Time to wash and whiten yellowed pillows? Whiten yellowed pillows HOT HOT HOT water 1 cup of laundry detergent 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent 1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative“ if you are opposed to chlorine bleach) cup borax
White damask napkins, linens, and even socks can be whitened on the stove: Fill a pot with water and a few slices of fresh lemon; bring the water to a boil. Turn off heat, add linens, and let soak for up to an hour; launder as usual.
An old, wooden bureau can be a cherished piece, but after many years of service, its drawers may not open and close with the same ease they once did. Give them a helping hand: Rub the undersides with a wax candle, and they will slide open like new.