Can heat of the sun helps whiten clothes?

Philippines
May 7, 2009 3:29am CST
According to my mother when the are washing their clothes when they are young they used to let the clothes stay under the sun, usually the white ones. I think today it is not applicable because of the busy schedule we have. How about you what are your practices in washing clothes especially the white ones? What are your steps or tips in washing clothes?
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4 responses
• India
8 May 09
hi first about washing clothes i shouldnt bluff with u when i dont do that... for me my mom does those things... i have seen my mom mostly drying up in hot sun...but in winter season i have seen my mom drying up under the fan...and it dries its suitable to wear also...so that is not big issue. bye luv shek india
• Philippines
8 May 09
thank you for sharing your mom's opinion.
• India
9 May 09
hi you promised me that we will chat on gmail id pls send ur gmail id so that v can chat on gmail... ur most welcome for ur answers... bye luv shek india
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
7 May 09
Well the heat of the sun doesn't whiten clothes. It may dry the clothes. It's the light from the sun that does it. And it's usually white clothes because the sun light fades them so if you did it to other colours they would just start to look faded. We live in Canada and my mother used to hang clothes out on 20 below days and they would dry and the sun would brighten the whites. So I don't think it can be the heat. :)
• Philippines
7 May 09
Thanks I stand corrected it is the light of the sun. we also parctice that in our country. thank you God bless, can you approved me as your friend?
• Philippines
7 May 09
Well, I'm no scientist to tell you the scientific basis for this but my mom does that most of the time. I have to ask her about this one. Hahaha. Happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
7 May 09
Thanks happy mylotting too. I hope somebody could explain it to me for my mom always asked me to try to put the clothes under the sun, and if i don't do it she knows every time she smells the clothes, and I always say sorry, but you know It makes me feel happy because it is rainy day there's no reason for hanging clothes under the sun but it is harder to dry clothes. Thanks God bless. Can we be friends?
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
18 Jul 09
You think right.The bright color clothes help to reflect the light out from your body.We should wear light color for preventing heat, but if winter we should wear the dark color to absorb heat for warm.