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Have you ever thought about boiling your white clothes?

I was so frustrated with washing white socks and they still were dirty on the bottom so I googled how to remove stains from whites without that harsh bleach and came across an idea to soak them in boiling hot water for 2 hours in dish detergent to remove stains, rinse them in hot water, and then washing them in your regular clothes detergent in hot water. The socks came out white like brand new YAY my journey has come to an end with buying socks every other week! Just thought I'd share this tip with you all!

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SMITxsM2

Asked by SMITxsM2 at 10:03 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Thanks. I have one that loves to go outside in white socks....."I forgot I didn't have shoes on"
    brypmom

    Answer by brypmom at 10:05 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Totally my kids they have 3 pairs of house shoes each at the foot of their beds but "forget" to put them on.
    SMITxsM2

    Comment by SMITxsM2 (original poster) at 10:08 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • thanks i will try it!!!!!!
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 10:14 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • My grandma used to do this. I forgot til now. LOL. You pulled out a memory for me.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:40 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • G'mas are the best! My gma used fresh lemons from her lemon tree she grew in the house, her wash smelled so good.
    SMITxsM2

    Comment by SMITxsM2 (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Thanks
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:49 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Thanks for the tip! I never would have thought of this, because I thought hot water "set" the stains. I'm going to try it out though!
    EverydayMomma

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 12:04 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • No problem ladies, my pleasure!
    SMITxsM2

    Comment by SMITxsM2 (original poster) at 12:29 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • will have to try that tick with my hubbys stinky socks if it works for his socks it will work for anyone lol
    amanda_23

    Answer by amanda_23 at 3:48 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • thanks for the tip! I will give it a try!
    daerca574

    Answer by daerca574 at 7:17 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

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