Bring New Life To Your Old Clothes With DIY Laundry Stripping Detergent
You might have seen the online viral sensation of people doing laundry stripping which is deep cleaning clothes that strips away years of bacteria build-up that isn’t removed during the normal laundry cycle. There are some companies that specialize in laundry stripping detergent, or you can opt for a more affordable option by making your own.
You’ll have to pick up a couple of cleaning products including Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, borax, and Tide Powder Laundry Detergent. Buying these products will give you plenty of loads for DIY laundry stripping detergent that can also be used for other household cleaning uses.
It’s recommended to do laundry stripping in your bathtub to use hot water but if you don’t have a tub, you can use a bucket, deep sink, or storage bin depending on the size of your laundry load. In a bowl combine ¼ cup washing soda, ¼ cup borax, and ½ cup of powder detergent mixing the powder evenly together.
Place your laundry load in your designated laundry tub and fill it with hot water, ensuring your laundry is completely soaked. Add the powder mixture to the laundry tub and stir every hour letting the laundry sit for five hours. You’ll notice the water changing color that is all the bacteria and softener/detergent build-up being stripped from your laundry.
Once the laundry is done soaking simply throw in your washer that won’t require additional detergent and dry. This might be time-consuming, but it will keep your clothes and towels clean when done monthly to bring new life to old clothes saving you money on replacing old clothes.