We are constantly being given hand me downs by wonderful people but sometimes they do not always look so great. A friend of mine told me a great way of really cleaning them and I have to say that it works! Load up whatever it is that you need washed and refreshed- I usually do this right before I go to bed. Do not add laundry detergent at this time. All you put in is a cup of oxiclean liquid or clorox 2. Allow the washer to fill and wash enough to distribute throughout the clothing. Stop the washer. Let it set. You can leave it anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on the stains and if you are going to let them set overnight. When you are ready to restart the clothes just add detergent then and let it wash as normal. I have done this with clothing of every size and it gets them so clean! I even do this with a front load washer. I choose to put the washer on rinse and spin then restart it with detergent but you do not have to. It works great for me and I hope you have just as great of a success!
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