How do I get the dirty look out of white socks?

by Kathie

How do I get white socks white again, I have used bleach, spray and wash and they are still a little brown on the bottoms. There has to be a way to make them white again. I’m tired of buying new socks all the time.

  5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 14, 2018

    That's what happens to white socks after awhile. They stay white longer if you only wear them in shoes. Try soaking them in cool water with oxi clean or bleach, then wash.

    Dont use hot water, it sets the stain. Unfortunately once you've had them in heat like a dryer, the stain is set.

  • My remedy is baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Heat sets stains. So if still not white, rewash or re soak. Once in the dryer, it's all over.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Oct 14, 2018

    I love to use vinegar and baking soda. Cold water is a must.

  • William William on Oct 14, 2018

    Bleach tends to make whites dingy, dirty looking, and breaks down the fibers. Soak the dirty socks in a 50/50 mix of warm water and hydrogen peroxide. Then wash as usual. I wash my whites with hydrogen peroxide and detergent. Oxygen cleaners are peroxide based.

  • Tanya Tanya on Oct 15, 2018

    Saturate in cool water, add dish detergent 1 part to 1 part water and 1 part lemon juice soak awhile, let sit in sun until damp wash hot 🔥🔥🔥 water with bluing added its in the laundry aisle at your local mass merchant