Sta-Flo Starch advertisement; “Good Housekeeping”April 1953; Image courtesy of SaltyCotton on Flickr.com
Starchy foods on our lips goes straight to the hips but that same starch is actually our secret weapon when it comes to keeping our cottons and linens clean.
I was reading Pamela Anderson’s (not that Pamela Anderson) article in the . . . → Read More: Starch is Our Secret Weapon
Clorox bleach advertisement, c. 1960s; Image courtesy of bluwmongoose on Flickr.com
This post is inspired by a comment left on Home Ec 101′s Facebook page in response to her post about why we should wash our sheets regularly. The commenter said she washes her sheets every week with bleach..
I fell for the . . . → Read More: When It Comes to Cotton, Use Chlorine Bleach Sparingly
As I’m reading about cotton for my textiles class, I come across this paragraph:
Care: …Use of chlorine bleach is appropriate for spot removal, but should not be used in regular laundering because excessive bleaching weakens cellulosic fibers. (Textiles, 10th Edition by Sara J. Kadolph)
My first reaction was, “oh, dear,” and then, “well, . . . → Read More: Laundry Lesson