Thursday, July 31, 2014

diy thursday: removing dirt stains from white socks

Last week we returned from Kenya (I will write more about that later) and the village we went to is very dusty, dry and hot. Everything has a layer of dirt on it when we return and that includes our socks even though we wore shoes the entire time. The dirt becomes part of the fibers of the socks:( In years past I just accepted the socks we brought home from Kenya would just be forever stained even after washed. This year, however, I decided to try to get rid of these dirt stains. I turned to my trusted OxiClean to do the job and it did! The socks are not as good as new, but they don't look as stained as they were before I treated them. And the best part is that it is super easy to do.


Boiling Water


Boil enough water to cover the socks you wish to whiten.

Depending on how many socks you have, put a big scoop of OxiClean in a tub.

Add the boiling water to the tub and mix until dissolved.

Once dissolved add the socks. 

If needed, add more boiling water to cover the socks completely.

Stir it all together and let it sit overnight.

Remove the socks from the tub and launder with detergent as normal.

And voila! The dirt stains have disappeared.