How do you get white socks to stay white?

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  1. Elli21

    Elli21 Well-Known Member

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    My daughter has white socks for school.

    But the thing is, even if she has new socks on they come back to me dirty and the bit that goes under her foot is a murky grey colour.

    Ive tried to soak them in bleach, and then wash on a 90 wash, but im waiting to see how they come out...

    Any tips?
     
  2. RaspberryK

    RaspberryK Well-Known Member

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    My DH's whites are always grubby, I've tried stain removers and I have started to use vanish in my white washes but I am not seeing much of an improvement.
    Would be interesting to see what other people come up with and how your bleach and boil technique works (can't use this on his T-shirts though they'll come out action man sized!).
    x
     
  3. TattiesMum

    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    If you use all cotton socks then bleaching and boiling will work just fine (that includes cotton T shirts etc) :thumbup: Using Biological washing powder will also make a difference.

    But if the socks are a cotton / nylon mix then the bleaching will eventually destroy the elastic which helps them stay up :( So it's better to use a product like Glo-white which is meant for net curtains :flower:
     
  4. Elli21

    Elli21 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :)

    The socks didnt come out very clean form the bleaching and boiling, but they are alot cleaner...

    Going to look into that Glo-White, someone else mentioned that too :)
     
  5. tallybee

    tallybee DS '04, DD '06, DD '15

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    I don't - I get new ones :rofl:
     
  6. amy19604

    amy19604 Well-Known Member

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    I can never get my daughters white school socks completely clean :nope:
    I just replace them more often :haha:
     
  7. emilyjade

    emilyjade mummy of two!

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    i use glow white! x
     
  8. nikkip75

    nikkip75 Well-Known Member

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    Ive never found a way, I just have to bin em and buy more.
     
  9. Elli21

    Elli21 Well-Known Member

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    I went out this morning and bought her some new ones...my son will be having grey school socks, so at least its just hers to keep replacing :lol:
     
  10. mommy43

    mommy43 isabel's mummy

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    i was gonna say net curtain whitener
    i but my dd's form pound shop £1 for 3 pairs:thumbup: they are good quality too
     
  11. Elli21

    Elli21 Well-Known Member

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    Oooo i never thought to look in there for socks!
    Ive got one in the next town.

    I went to sainsburys and at £5 for 4 pairs, i thought it was pretty steep!
     
  12. samface182

    samface182 mummy to two boys.

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    i just buy new ones from primark when they go all grey :haha:
     
  13. mommy43

    mommy43 isabel's mummy

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    they dont always have them but they seem to come back in stock regularly
    n i always grab some when they do, theres 1 frilly pair n 2 with a little bow on the side our 99p shop sometimes have them to
    ive got some nice baby socks in there too
     
  14. TennisGal

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    Bio powder and a scoop of the vanish powder in the wash keeps ours ok. I don't use bio for Lizzie's things at the mo, but most of her socks end up being pulled off!
     
  15. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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    ariel bio usually works fairly well! :thumbup:
     

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