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If you have ever had the colours run in your clothes in the washing machine........

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RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 17:42:18

If you have ever had the colours run in your clothes.........Here is my recommendation

Use them in washing machine


You get them in TESCO

You put the sheets into washing machine with clothes

You can use them over and over again several times

I have got a chocolate and white top and the white is still pure white.



noddyholder Wed 04-May-05 17:43:14

would they work on t shirts with coloured body and white sleeves iyswim

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 17:45:47

sure they would

My top is chocolate brown with white collar and cuffs

If unsure use several of them to start with for first washes

It is a pink box with 20 sheets in

MarsLady Wed 04-May-05 17:51:10

Yes! Especially when DH loads it!

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 17:58:48


RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 19:56:04

meggymoo Wed 04-May-05 19:58:10

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RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 20:00:40

If it is first wash with dark clothes that are vital

Maybe use 2 to be really safe

But we only did that on first wash although my mum said it was not needed

You can use them for several washes and they change colour


RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 20:04:23

£2.73 for a box of 20 sheets

Whizzz Wed 04-May-05 20:06:52

Yes BUT be careful they don't get stuck in the machine outlet pipe ! My mums machine has done this twice.

So MY Top Tip is put them inside one of those washing machine tablet bags so you don't loose them.

They are very good by the way - never tried re-using them though. With a small load I rip them in half !

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 20:08:14

good idea Whizz

charleepeters Wed 04-May-05 20:13:03

my washing macine keeps bleaching my clothes any tips?

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 20:16:00

The Machine bleach them

Sorry don't understand why or how the machine does that.

charleepeters Wed 04-May-05 20:27:27

dont know but when i do a colour wash some of the clothes has little patches which look like they have been bleached, i do ocassionally bleach ds's exceptionally grubby vests maybe theres still some in it?

RTKangaMummy Wed 04-May-05 20:30:40

perhaps run a rinse cycle through beforehand or put an old towel in on quick wash

Or phone manufactures and ask them?

Is it the type of powder used?

does it have extra bleach?

Furball Wed 04-May-05 20:32:53

charleepeters - Have you packed the machine too full? I find this happens to my wash if there isn't enough room for the clothes to wash properly. I also only use half the amount now ie 1 x tablet per wash makes a box go twice as far and I still end up with clean clothes.

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