Stop Sorting Your Laundry!
I’m convinced that red socks were put on this earth to haunt me. No matter how diligent I am, they end up in the wrong load. The kids are good at sorting laundry using baskets from Ikea, but this is for darks and lights. The reds seem to end up in the leg of their pants or wrapped up in a towel. How? No idea. Like I said, they’re possessed. Straight from hell I tell you! It’s like they’re mocking me!
Unfortunately brightly-colored socks are all the rage. My youngest has to have the polka-dotted or striped neon versions, while my oldest is content with solids. She’s not so much into the day-glo colors as she is traditional ones, but red is her favorite.
Last year as we were getting ready for the annual Orchestra concert that my oldest participates in, we noticed a pink tinge to her white concert shirt. Stuck inside of the sleeve? You guessed it – a lone red sock. How a sock got in a shirt sleeve I’ll never know. Possessed I say!
There are no photos on record, so here is a professional recreation of what it looked like!
Ok, so I’ll keep my day job. But you get the idea – we’ve all had the surprise when we open the laundry to find a shirt that has turned pink, blue jeans that are a little purple or even those same jeans bleeding onto everything else.
I was in Walmart the other day and noticed a new product in the laundry detergent aisle. Now I’ve seen all those “color-safe bleaches” and detergent-and-softeners in one bottle, but never one that claimed I could just do a load of laundry without sorting!
That’s the claim of the new Purex® No Sort™ for Colors detergent. Was this my salvation? Would this put an end to the reign of red socks everywhere? Maybe…
I’m all about technology, so I read a little further. It turns out Purex® is using a new “Anti-Color-Transfer Technology” which traps loose dyes in the wash and doesn’t let them settle onto other fabrics. This means no sorting and no bleeding stains! Of course there’s a catch…there’s always a catch…
“Purex® No Sort™ detergent is packed with innovation, but it can’t perform miracles, so please follow these words of advice: wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex® No Sort™ detergent.”
So it won’t absolve me of my laundry-day sins, but it will protect me from the coveting ways of our colored garments.
Do you have that one piece of clothing that you love, but always seems to foul your unmentionables? We found our solution in Purex® No Sort™. Ok socks, The Rules Have Changed!
See what other innovative products Purex® has in store by checking them out on Facebook and Twitter. They even have an active Youtube channel and well as a ton of photos on Pinterest. And if you’re the type that actually enjoys spending your evenings in front of laundry baskets with loads sorted by darks, lights, whites and ‘others’…then nothing can save you!
34 thoughts on “Stop Sorting Your Laundry!”
HAHa. I agree red socks, red cake icing, red crayons.. they are all evil. I like the idea of not sorting laundry they kids don’t sort anyway so it would help when doing theirs.
I had no idea about this!! Totally awesome. One of the things I always feel like I DON’T have time for is sorting laundry before it goes into the washing machine… it’s bad enough you have to sort/fold after! 😉
Those damn red socks!! It happens to me all the time! why are they even made!
I love the way this page is written and illustrated. It made for a fun read. I am bad about sorting my laundry as I am so cheap not to make full loads every time, so this looks like a great product for me
I never sort colors anyways. Maybe I should get this!
We had the red tie that snuck in the white laundry. I could have killed my son. Luckily it only ruined the dress shirt we bought him at the thrift store for the award ceremony. Still, it was a nice shirt, but we’re not out of a lot of money.
Hate when a red colored item sneaks into the laundry. However, I was washing red sneakers and they shouldn’t give off dye but they did, even tho they were washed once before. Now have pink all over. lol
Thanks for sharing:)
Ah, the red socks are horrible! It’s almost like they should be washed all by themselves to avoid any dye issues!
I’m a little afraid not to sort it. LOL
We have all been there a time or two. I remember when I accidentally turned all my husbands underwear pink. I thought it was hysterical. He was not impressed at all. I have got to try this and see if it helps my kids to not stain things.
I giggled over the Red Socks From Hell! Mine are the White Socks of Doom! They are always where they don’t belong. I’ll have to try this stuff and see if I can salvage my socks.
good to know! i am always afraid of pink and red
Great product! Sometimes we also forget to sort out the colored and white garments so this will be a great help!
I hate sorting laundry, I love Purex though!
my daughter will not wear white socks at all, they all have to be crazy ones. There have been so many times where i messed up the laundry
That is so cool! That would save a lot of time.
I use this detergent too, it’s great when there are 7 of us in our home, I do not have time to sort!
I’ve totally done that before too! I only sort the adults from the kids clothes now though. Hope it doesn’t happen again, yikes!
I remember growing up, my mom was terrible about sorting our laundry. I had many white shirts turn pink. She was also really bad with bleach, too. It made for some interesting looks.
I get your dilemma on sorting colored and plains. Good thing there’s already a Purex that can be friendly to both colors.
The lone rebel red sock. 🙂
I’ve tinged laundry pink with red before, but it’s been awhile. 😉
Recently we had a crayon episode that left my husband not so very happy.
Usually when we do the laundry we wash it by darks (not bleeding) and whites.Those that bleed I wash it separately..
Ah, yes. The pink garments of doom. I have been there, friend, and it’s ALWAYS something for my husband, or a garment that’s important that gets the dreaded color switch. I really like the thought Purex put into this, and will have to check it out!
I still couldn’t bear to mix a bright or dark color with whites, but I’d take a few risks to start out. 🙂
Where has this been all my life?! This would make my life so much easier!
I love Purex it is the best. Thanks for sharing.
I think this may very well be the reason Satan is red…all things in this colour are horrid for everything ELSE lol.
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I tend to have bad luck with Socks turning my towels blue. LOL
I love Purex products. They generally do a good job at a reasonable cost. I haven’t tried this particular formulation yet–thanks for the review.
Before I scrolled down and saw the entire top picture I though, “Man, those looks like socks in hell,” And sure enough they were, lol. 😀
For me – it always seems to be t-shirts that stain everything! Glad you found a great fix to your sock issue. #client
Great review, thanks for sharing Scott!!
I think I quit sorting laundry when I left home. LOL Thanks for the review.
OMG, really? No sorting? The rules really have changed!