Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's a Stain Removal Kind of Day!

Typically, I do my laundry on Mondays. This week, unfortunately, I didn't get to it until yesterday! Horrible, I know! :) After doing ALL of the laundry in the house I decided it was time to blog about stain removal!! I know everyone may have their own method of stain removal but I would like to share mine! I live with two boys. One is a Soldier and the other is 3. I bet you can imagine the kind of stains I have to deal with! Captain Hunk SWEARS no one can remove stains quite like me. He is a little silly though! I swear by TWO kinds of stain remover: Shout Advanced & Oxy Clean.

The Oxy Clean is great for blood stains because it actually foams up to dissolve the stain. I think shout it great for EVERYTHING else. The only thing better is mixing the two together! YEP! Just yesterday I needed to get a pizza stain out of one of Troop's white shirts. I sprayed on some Oxy Clean and then dabbed on a little Shout. Then I rubbed it in using the bristles at the end of the Shout bottle. I didn't even have to let it sit. For more worked in stains I would let it sit for a bit. The sauce stain came right out!! Be sure to check the clothing before putting it in the dryer to make sure the stain came out. Sending it through a heated drying load my set the stain for good. Captain Hunk recently left a tan hat in his Jeep with the top off and it poured down rain. When the hat dried it was nearly black. I sprayed it with Oxy Clean, rubbed it in with Shout and then put it through the dishwasher! The stain was pretty bad so I ran it through twice but now the hat looks BRAND NEW!! Sometimes I take too much pride in my stain removal abilities but sometimes it's the little things that make me feel so accomplished! :)



  1. I use two stain removers too. Oxyclean (the kind you get in the giant box at Costco) and liquid dishwashing soap. The dishwashing soap pulls out anything greasy and the Oxyclean pulls out pretty much everything else. The dishwashing soap I just scrub into the greasy stain and wash in hot water, the Oxyclean I add to every load of laundry but if I have stuff with more of an issue I soak the stuff in an Oxyclean bath in my kitchen sink overnight before I wash it.

    The only thing I can't get out easily with one of my two laundry babies is pen ink...but I'm not convinced it CAN be taken out completely.

  2. I can't believe I forgot to mention that!!! The best way to remove ink is Aerosol hairspray! I can't even tell you how many shirts and pants I saved for the guys I used to work with at Sears! Spray on the hairspray and let sit. Spray it on again before throwing in the wash!

  3. Awesome tip! I'm defintely going to try the hairspray! Glad i went back to read the comments!