Add one half cup and your detergent to a small level water load with your socks and let them soak for an hour then wash as usual. You have taken care of two jobs at once.
By latrtatr from Loup City, NE
By C. Reep
Another good tip about socks (anklets or knee socks) is to buy at LEAST two pairs of the same size and color at one time. That way, with luck, the socks may wear out one at a time and you have a chance of still having a matched pair for a longer length of time.
Nett of NH
By Shirley from Dawson Creek, BC
By Nancy from Excelsior Springs, MO
How can I keep white socks white? My children get them so dirty and even soaking in bleach doesn't work! Please help.
We also have play or work socks, that my husband wears to work and the kids play in. That way the newer white socks stay nicer longer and I don't worry about throwing out a pair of mud caked old socks!
Each time we get a new pack of socks we mark each of them with a stamp and fabric inks, a new stamp for each of the boy's socks, and an older "set" of socks gets "retired" to the play socks bin, plus I don't match up the play socks so the kids just go and get 2 socks. Plus with the stamps it makes it easy for the boys, who are 4 and 6, to match their own "new" socks. Boy does that sound anal retentive but it works for us!
Good Luck! (08/12/2005)
By Diana Fox.
Brandy from Detroit, MI
I've also used Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing for brightening the whites that have gone yellow or gray. But be careful - you must always dilute bluing in cold water. You add it to the final rinse.