I noticed that my light colored under-lovelies were grey instead of white, after only a few runs through the very unimpressive washing machine. :-/
I decided to hand wash the delicates and my socks. I divided them into lights and darks and then started with the lights.
A couple of years ago I found this glass lingerie washing board. I whip it out each time that I do some hand washing in the bathroom sink.
I’m not saying that the washer sucks, but the water already had a grey cast to it after 3 small pieces of washed lingerie. (gross)
After finishing with the lights, I tossed in the darks to have a little soak as I scrubbed the white edges of my black sweater. I was really pleased with how white I was able to get them.
After finishing with the darks:
The water is super dingy, ewwww. I am pretty sure that most of this dinge was the leavings from the washer. I won’t be using the washer any more, for things that sit very close to my skin.
The good news is that the rinse water came out clear!