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America’s Original Source For Home Goods Bringing Our Best To You Since 1842!

Established in 1842 Hildreth’s is America’s first and the Hamptons largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories.
Including the largest selection of indoor furniture Hildreth’s carries luxurious bedding, top of the line bath towels, spa essentials, housewares, candles and hostess gifts, table linens, baby cribs, children’s clothing, gifts and toys, area rugs, lamps & lamp shades and even sewing supplies.
With over 80,000 square feet in 3 convenient locations including East Hampton and Southampton Hildreth’s celebrates its 13th generation on the East End of Long Island and being in business since 1842.
Hildreth’s experienced sales staff, designers and decorators offer the best in customer service, the finest in quality products, all for an outstanding value…

Hildreth’s bringing our best to you since 1842.

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Established in 1842 Hildreth's Home Goods is America's oldest and the Hampton's Largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories. You will find everything for any room in and around your house. In our Blog you can read about Home Decor & Design tips, and so much more. add your comments we would love to hear from you!

Most Frequently Asked Question: How to Keep Your White Bed Linens...White

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 Of all the questions we get asked, there is one that we know we can expect: how to keep your bed linens as white as the day you bought them. Body oils, sweat, makeup and body products can find their way into the nooks and crannies of those pristine white threads, sticking to them and lending a yellow tone. And that's before the pets and children lend their special patina.

Of all the questions we get asked, there is one that we know we can expect: how to keep your bed linens as white as the day you bought them. Body oils, sweat, makeup and body products can find their way into the nooks and crannies of those pristine white threads, sticking to them and lending a yellow tone. And that's before the pets and children lend their special patina.

Here's our advice to make it better.

If it's yellowing linens that are keeping you up at night (and seriously, they shouldn't) fight every instinct in your body to turn to the bleach.  As counter-intuitive as this may seem, chlorine bleach can react with the oils, sweat, and product on your linens and make them more yellow, not less.  So step away from the bleach and look towards the old-fashioned heroes: baking soda and white vinegar.

Using whatever detergent you normally use add about a half-cup of baking soda at the beginning of the wash cycle. Stand by for the rinse cycle, and pour in a half-cup of the white vinegar.  Don't worry about the smell; it will be gone by the end of the wash.

Side note: We always advise skipping fabric softener, especially liquid fabric softener because it will leave a film on the fabrics that can ruin them if not rinsed repeatedly.  Vinegar and baking soda will naturally soften the fabric, so you won't need them anyway.

 

While too much sun can damage the fibers of your linens, hanging them to air-dry in a sunny spot will further enhance the work of the soda and vinegar.  Sunlight has whitening power, and any stains that may not have come out in the initial wash won't be set from the heat of the dryer.  Plus, drying in fresh air always smells, and feels, so good.