Tuesday, July 29, 2008

When Green Leaves You Blue

I'm suffering from another disappointment, green-cleaning-wise.

Seventh Generation bleach works.  Sort of.  Reasonably decently well.

But not nearly as well as Clorox.

And so it's one of those decision moments: accept dingier whites, or dirty up the Earth?

There do appear to be a few other eco-safe bleach substitutes on the market.  And, in all honesty, I'm calling on the product to bleach my husband's well-worn undershirt collection.  The average age of a shirt is more than five years, and some are closer to seven - so it's little wonder that they're showing their years.

Maybe it's time to go even more old school and figure out what predated bleach for whitening whites, and hope that my fledgling homemaker skills are up to wielding such primitive tools as lemons and vinegar.

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