My husband and son spend as much time outdoors as possible. They love to play sports and they mow lawns as a side business. Sometimes it looks like they mowed the lawns in their stocking feet.
As most mothers of athletes know, when you play sports you sweat. I don’t mean tiny little circles under the arms; I am talking about shirts that are saturated! Over time the white tee shirts can develop ugly, yellow stains.
Through the years I tried many things to remove the stains from the white tee shirts and the socks. I found the best stain remover is one I mix up myself. I believe I got the original recipe from Debt Proof Living, but they have changed the formula in liquid Clorox2 and I had to tweak it.
I start with one-fourth a cup of liquid Clorox2. (The powder Clorox2 does not dissolve as well and sometimes I ended up with blue stains from the floating particles.)
I pour it in to a five gallon bucket and fill it halfway with hot water.
I measure one cup of dry dishwasher detergent.
I add it to the bucket as it is filling the rest of the way with hot water.
Place dirty, stained whites in bucket and let them soak overnight.
Since I have a high-efficiency washer I run the contents of the bucket through the rinse and spin cycle to remove the dirty water. You can just spin them out in a regular washer.
I wash them with the rest of my whites on hot water. Below is the four pair of socks that I soaked in the bucket. Can you tell which one was the one pictured in the bucket? I can’t.
I was grateful to find that this recipe works better than Biz on pit stains. And it is not as much work as treating each armpit individually with Biz.
Note: Never mix non-chlorine bleach with chlorine bleach.