How to Bleach Clothes (Without Damaging Them)

Unless you’re going for a very specific look, never add undiluted bleach directly to clothing. To bleach clothes properly, follow the instructions on the container, which should specify a proper dilution ratio. Some washing machines have a compartment for bleach, and in that case, this is the right spot to add your bleach solution. If your machine does not have a bleach compartment, allow the wash cycle to begin before adding bleach to the water.