AIBU to try and make school socks stay white?
Lizsmum · 23/06/2015 19:48
Ok, it's a trivial problem in the greater scheme of things but I really would like to put a dirty pair of white school socks into the machine and take out a clean white pair. This is just not happening. The soles are grey tending to black. What makes it worse is that these are my DGD socks and I would like to show my DD that I am a good granny who knows how to launder. Clearly I don't. Advice please dear MNetters.
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Idontseeanydragons · 23/06/2015 20:06
I just gave up with school socks and bought new pairs from Primark when they started to look past rescuing!!
YY to cricket whites - I'd love a quiet word with the git who decided youth cricket was best played in white...
I ended up using facial scrub (from Avon) and a nail brush to get particularly stubborn grass and ball stains out at the weekend!
noeffingidea · 23/06/2015 20:42
This works on dirty stinky trainer socks. Wet in hot water then rub the bottom with a bar of soap (ordinary basic soap works fine). Rub it in and leave for half an hour or so. Rinse well in hot water.
I use this method for skiddy underwear (don't ask) and other stains as well. I never buy expensive stain removers now because honestly this works better.
And if you can, hang out in sunlight to dry. That makes it look even cleaner.
steppemum · 23/06/2015 21:34
I have never really understood this problem.
I am pretty slack housekeeper, I stick white stuff in with other white stuff.
Wash at 40, and then sometimes at 50.
Use asda's biological powder for whites.
They come out white. dd2 is wearing dd1 old socks, so soe of these have done 2 years.
Only time it doesn't work is when they are screwed up in a ball
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