Do you wash your socks with the rest of your whites? Me too. Well, I used to. Then I realized that our clothes were getting dingy because we were washing them with dingy footwear.  After the first wash of separate items, I didn't notice a difference. I started wondering how I was going to get my clothes back to sparkling white. Here’s a recipe to get the job done and save you some money because you won’t have to replace clothing. Plus, by washing in the sink, you’ll save water and electricity.

You Need

  •  1 capful of  laundry detergent
  • 1 cup powdered dish washing detergent
  • 1 cup bleach
  • 1/2 cup Borax

You Do

  • Fill the sink , a bucket, or the washing machine with extremely hot water.
  • Add all of your socks and other dingy items.
  • Mix ingredients in with a large spoon.
  • Let sit for at least two hours.
  • Drain out excess water.
  • Refill with cool or warm water, stir and drain again.
  • Air dry on clothesline or in dryer.

I was so surprised at how white our socks came out that I did it to our normal whites, too. It worked great!

 This has been a guest post by August from Granite Falls, NC
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