How to get your dirty whites clean again... Wash the really dirty whites, like socks, separately from your other whites to keep them from graying the cleaner whites. Soak the socks in 1/2 cup dishwasher detergent for at least 2 hours before washing and bleaching socks. Wash the socks and then re-wash and bleach them. Viola!
How to remove set-in oil stains on clothing•oil (I found some generic WD-40 under the kitchen sink) •baking soda •scrap of cardboard (optional) •Dawn liquid dish detergent •an old toothbrush •your regular laundry routine after stain removal