In this day and age of more products to clean everything; stains, whiteners, brighteners, etc., who can afford it? I remembered a tip given to me from a friend years ago. It’s a great thrifty find to save money and time.
I used to work in a laboratory and had to wear white. Bleaching your whites leaves them dingy and yellow after awhile. She recommended Cascade dishwashing detergent – the plain old white powder stuff. Put your clothes in the hottest water they can stand, add 1/2 to 1 cup of the Cascade powder, and let soak for an hour. The enzymes break down the spots stains, and whiten up the whites.
Now they have the gel formula, and that works well too. I recently had a grease/oil stain on a white jacket. I poured some of the white Cascade gel on it, rubbed it, and let it set for 5-10 minutes. The stain came right out when other cleaning agents that you would normally buy for spot treatment were not working.
There you go, no need to run out and get 14 products to do your laundry. Look under the kitchen sink.