By Abigail L. Cuffey
5 Ways to Get Whites WhiterDid you recently christen your crisp white button-down with a tomato sauce stain? Are your well-worn summer whites a dingy shade of yellow? Not to worry. Keeping your whites, well…white is all about strategy, so follow these proven methods to maintaining your light garments.
1. Do an Undress Check
"Inspect white clothing as soon as you take it off," says Steve Boorstein, host of the DVD Clothing Care: The Clothing Doctor's Secrets to Taking Control. Check the underarm, neck and crotch areas for stains, and if you can, launder machine-washable items immediately before messes set or harden. If you're busy or you don't have a full load ready to go, pretreat and hang the item, and wash later.
2. Talk to Your Dry Cleaner
Oily stains will need pro help. Make sure your dry cleaner has designated solutions for keeping whites white-a specific machine or dedicated solvent, for example. It helps prevent whites from turning yellow or dull, a common problem whenRead More »from 5 Ways to Get Whites Whiter