Washing soda can be found at Wally World and some grocery stores in the detergent aisle. You just have to be on the lookout for it, cause they don't have a big display. I've used it in hot water to remove built up gunk on old wooden chairs, too. Be careful that you rinse it off quickly, though. And you might need to then polish the wood a bit, but it sure removed that dirt/oil gunk from over the years.
I use color catchers all the time. Has saved my bacon on numerous occasions when something bled awful.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Florida Farm Girl,
Thanks also from me for the post. I believe that I will also give this one a try. I have a husband that has red for his baseball tops and white baseball pants. No matter how many times the tops are washed; they bleed. THANKS!
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I just picked up a box of washing soda (Arm & Hammer brand) at Kroger's last night so I could try this in a few days! The box was maybe just under $3. and I wondered how long it would. I just looked up the recipe again and you're only using like a tablespoon/cup of water!!!!
Wow!!!! I am so ready for this to work! I spend a fortune on color catchers!
Well, I tried it. Not pleased. Don't know what I did wrong. Followed directions and decided I'd do a test with a load of red t-shirts by putting in a pair of white underwear. Now it's pink underwear. Oh well, don't think I'll take any chances. I'll just go back to my Color Catchers.