keep their color sharp. Seeing as white cotton socks can easily become heavily stained and shabby.
You can whiten them by adding one lemon sliced into wedges to a large bucket of boiling water. Throw in the socks and let them soak overnight before washing.
Remove Stains From Clothes with Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide works great as a stain remover for protein- and plant-based stains and effectively treats blood, vegetables, and fruit stains. Hydrogen Peroxide is a very mild form of bleach; it is best to first test hydrogen peroxide on colored clothes in an inconspicuous place like the inside seam or the hem to make sure those colors don't fade.
To treat stains, simply pour or spray a dash of hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it soak for about ten minutes before washing the garment as usual.
Vinegar to Clean Water Stains
Vinegar has often been praised as a miracle substance, capable of cleaning tiles, washing dogs, killing unwanted weeds, and extending the life of cut flowers. So it should come as no wonder that vinegar can help clean water stains from car bodies and glass.
White vinegar is mildly acidic, making it an effective rival to alkaline deposits. All you need is white vinegar, distilled water, a clean bowl, a spray bottle, a cotton towel, and paper towels.