Why do I need to boil clothes?

In the modern era of washing machines and super bleaching washing powders, it is sometimes hard to believe that there was such a method of bleaching laundry as boiling. However, not all, even the most modern devices, are able to cope with the most difficult washings: for example, white laundry made of natural fabric with a machine wash pretty quickly loses its whiteness and becomes an unpleasant gray tint.

But our grandmothers always had bed linen fresh and perfectly white, and then there were no modern powders and machines! It turns out that if you want to return your linen to fresh freshness and whiteness, then you will have to resort to the old and proven method - boiling.

In general, it must be said that boiling was extremely popular in the era of natural materials. Basically, it was cotton or linen that was boiled, which in Soviet times was enough in every house, using this method it was possible to wash stains, sanitize things and return them to whiteness.

By the way, even today in some families you can find special large cuts, in which you can boil a set of linen at once or a few towels.

You ask, why is it necessary today? If you are not too concerned about the whiteness of your belongings, then this method may become the only possible option for those people who are severely allergic to various chemical powders and bleaches. In this case, to wash clothes or clothes, nothing else can be thought of as soon as you boil it with the use of folk remedies.

How to boil clothes? Maybe, at first glance, it may seem to you that this is simple and does not require any knowledge, but this is not at all the case; nevertheless you need to know some subtleties. For example, and in what to boil? Usually adhere to this principle: for 1 kg of linen you need about 10 liters of water, and this means that you need to look for a large bucket, basin or special vyvarku.

Usually enamelware is used for these purposes, but galvanized is also suitable, if, of course, you can find one. If the volume of laundry is small, then an ordinary enameled pan can also come up.

In addition to capacity, you will need long wooden tongs or a wooden stick to stir hot linen.Carefully inspect the dishes: it should be free of chipping and rust, otherwise new and difficult to remove stains will appear on your things.

Boiling compositions

In order for laundry to be transformed, it is not enough just one temperature; in addition, special detergent compositions are added to the water. The most popular composition for boiling linen at home is a mixture of soda and ordinary laundry soap.

The proportions, in fact, each is for himself, depending on the dirty linen. But, of course, there are general recommendations on this subject: a tablespoon of soda and about 20 g of soap are added to a liter of water, which you should grate first. If the spots are very old, then the concentration can be increased.

There is another composition: for 5 liters of water they take about 2 tablespoons of persalt, which is a chlorine-free bleach in powder form, and therefore it does not bear any harm to the fabric. Sometimes in such solutions add a little ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, only at the same time, you can boil clothes for no more than 30-40 minutes.

And then the question immediately arises, and how much time it is necessary to boil it at all, so as not to overdo it, but, at the same time,get rid of stains and dullness of the fabric? If this is the usual light cotton or linen fabric, then the boiling time can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

But, for example, jeans can be boiled for no more than 1 hour, and then, if they are white or very light, if you, of course, do not want to get varenki. Synthetic fabrics, as you understand, cannot be boiled, as they do not withstand high temperatures. To return a fresh look to children's things, it is usually quite enough 30-40 minutes, unless, of course, they are not strong spots.

How to boil?

  • In the prepared container, pour water and the solution prepared in advance, stir. At the bottom you can put an old white towel.
  • Then we lower the laundry into the container in such a way that it is not heavily rammed, otherwise it is unevenly washed out. If necessary, add water: it should completely cover things.
  • Turn on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
  • Then we reduce the fire to a minimum and continue to boil the laundry, not forgetting to stir and occasionally stir, so that it does not burn.
  • At the end of boiling, turn off the stove and give the capacity with laundry to cool, hot pull it in no case can not, otherwise you risk scald.
  • Linen shift to the bathroom or basin, then thoroughly rinse in clean water.
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