Anthea Turner has shared a simple laundry hack that helps to get whites white again. The former Blue Peter star and self-confessed washing fanatic posted on social media about a product she’d recently discovered when trying to revive some of her mum’s old linens.
One part of knowing how to wash clothes properly is learning how to prevent white shirts, T-shirts, towels and bedding from losing their bright white colour over time. According to Anthea, Oxi Clean is a total gamechanger.
Anthea Turner’s laundry hack
Anthea Turner shared her care and cleaning tip on her Instagram account (opens in new tab). ‘Monday’s wash day,’ she writes in the caption.
‘I bought Oxi Clean on Amazon (opens in new tab) while desperately trying to bring back to life some beautiful old linen I’d found at the back of my mum’s cupboard. Honestly, nothing was working.
‘Soaked the whole load in this, put it on a 60-degree, came up like it was new,’ she says. The former TV presenter goes on to say that she has since used Oxi Clean on socks, bras and towels.
‘Only fellow washing fanatics will understand my joy,’ she adds. We totally get it, Anthea – as did many fans in the comments.
‘Ooooh I’m just doing my white bed sheets with Dr Beckmann but I’m gonna buy some of this now,’ one wrote. ‘Thanks, Anthea. Anyone tried Dri Pak soda crystals to clean washing machines?’
Anthea replied saying she’d tried them, but that when it comes to how to clean a washing machine, a cup of white vinegar in an empty 60-degree wash does the trick. Often, we think natural products in your kitchen cupboard are all you need for household cleaning, but when it comes to brightening whites, having the best cleaning products does make life much easier.
You can use Oxi Clean for spot cleaning on curtains and upholstery by mixing some of the powder with water or adding a scoop into your regular wash to help keep whites bright. Anthea recommends giving your whites six hours to soak then putting them in the washing machine on a hot wash with another measure in the drum together with your washing powder.
Will you be trying Anthea Turner’s laundry hack?