cleaning old linens
I have 2 trunkloads of old linens including tablecloths, napkins, lace dress collars and cuffs (they must have been taken off worn dresses and saved for use on others?), towels and other things that are very pretty but very dingy, yellowed or gray, and dusty. What is the best way to clean these? I was once told to soak them in Oxyclean, but I'd like to know what others do. Also, if I were to try to sell them, should I clean them first or leave them as is?