8 Green Cleaning Tips for Special Fabrics



White linen items, such as fancy tablecloths, are also prone to yellowing. If yours have yellowed while in storage, brighten them up before your next dinner party by adding 4 tablespoons baking soda to the wash water. You can also boil yellowed cotton or linen fabrics in a mixture of water, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/4 cup baking soda. Bring to a boil and soak for an hour. Then launder as usual.

If you have linen, wool, or silk items that need to be hand washed, prevent them from yellowing by adding 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse water.