To clean shoelaces, soak the laces in a bleach and water solution, and wash them in laundry detergent, 1/2 cup of bleach and hot water. Use a bleach solution that is safe for the color and material of your shoelaces.
- Mix the solution
Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of water. Mix in 3 tablespoons of bleach.
- Place the laces in a bag
Place the shoelaces inside of a lingerie bag, and tighten the strings.
- Submerge the laces
Submerge the laces in the water, and hold the bag down with a plate. Allow the laces to soak for five minutes.
- Load the laces in the washer
Transfer the laces to the washing machine. Add your usual laundry detergent and the same bleach.
- Wash and dry the laces
Run the shoelaces through a load in the washer, and allow them to air dry.