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Stain Fights!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am constantly removing stains from my children’s clothing (and husband sometimes too ;-) ).   I thought I’d share with you all some of my secret weapons in stain fighting.  There are 5 things that I always keep handy in my laundry room for stain removal.  Here they are:

1.  Spot Shot- Let me tell you, this is the most awesome product I’ve ever come across.  I absolutely ADORE IT!  It was made for carpet, but there have been many times I’ve used it on clothing *please make sure to do a spot check on the material to make sure you don’t ruin it, certain products are too harsh for certain materials*.


2.  Oxy Clean Spray on Spot Remover- I use this on almost every stain first.  It works most of the time, but there are a certain few stains that it won’t touch…like grease stains and for those I use #3.


3.  Dawn Dish Soap-  I know that you are thinking I’m nuts, but if you have a grease stain, it works great.  Rub into the stain and wash as normal. Almost always works, even if the item has been dried in the dryer. Occasionally it will take treating twice.


4.  Clorox 2- I throw this in with the load of clothing that has the stain in, just to give another punch.



5.  Liquid Cascade- Yes the dish washer detergent.  I combine this with the Clorox 2 to get certain stains out, like the yellow ones (milk, spit up, diaper stuff, or any stain I can’t get to budge).  *Warning, this is a little harsh, but it works, so make sure you have no delicates in this mix*.  Here’s the recipe:  Mix about 1/2 cup Cascade with 1/2 cup of Clorox 2 in about 1-2 gallons of water. Soak the stained item in the mixture for several hours, then wash as usual.

We would love to hear some of your secrets in stain fighting so please leave your “tips” in the comment section below!


2 comments on “Stain Fights!

  1. Jeni Poss on said:

    Hairspray!! When I was a teen there was a fad of writing on our jeans with markers or pens…well my Mom didn’t exactly enjoy this fashion trend and had me help her spray all the stains…and it worked great!! I still use it for alot of stains..just spray generously let sit for a bit and wash as usual!!

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