Detergent, Fabric Softener and Bleach
Add ½ cup baking soda with your detergent to freshen your laundry and help liquid detergents work harder.
Use baking soda instead of fabric softener. Add 1/2 cup at the rinse cycle.
Add 1/2 cup baking soda (only 1/4 cup for front-loading machines) with the usual amount of bleach to increase whitening power.