How to Get Dingy Linens White

Dear The Decorating Diva,

How do I keep my white sheets from getting dingy without using bleach?



First, I recommend washing white linens separate from all other laundry. Second I suggest using a little Oxy-Clean (non bleach whitener) – that should keep the whites white. There are other more expensive non-bleach alternatives, but over the years I’ve found oxy-clean to work just as well for much less.

Carmen Natschke
Editor, The Decorating Diva LLC

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