There are so many ways to harness the power of the sun and use it to your advantage. But did you know the sun can actually help with your laundry? (and you can even kick back and enjoy some beautiful rays while it's doing all the work!)
GLORY GLORY GLORY!!!!
Well it's not quite that glorious, but it's a tip worthy of sharing....The sun can bleach your clothes. Whiten your whites. Make the stains disappear. Just like hanging white linens out on the line to dry, this is pretty old fashioned, although not many people know how well it actually works.
Sun bleaching works on both subtle stains (above) and 'whoa, how am I going to get that out' stains (below). Since I don't allow myself to use bleach anymore, (don't ask; it wasn't a pretty incident) I use the sun as my fail-proof way to brighten my whites. And no, I didn't do any photo editing. It was overcast when I took the before pictures and sunny for the after pictures. I left these items out for three hours, the time it took them to dry completely, and half that time it was overcast. You know how you can still get sunburned on overcast days? Well the clouds don't stop the sun from doing its work on stains, either.
So far I've really only used sun bleaching to get stains out of cloth diapers. You could say I've inspired myself, with this blog post, to do a little experimenting... Armpit stains, wine stains, getting stains out of non-white fabrics. Expect to see updates with my findings. And tell me, do you use the sun as a bleach alternative?