My clothes look less dingy!
Alright, I have a confession to make. I hate doing laundry. Seriously. It is no fun.
And, I have a lot of laundry to do!
So, when possible, I like to combine loads.
This usually causes no issues. I wash on cold when I do this, so I don't have issues!
Until a couple of weeks ago.
When, even though I had washed this particular item in question several times before, apparently, there was still some dark colored dye coming off of it in the wash.
Seriously, I had whites in this laundry load that were no where close to white anymore.
My plan to reduce laundry loads was FOILED!!! My laundry looked horrible.
So, what to do to get your clothes looking less dingy?
(Ok. I don't know if I can in good conscience actually advocate this "recipe", there is a chance it is toxic...but it worked like a miracle for me!)
Here is my recipe for getting mostly whites (with a bit of color on them, so bleach is not an option) white!!
Ha! You think I am joking, I know.
Nope. Completely serious here.
Soak clothes in oxi clean / water mixture for 2+ hours, stiring occasionally
Place clothes in a vat of Shout stain remover. Seriously, completely immerse the entire piece of clothing in shout. (I lost a kitchen bowl in the process...but it was worth it).
Wring out the clothes and put in the washing machine.
Add more oxi clean, a color catcher sheet, tide stain remover and laundry detergent into the washing machine.
Use a prewash cycle, wash on the stain remover cycle and add a 2nd rinse cycle just in case!
Not sure if I created a toxic solution...but I figure, they are all stain removal items, and all of them are supposedly used for different reasons at different times in the laundry cycle...so, instead of trying them at different times, try them all at once! (Is it any wonder I have laundry problems?!?!)
The good news is that my laundry turned out AMAZING!! Everything is bright and clean, not dingy at all! It is quite nice looking.
The interesting part is that my hands are also very soft now...
Glad you were able to get the color out of the whites! I love that is worked too. I will have to remember this.
Sunshine of Seven
That is hallarious:) And I am so glad that it did wonders for your whites!!<br /><br />I too, try various methods to accomplish a task, isn't more better? haha!