Old solutions to modern problems
Sometimes Grandmother really did know best. Many of the modern soaps use “old fashioned ideas” to help solve laundry problems. Adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your dry detergent will act as a stain booster. Keeping damp clothes cool until you can iron them will help prevent wrinkling ( ours were in the crisper in the refridgerator ). Distilled white vinegar will help cut strong odors. Hanging clothes out to dry outside in the sunlight will brighten whites. Rubbing alcohol does help get out ink ( dab lightly, don’t rub and use sparingly ) Hydrogen peroxide ( same warning as rubbing alcohol ) will help remove blood stains. 1/2 cup of salt in cold water will help prevent fading. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be effective.