It seems lately that I’ve come across so many wonderful little Tips and Tricks that others have shared with me, or things that I just normally do that others like, that I've decided to post the occasional entry sharing these with you. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them too!
These handy dandy little sheets were introduced to me by the wonderful Mary-Mia. Having twins in the house you know that her washing machine is on duty pretty much every single day and often more that once!
Shout Color Catchers are designed to trap the loose dyes that may leave your clothing during the wash cycle and attack unsuspecting items such as socks and underwear! I’m guessing most of us have been victim to that! I still remember back in Bible College when the very first week one of the guys washed all his white socks and underwear with his brand new red sweatshirt! Yup…pink boxers and socks for Dan for the rest of the year! It sure made it easy for the rest of us to figure out who’d left their laundry in the laundry room.
When I was shopping on my way home from the airport last week I picked up a couple of boxes. (Normally between $3.00 and $4.00 for a box of 24 sheets. I found mine at Tar*jay on sale for $3.00/box.) I gave them a test drive last weekend when I washed a green and white tee, red tee, pink tee and blue tee all in the same load. Just threw in one of the ‘Shout Color Catcher’ sheets and it worked like a charm! (Recommend you use 2 sheets for a large load.) No bleeding of dyes and the colours were still bright and the whites still white! The colour catcher sheet had slightly changed colour so I knew that something had bled into the water but it had caught the dyes. Yay!
As I don’t do a lot of laundry…yet....these will come in very handy and save me washing only 1 or 2 items at a time.
Has anybody else tried them? What is your experience with them?