Shout Color Catchers haven’t been around very long, but the need for them have. If you have ever turned your husband’s favorite white t-shirt pink, you know what I mean.These little sheets look like a dryer sheet, but they capture any colors that bleed from an article of clothing before they get to other clothing.This isn’t an item you necessarily need with every load of clothes, but if you can make your own and reuse them, why not just in case. And it’s so cheap to make them yourself.
1) Dissolve a cup of soda ash in a cup of hot water.
2) Cut about a yard of white material or an old towel and add it to the mixture until saturated.
3) Lay out or hang so it can dry.
4) Cut into small pieces (about 2″x4″) and add to your laundry when you are concerned about your colors bleeding.
The rags can be reused. Just repeat the process once it comes out of the dryer. You can have a lifetime supply of these with just a little bit of soda ash.You can make a lifetime supply of these with just a few dollars worth of soda ash! And it’s so easy to do it yourself.
I have used the washing soda and it worked just fine as I found the “recipe” months ago on one good thing by jillee
How did you manage to figure this out? Awesome!
I love this! Thanks for posting! According to Wikipedia, Soda Ash is Sodium Carbonate. My box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda contains Sodium Carbonate. I am not sure how concentrated it is, but it’s worth a try?