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.
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!