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How in the world do we wash and keep white socks clean?


Asked by dcf at 10:38 AM on Jun. 12, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (11)
  • Bleach and/or oxyclean

    Answer by missanc at 11:15 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • i like borax
    because it's ground rocks it really scours them in the wash without the funky smell of bleach
    it's also great at removing the smell of urine- better than bleach and vinegar

    Answer by feralxat at 12:21 PM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • This is one of the great questions in life. I have no answer...

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:39 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • We have given up on it. I have three boys and am just done with the whole thing. I only buy black or dark blue socks now.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 10:44 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • It's called bleach.
    Soaking them in a hot bath of water,white vinegar and oxyclean also helps for those deep down stains.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:09 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • I'm still trying to figure out, where that other sock goes..... lol.... I always end up w/ at least 2 socks w/ no matches, even though I could've sworn they were both in there when I put them in the washer.....

    Answer by HappyEndings at 11:22 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Bleach and laundry soap.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:03 PM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • It cannot be done.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:52 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • I have gotten black ink pen out of a white uniform using the vinegar water oxyclean solution. It had to soak 24 hours but there was no evidence of pen afterwards.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:10 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • In my experience, bleach doesn't that great of a job. I do use a mixture of borax, powdered diswasher soap, borax, bleach,and hot water soaking for at least a few hours if not overnight. Maybe I am too picky about my whites. Has anyone ever tried peroxide?

    Comment by dcf (original poster) at 1:35 PM on Jun. 12, 2013