How to really disinfect laundry after being sick?

It’s extremely important to disinfect all of your laundries after being sick. It’s just as important as disinfecting your entire home or at least the rooms you were in. Getting rid of those germs will make sure that no one in your family gets sick as well!

Washing them with a laundry detergent isn’t always effective which is why you should use other things just to make sure all sheets, clothes, and towels are indeed disinfected and free of any bacteria!

White sheets, towels, clothes?

White sheets, towels, and even clothes can be disinfected with chlorine bleach. I know that you are probably scared of using such powerful chemicals, however, if you know how to use bleach it’s a great disinfectant.

If you are worried about using bleach then you can easily do a patch test. How to do that? Well, mix a tablespoon of bleach with two teaspoons of warm water, dip a cotton swab in the mixture and wipe a small part of the fabric. Wait for it to dry completely and see if there is any damage. This is the best way to know whether using bleach is going to be a safe option!

However, never use chlorine bleach on silk, wool, spandex, or any dyed fabrics since you can damage them. You also need to dilute it in water. NEVER pour chlorine bleach directly to the clothes.

Make sure you read the care labels on all items you want to disinfect before proceeding with the washing!

What about coloured sheets, towels, clothes?

Search for pine oil disinfectants. They are usually used on floors, however, they are amazing disinfectants and are safe to be used on laundry.

In order for this to be effective, it must contain 80 percent pine oil so make sure you check the percentage on the label of the product before using it.

Don’t forget to disinfect the washing machine after!

Most people don’t do this, however, it is crucial for removing the bacteria. But how can you do that? Don’t worry – it’s not that hard! You won’t need to scrub the washing machine all day.

All you need to do is add two cups of hydrogen peroxide and run your washing machine on the hottest possible cycle!

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