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Does bleach ruin your whites?

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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When you bleach your white clothes, does it ruin them? I always bleach all of our whites and it seems its wearing out our socks faster, like the elastic gets too stretched out really fast. If the bleach is causing this, what else can I use on the whites to keep them white? Also, does the brand of bleach make a difference? Thank you ladies.
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gmadiane
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I always use bleach with no issues

ashleighmama
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM
And how much bleach for a regular sized load?

Quoting gmadiane:

I always use bleach with no issues

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98765
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM
Not right away but over time it makes holes in DH undershirts. But it takes a long long time. I havent noticed anything w socks
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gmadiane
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM

half a cup

Quoting ashleighmama:

And how much bleach for a regular sized load?

Quoting gmadiane:

I always use bleach with no issues


flowerpower611
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I alway make sure the bleach and water have mixed before adding my clothes. I use half a cup per load.

JasonsMom2007
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Idk it will ruin my septic so I don't use it
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Mommy4000
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

It does damage clothes over time, and will also cause yellowing over repeated washes. Use a good quality (name brand) bleach, and don't use too much.

MamaJane
by Jane on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:29 PM
I don't bleach
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mom2four1978
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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I use Mrs. Stewart's liquid bluing. It has been around forever for whitening clothes and is non-toxic.

The only time I use bleach is if a white item has a really bad stain. I usually boil with oxyclean first and 90% of the time that gets rid of the stain.

timslilangel
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM
I don't bleach
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