Frugal Pre-Soak

Here's a frugal way to "pre-soak" your laundry if your washer
empties into a sink or utility tub. When washing a load of
clothes, place a bucket under the hose that goes into your
sink. When it's full, add the items in need of "pre-soaking"
into the bucket and set aside. There's no need to add any
laundry products because the detergent is already in the
water. When it's time to launder the items, empty the bucket
into the washer.