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  • Cleaning White Sheets With Bleach

    I have been using Clorox bleach for more years than I care to recount. However, it seems that now most 100% cotton products (including my white bed linens) are marked “Do Not Bleach.” Not “no chlorine bleach”; just “No B...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/28/09 14486
  • How do I get my towels and bed linens really bright white?

    How do I get my towels and bed linens really bright white? I recently stayed at a luxury hotel where the towels and linens seemed so white they were giving off light. How can I get my towels and linens that white? Thanks for sending in your question—...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/02/15 12374
  • Removing Dried, Set-In Ink Stains from a White Comforter

    I washed my bedding and went to dry it. Little did I know there was a pen in the dryer! The pen melted and got ink all over my bedding. My pillowcases came out unharmed, but my sheets and comforter did not, unfortunately. My comforter is white, so I ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/14/17 3777
  • Washing Comforters

    How do I bleach my white comforter? First, it’s best to wash your comforter in a front loading washing machine since it’s large and bulky. If you don’t have one, laundromats have front loading washers and also have large capacity dryers, which can m...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/26/13 2991
  • Removing Stains on Down Comforters

    How do I remove an enchilada sauce stain from my down comforter? Enchilada sauce is a combination stain with an oily component and either tomatoes or tomatillos depending on whether it’s a red or green sauce. It’s not the most difficult stain to get ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/15/13 3194
  • Bleaching Down Comforters

    Can I use bleach when laundering a down comforter? Generally the advice when laundering such items is to use a mild detergent, since the down otherwise may lose its natural oils and dry out quicker. Does the bleach strip the down of its oils? Does bl...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/30/09 5
  • Removing Pet Stains

    We recently had to pet-sit a cat for a family member. A few weeks later, we discovered the cat had used our guest bedroom’s goose down comforter as a litter box! What would you recommend for cleaning? Treat the individual spots (there are four or...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/09/10 2621
  • Massage Oil Removal

    How do I remove massage oil from sheets and towels? Oily stains benefit from more concentrated cleaning solutions.  Larger items like sheets and towels that have the stains spread over them can be presoaked for more complete stain removal.  To do thi...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/20/12 1094
  • Removing Pet Stains

    We recently had to pet sit a cat for a family member. A few weeks after that, we discovered the cat had used a goose down comforter as its main place to relieve itself. What would you recommend for cleaning? Treat the individual spots (there are four...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/19/09 2233
  • Cleaning White Pillowcases

    Q. I accidentally washed my 500 thread count pillowcases with a pair of dark pants. They are now golden brown. The care label says use only non-chlorinated bleach when needed. What do I do, I want them back to white so bad! Any suggestions? A. Hopefu...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/05/10 572