White After Labor Day: How to Keep Your Clothes Whiter Longer

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Don’t wear white after Labor Day. This is literally my favorite unwritten style rule to break. As a lifelong (and rather headstrong) Floridian, we make our own dress code. Just because it’s December doesn’t mean those Hawaiian button downs are off limits, y’all. For us, frowning upon wearing white garments beyond early September is just silly. Wear what you want to wear– and rock it regardless of the season. I recently wore these bright white jeans sightseeing in St. Louis, and of course, I ended up getting stains all over them. From grass to wine to ink, I was constantly reminding myself, “This is why we can’t have nice things.” I’m always so thankful that bleach is willing to literally clean up my messes. Since so many of y’all will also continue to wear white after Labor Day, I wanted to share some tips on how to keep white clothes white for longer with Clorox Bleach with CLOROMAX!

I was actually afraid of bleach for the longest time. I thought it would stain dark clothes in future washes, so I just shied away from it altogether. After a yellowish tint ruined too many of my favorite tops, I decided enough was enough and finally gave bleach a go. I’m so glad I did– and I use it every chance I get (even when a dark load is up next in the laundry room). Now that I’m not afraid to use bleach, I get crisp clean clothes every time they come out of the washer. Oh, and since Clorox Bleach with CLOROMAX’s enhanced whitening power keeps clothes whiter longer*, I find myself wearing white so much more often– and without fear of ruining my favorite new items. In case you’re hesitant to bleach your whites or you’re unsure of how to correctly use it, keep reading for detailed instructions!

How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteHow to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante


How to Keep White Clothes White for Longer with Clorox Bleach

How to keep clothes white longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante

You can also find this information on the Clorox website. Also, for a quick and easy test to make sure your garment(s) can be bleached, click here.  

For Machines without a Bleach Dispenser:

  • Add detergent to wash water prior to adding clothes or bleach.
  • After your detergent (and before adding any clothes), pour ½ cup of Clorox Bleach into wash water. Tip: Clorox recommends adding ½ cup of Clorox Bleach to water five minutes after the wash cycle has begun.
  • Add white clothes to wash water after the wash cycle begins. 

For High Efficiency Washing Machines and Washing Machines with a Bleach Dispenser:

  • Fill your bleach dispenser to the maximum fill line with Clorox Bleach. If your dispenser is smaller than ½ cup, follow the above instructions for Machines without a Bleach Dispenser.
  • After your detergent (and before adding any clothes), pour ½ cup of Clorox Bleach into wash water. Tip: Clorox recommends adding  ½ cup of Clorox Bleach to water five minutes after the wash cycle has begun.

For Extra Large Machines:

  • For larger machines, use 1 cup of Clorox Bleach to keep your white clothes white longer.
  • If your extra large machine does not have a bleach dispenser, follow above instructions for Machines without a Bleach Dispenser with 1 cup of bleach.
  • If your extra large machine has a bleach dispenser, simply fill your dispenser to the maximum fill line.

How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteHow to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteHow to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteHow to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante

See? Clean and crisp white jeans stain after stain. Head to the cleaning aisle and pick some up some Clorox Bleach with CLOROMAX at Target next time you’re there! You can find a 64oz bottle in Regular, Clean Linen scent, or Fresh Meadow scent. The Clorox Bleach Fresh Meadow Scent is my favorite, but they all get the job done!

How to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteHow to keep white clothes white for longer with CLOROX | Casual summer outfit (Shein one-shoulder stripped ruffle top and white jeans) by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante

Do you have any tips on how to keep white clothes white? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks, as well!

*based on stain removal vs. detergent alone

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