If you are not satisfied with the cleaning power of your laundry detergent, the addition of trisodium phosphate may be the remedy for you. Trisodium phosphate is a type of phosphate that is classified as an orthophosphate. This chemical substance, which you can find in many local hardware stores, is a cleaning agent that helps to loosen dirt and grime. Adding trisodium phosphate to your regular laundry detergent will boost the effectiveness of your clothes washing.
Add the normal amount of your regular laundry detergent to the washing machine.
Measure 1/4 cup of powdered trisodium phosphate to the washer as it is beginning to fill with water.
Add your laundry to the washer and wash it on the cycle that is recommended according to the directions on the clothing labels.
Dry the clothing as you normally would, in a dryer or on a line or drying rack.