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how do i ge white socks back to being white

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misdee Tue 29-Jul-08 08:16:34

as atm almost all look grey.

would love pistine white socks for the kids before they go back to school.

dont want to buy more really.

Slouchy Tue 29-Jul-08 08:21:34

ace bleach is good. use as a soak, then add to machine with normal soap powder and run a prewash prog.

choccypig Tue 29-Jul-08 08:21:39

It's too late now. But the trick is, always wash all white things together, with nothing else in the wash except one turquoise t-shirt.. Never even put one that has gone grey in with them. I was given this tip 20years ago (by a manshock), I bought a few new packs of all white knicks, and now I wear them until they fall apart at the seams, but they are still white. (BTW the man wasn't having a go at the colour of my knickers, I just asked how he kept his sports socks so white)

blueshoes Tue 29-Jul-08 08:46:53

one turquoise t-shirt ... what is the rationale for that, choc?

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 08:57:18

the blue acts as an optical brightener
(hence all soap powders having tiny blue bits in, the 'blue bags' our grandmothers used in the laundry etc etc)

blueshoes Tue 29-Jul-08 09:01:23

ah, thanks badger.

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 09:03:47

nappisan if you can still get it

JackieNo Tue 29-Jul-08 09:06:30

You could try the Dylon whiteners (am sure other companies do them too). But I'd be inclined to re-wash things afterwards to make sure any possible residue is gone, as I'd guess they're pretty strong.

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