Homemade Laundry Color Catchers Recipe
We have all had it happen when doing laundry – that dark red top accidentally thrown in the wash with the whites or in the case of teen boys, tossing every color of the rainbow in the laundry with the whites– What a mess when it bleeds on everything. This is what laundry color catchers were made for.
For those of you who have never heard of color catchers they are specially treated white cloths that you can toss in the laundry and they absorb the color when something bleeds in the wash. With each load of laundry, toss in a sheet at the beginning of wash cycle.
Many people don’t sort their clothes when they use laundry color catchers but I’m afraid I haven’t gotten out of the habit of sorting yet. You can make your own homemade color catchers for much less.
You can reuse them again if you re dip and dry. When they get very saturated with color then toss.
You don’t need a huge cloth to do this with about 3×5 is plenty.
Felt works really good and probably is the best although wash cloths and other things work well too. Go to Jo Ann fabrics and get felt with a 50% off coupon if you need to and it doesn’t cost that much. 1/2 yd. can make a bunch.
Homemade Color Catchers
- Start with pieces of white cloth. They can be old towels, wash cloths, flannel or something like that. Cut the white cloth into about 6-8 inch squares. You don’t have to measure them exactly.
- Dissolve 1 tablespoon of washing soda into one cup of hot water.
- Dip the cloths in the soda/water and wring out. Hang to dry. Don’t dry them in the dryer.
- When they’re dry, store your homemade color catchers by washer so they’re handy when you do laundry.
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