Help, Heloise. These Sheets are Yellow.
March 12, 2010 3:08 PM Subscribe
Just inherited some lovely, but dirty old bed linens. Need advice on how to restore them.
posted by yellowcandy to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The bed linens in question are yellowed, largely from never really being changed--we think they remained on the bed for months. In a few cases, the linens have taken on a translucent appearance. What I want to do is just restore these back to a state where they are white again and don't smell like old oil paintings.
Bleach alone doesn't seem to do the trick.
And I'm also not interested in hearing how gross this is. I am fully aware. Call it a labor of love for someone who means a lot to me.