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Clorox bleach is Mouthwash for your Wash

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Clean laundry can only be as clean as the washing machine that you launder it with. Right?

That's why I'm always thrilled to see the latest news on laundry, washing techniques, and products that can give me the results I want in my next wash load. Imagine how surprised I was to learn that often times, a fresh laundry routine can be obtained simply by using high-efficiency (HE) bleach once a week in my white laundry loads!

I was so intrigued by all this new "laundry knowledge" that I visited the official Dr. Laundry website, where I learned that bleach can work like a "mouthwash" for your washing machine (especially HE washers, which get really yucky.) This was just one of many useful tips that I learned from the Dr. He also chats about stain-treatment and gives brilliant how-to's on his blog.

To learn all there is to know about laundry (in a fun and easy way), check out all of Dr. Laundry's tips. While you're there, view a video or two. They're a blast!



Wanna win? We're sending a handful of lucky readers a coupon for a free bottle of Clorox Bleach product. Just comment here with your favorite tip or fact from the Dr. Laundry blog here on this post. You have until next Monday, December 15th, at 5 p.m. CST to get your entries in. Giveaway is subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!


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40 comments

  1. The best thing for removing mildew is Clorox Regular-Bleach

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  2. Separate loads carefully, in the end it's worth the trouble.

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  3. I always add some baking soda to my whites to keep them extra clean.

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  4. I like this fact: So the moral of this story - your handbag won’t kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don’t put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop.

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  5. I liked the reminder about the purse and germs and forwarded it to a few peeps mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  6. I found this:
    • Add at the same time as your detergent in a toploader washer
    • Add into your detergent dispenser in your HE machine

    Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I wasn't aware that one should use powdered detergent if they have hard water and I wasn't aware that there is a new bleach called Clorox Plus Coldwater Bleach, a bleach that works better for those of us that use cold water to wash all of our clothes.

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  8. Separate loads carefully...have learned that the hard way

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  9. I would have to say the most useful info would be to separate your clothes according to color. I NEVER do this and my cloths get dark and dingy very fast. I need to start doing this. Thanks!

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  10. My favorite is the tip on disenfecting colored towels.

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  11. It is the best thing for removing mildew is Clorox Regular-Bleach

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  12. Better cleaning occurs in soft water. Powder detergent helps to make water softer.

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  13. Use clorox bleach for HE washers to clean a HE washer.

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  14. Bleach is a staple in my laundry room.

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  15. It is the best thing for removing mildew is Clorox Regular-Bleach.

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  16. I am a strong believer in adding bleach to EVERY white load − Wash EVERY white load in hot water with detergent and 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular- Bleach to help finish the job.

    Thank you!

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  17. The best cleaning tip I know is: call my Mother!

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  18. • Add at the same time as your detergent in a toploader washer

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  19. i must use the wrong bleach,my whites turn yellow.

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  20. They have a few products that will clean granite counter tops.

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  21. disenfecting colored towels
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  22. You can add the same to a front loader as you do to a top load washer
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  23. That someone actually setup a "holiday stain" hot line. I wonder if they will publish the most gross...

    The Clorox Holiday Stain Hotline's phone number is 1-877-STAIN-411,

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  24. Someone was crazy enough to create a hot line for Holiday Stains. Is it crazy? dial 1-877-STAIN-411.

    I wonder if they keep records of the yuckiest calls.

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  25. the recommended hand wash in cold water is NOT sufficient to remove the perspiration odor. The products and cold water means you are using a delicate procedure on a heavy-duty problem. Once the residual odor casing bacteria penetrate the fibers they have the perfect growth environment with your warm body temperature. I might recommend you try dry cleaning and see if this does better for you. I know it’s more expensive but the process has much better chance of removing more residual odor causing bacteria.

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  26. I liked the reminder about the purse and germs. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  27. General laundering using liquid bleach on <5% Spandex-containing items usually does not produce any discoloration/yellowing. Higher Spandex amounts or direct bleach application can cause a fiber reaction that is usually seen as yellowing. Once it has happened, there is no way to reverse the reaction/color change.

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  28. I have always wondered how to lighten blue jeans and there it was. surprized me! I am delighted. thank you. Love my clorox, I am a laundry nut.

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  29. I use it to remove mildew in my shower.

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  30. 1 cup of baking soda added to a load of whites makes them much brighter.

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  31. I like knowing that bleach kills mildew.

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  32. I liked the tips on how to remove ink stains - I'll try that.

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  33. Do NOT use liquid bleach on items that contain more than 5% spandex, as it will turn the item yellow.
    *This happened to me! I was wondering about this for a long time...*

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  34. I had never thought of chapstick causing a major stain in the clothes. Guess you do learn something new every day

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  35. My favorite tip from the Dr. Laundry blog is don't forget to sort by whites and colors.

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  36. You can use Bleach in hot or cold and it still disinfects.

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