#801 How to prevent stinking socks. A great lesson from “GATTEN”.
How to wash stinking socks.
I watched the TV show “GATTEN” on Wednesday.
I learned that when you wash your socks, you should turn your socks inside out to make your socks last longer and smell better.
“Socks washed inside out” vs. “socks washed regularly”
In the experiment in the show, socks that were washed inside out had a lower odor level than socks washed regularly.
The show explained that socks are made of different materials on the inside and outside.
The inside is made of elastic chemical material to prevent the socks from slipping down, such that the socks can stay on the feet, while the outside is made of soft natural material.
The elastic material on the inside poses a problem. It entangles skin grease and dead skin cells easily, causing bad smells even after washing.
So you should wash your socks inside out to get rid of them.
Some people might worry that the outside of the socks may not get washed well if following this method.
Don’t worry! The stain on the outside of the socks is mostly common household grease. They can be got rid of easily by laundry detergent.
The inside out washed socks were cleaner, smelled better and longer lasting.
In a two-week experiment, they found that there was 3 times more the amount of protein stains on the regularly washed socks than the inside out washed socks. Of course the inside out washed socks were cleaner and smelled better.
Moreover, inside out washed socks are longer lasting and they don’t get lint balls and holes easily. In the show, socks were washed inside out and regularly for 100 times. They compared the socks with a new pair of socks. The inside out washed socks looked just like the new socks! On the other hand, the regularly washed socks were losing color and had some pilling.
You can also wash stockings and tights inside out in a laundry net.
What a great episode! I have learned some unique knowledge.
I think I will do this from now on!