How to get white socks white again
Posted 19th July 2021 by SOCKSHOP
You can’t beat a nice, crisp pair of brilliant white socks. But with all the walking, exercise and general wear and tear we put them through, it isn’t long before pure white socks begin to lose their lustre. But don’t be disheartened. It’s easy to restore white socks to their former glory if you know how and SOCKSHOP is here to help you redeem the gleam once more.
Most of us have got at least one pair of off-white (okay, grey!) socks lurking in our sock drawer. What starts off as a fresh, dazzlingly white pair of socks inevitably ends up losing its sparkle. Ultimately, in a straight contest between dirt and white socks, there’s usually only one winner. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Not with the help of a few common household items, including baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.
White sock care guidelines
Before we get into how to wash the grey away, there are a few things you can do to care for your white socks to help them stay whiter for longer:
Don’t wear them for more than one day and wash them regularly.
The material of your socks should inform which cleaning method you use.
Be careful not to rub your socks too vigorously, this can damage their shape.
Remember to always wash your white socks separately from coloured clothing.
Soaking your socks before washing is often the most effective way to banish stubborn dirt.
How to get socks white again with a few secret ingredients
Similar to lemons, white vinegar has its own acidic properties (acetic acid in vinegar’s case) that cut through stubborn stains. In a litre of boiled water, add a cup of white vinegar and then throw in your socks to soak overnight. Your white socks should be noticeably perkier by the next day. By which time, all you have to do is put them through a normal spin cycle to rid your socks of any lingering grime… and vinegar odour!
Of course, no socks last forever. So when you’ve exhausted all these possibilities it might be time to restock your sock drawer with some crisp, new white socks. Check out our selection of white socks for kids, ladies and men today. For more information about any of our SOCKSHOP products or for help with orders, please contact us on 08000 195 667.