How to Remove Detergent Residue from Clothes

Detergent residue on clothes can be sticky and grimy. Removing it is easy enough to do, and important because the residue can end up yellowing your clothes on contact with soap.

Steps

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    Place the clothes into the washing machine.
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    Add 1/2 a cup of washing soda to the machine. This can be purchased from supermarkets in the washing detergents section.
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    Do a prewash cycle.
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    Wash as usual after. The detergent residue should be gone by now, along with the chances of your clothes yellowing.

Warnings

  • Washing soda is toxic if ingested. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. It is not harmful to the environment.
  • Always read your machine's instructions about what you can and cannot add to it.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup washing soda

Article Info

Categories: Laundry