Asked on Jun 17, 2017

How can I get the actual grass clippings out of the sock?

Help - I have tried everything! I can't get the actual grass cuttings out of my sons socks!

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  • Gra22510779 Gra22510779 on Jun 17, 2017

    For whites, I've had good success with this...Hints from Heloise many years ago..use a plastic bucket add 1 gallon very hot water and 1/2 cup electric dishwasher compound and 1/4 cup bleach stir till dissolved add clothes and soak 30 not stir.

    wash as usual. Grandma

  • Susan Susan on Jun 17, 2017

    you mean actual GRASS clippings, right? not grass stains...

    so my only suggestion is STOP letting him into the grass with socks on - toss the ones he's ruined or possibly throw them in dryer alone - on HOT so the grass dries and falls off... GOOD LUCK with either

  • Lora Lora on Jun 17, 2017

    That is weird that the actual clippings would stay! I agree with Susan. A hot dryer should do it.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 17, 2017

    you mean clippings?? not just stains??

    keep him out of it! HA

    if it's just one pair of socks - toss em. OR...

    you could try putting them in the DRYER on HOT - alone - no other clothes...and the grass should dry up and you'll find it in your filter.

  • Teresa J. M. Lavender Teresa J. M. Lavender on Jun 17, 2017

    He does lawncare - yes, it is the clippings. I have tried everything! I shake them out while they are still dirty/dry, I soak them in Dawn and heavy duty cleaner with boiling water, I run them through the dryer alone - on high heat. Still they are covered with bits of grass. It is too expensive to just keep buying new socks.

  • Gra22510779 Gra22510779 on Jun 18, 2017

    It has always worked for me for almost 50 years. It's especially for white cotton. Sometimes if your items are really stained you may need to repeat the process.

    Heloise was the greatest!


  • Terri W Miller Terri W Miller on Jul 05, 2018

    Grass clippings on dark nylon socks how to remove

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 22, 2018

    Have him wear thinner socks. They come out a little easier than thicker socks. Then after washing and drying use a fabric lint fuzz pill remover. Those battery powered ones. I’ve been doing that on my hubby’s socks and it’s been working great.

  • Belinda Belinda on May 18, 2022

    Use tape it works.

  • Amir Hyman Amir Hyman on Jan 03, 2023

    To remove grass clippings from a sock, you can try the following steps:

    1. Hold the sock over a trash can or a bowl and shake it vigorously to remove as many of the grass clippings as possible.
    2. Turn the sock inside out and shake it again to loosen any remaining clippings.
    3. If there are still grass clippings stuck inside the sock, try using a pair of tweezers or a fork to gently pull them out.
    4. If the grass clippings are particularly stuck, you may need to use a small brush or a toothbrush to gently scrub the inside of the sock to remove the clippings.
    5. Once you have removed as many of the grass clippings as possible, you can toss the sock in the wash with your other laundry to clean it.

    I hope this helps!