Pre-Soak (for whites and colorfast colors)
Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
2 gallons hot water
1/2 cup automatic dishwasher detergent
1/2 cup chlorine bleach

Mix all ingredients in a large bucket. Soak white cottons and washable synthetics for 2 hours (or long if heavily stained). For bleachable, colorfast colors, allow the mixture to cool first, then soak for 30 minutes. Pour off liquid and launder as usual.