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319. To Wash White Woolen Blankets

To wash white woolen blankets,
dissolve four tablespoonfuls of good washing powder in a dipperful of

boiling water and pour into a tub of warm water. Open the blanket out wide

and put it in the tub and let it soak all over for a half an hour. Then

rub it all over between the hands, and if there are any stains left, rub

them with soap. Rinse in clear water of the same temperature as the wash

water. If you do this your blankets will be soft and will not shrink. Do

not rub blankets on a washboard, as it makes them hard, and blueing added

makes them a dull gray color.