Jun 28, 2010

Laundry Colors - Go Ahead, Mix 'Em Up

If you haven't already discovered the beauty of the Shout Color Catchers, your wait is over. My sister-in-law Linda told me about this and it has saved me loads of laundry. Basically, you throw one, or half (I rip them in half for small loads) of a Color Catcher sheet into the washing machine with your clothes and these babies suck the color out of the water so it doesn't transfer to the other clothes. I threw all three of the sheets above into different loads - the white sheet still remained white because I threw it into a white load with only a couple of colored things just to make sure color didn't get onto my whites.

I'm not going to tell you that throwing one of these into a batch full of new red shirts with white ones will stop any color from transferring. I am going to tell you that in general it makes it possible to mix colors with whites. Such a lifesaver when you don't have time or enough of each to do them separately. Love these!

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Sue said...

Wow. THAT is way cool. Especially for a lazy launderer like me. And even more so for my even-more-lazy-with-laundering youngest two sons!


Stacie said...

I can't say I have heard of these. They sound great; thanks!

Kierstin said...

Cool! I have never seen these and I am always wishing I could throw the whites and the colors in together...thanks for sharing!

Taste of Champaign said...

I just had to buy cardinal red shirts for my kids' school uniforms. My color catcher came out of the load dark pink! Love those things!

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