Do your clothes come out of the wash looking less than clean? Here's a frugal fix for that problem:
Just add half a cup of Borax to each wash load, and you'll boost the cleaning power of your laundry detergent.
The Benefits of Using Borax as a Laundry Booster
- whiten your whites
- soften hard water
- remove soap residue from your clothing
- neutralize any laundry odors
- disinfect clothing
- increase the stain removal ability of your detergent
Why This WorksAn answer from our Chemistry guide: How Borax Cleans
Tips and Warnings
1) Borax sells under the name 20 Mule Team, and can be found on the laundry aisle.
2) Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
3) Do not ingest.