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How can I get my clothes whiter and brighter again without using strong chemicals such as bleach. I have a 15 month year old and want to use a safer way to brighten our clothes again...

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MommyBear335

Asked by MommyBear335 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Try laundrey boosters like oxiclean and borax
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • oxiclean?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Borax
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I used borax when my son was a baby. Its great on stains, brightens whites and can be used around the house.
    21lisa72

    Answer by 21lisa72 at 6:39 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I pour in some peroxide. I have a nice frontload washer that already has all the dispenser things. I just fill the liquid bleach dispenser with peroxide. I never ever use bleach in my house. And oxiclean is chlorinated, by the way, so that isn't the best option. Borax will also do the job. I just prefer the results of the peroxide myself.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 6:41 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I love Oxyclean and I keep it in several different forms at my house.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:08 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Oxyclean. Worked wonders on my clothes and you don't need a lot.
    LadybugTash

    Answer by LadybugTash at 8:14 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Try cloroxe 2 or tide with bleach
    tinamarie1972

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 8:22 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • vinegar. makes everything smell fresh too. suprising, I know, but it really works.
    gabenmikeysmom

    Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 8:50 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • that borax is great!
    gardenchic

    Answer by gardenchic at 10:22 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

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