Always grey and dingy laundry

@saundyl (9698)
Canada
January 24, 2012 3:08pm CST
I live on a farm and my water tends to turn my clothing a greyish hue. I've tried all sorts of things to stop it. Bleach with my whites turns it orange. For the whites I discovered a product called "ironout". It keeps them pretty white without the orange tinge...but still a little greyish I cant afford water filtration system - someday i will get one but right now that's not in the cards. My mom suggested on the weekend that i try adding 1/4 cup of citric acid to my clothes - shes been using it with hers both white and colours and it has made a huge difference. So i tried it...OMG i took a pair of light pastel pink pjs out of the wash last night and they were Actually PINK not pink-grey but PINK. My sister stopped in to visit me just in time to hear me squeal something like omg they're really pink they're really really pink. Do you have any products or additions you add to your laundry to help with colour loss or stains?
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@Hatley (152552)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jan 12
hi saundryl when I was still in an apartment I used tide most of the time and Oxiclean and I got stainless clean clothes, the whites nice and white , the colors vivid and clean. It does depend on the water as if its hard with lots of mineral deposits you have the greying problem.our city water was not that bad. here the housekeeping staff does my laundry for me. lol llol
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
24 Jan 12
The well here on the farm has a lovely...sulfur deposit. As well as being hard. Lucky you gets laundry done for you! I'd love it someone else did my laundry sometimes.