Using Bleach to Sterilize Laundry
Fill the bucket with hot water.
Add one part bleach to five parts water.
Allow the laundry to soak in water/bleach mixture for 20 minutes.
Drain the water.
Rinse your laundry item in cold water.
Using Hot Water to Sterilize Laundry
Fill your largest kitchen pot with water.
Set the pot on the stovetop. Turn the temperature to the highest setting.
Wait until the water begins to boil.
Add the laundry item to the pot.
Allow the laundry to soak in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.
Drain the water. Rinse the laundry in cold water.
Things You Will Need
- Liquid bleach
- Bucket or pot
- Unless you are certain you need to fully sterilize your laundry, save money by washing with warm or cold water. Washing in cold water can save a family of four more than $120 a year and still provide everyone with clean clothes.