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    When my son was teen his white socks were usually awful. Smelly and dirty.
    How he managed I never knew, but the outside of his shoes could be relatively
    clean and the insides awful. I swear you could open the door to his room and
    smell his socks and shoes. His socks were so bad I used to presoak them. The
    best thing I ever found was to presoak them is dishwasher detergent. A friend
    had told me to try it and it worked better than bleach.


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    Thanks for the hint Nadine. Luckily, my boys do the laundry (only one
    pink load so far!). They know that the white load certainly goes on
    hot. Otherwise, the whole house would smell like dirty socks. I
    could just kiss the person who invented Febreze!
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    This is probably the same philosophy as putting stuffed animals in the
    dishwasher for washing: They come out so very clean!

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    The dishwasher? I've always thrown them in the regular washer. Does the
    dishwasher work better?

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    Boil them in a mixture of lemon juice & water (half & half) for about
    10 minutes, then wash. If they are deeply stained already, this won't
    work. But, to keep them a nice bright white, it works just fine.
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    I use liquid cascade in my wash loads of whites with hot water. Gets them clean and they stay white. Try soaking in it. Have gotten even the dingiest stuff white again.
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    ok I'm going to try this one on the hubby socks!! He's a well driller and he's in rubber boots all day long. You can smell him coming from down the road!!! Let's hope it works, thanks for the tip! Now how much do you use and will it get out the clay? We live in NC and everything of his is stained from the clay!

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    Can't wait to try this! I have a pre-teen son who does the same thing-shoes are gorgeous and basically new looking on the outside, but lord help you if you step into his room and he forgot to put on sock in the hamper-need a gas mask to enter and they are so filthy, I just don't understand.
    If it can make that stench dissappear I will forever be grateful!

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