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Baking Soda Is All You Need To Give Your Old Dish Rags New Life
Over time, dish rags can become worn and less than fresh. Thankfully, there is a simple and natural solution to breathe new life into them using a pantry staple:
baking soda.
The process begins with a spot treatment. Mix baking soda and water to create a thick paste, then apply it directly to stained or discolored areas, and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Next, place a few dishcloths into a pot of boiling water, stir in ⅛ to ½ cup of baking soda, and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Then, wash the rags in a regular wash cycle.
After washing, do a quick sniff test before drying them. If you detect any foul odors, consider giving the rags a second wash — this time using vinegar instead of baking soda.