Laundry Tips


My favorite stain remover is Oxi-Clean. For general stains, spray liquid Oxi-Clean generously on the stains, rub-in, and let stand about 10 minutes. Then, wash as directed by the label. If the stain doesn’t come out, don’t dry it. That just bakes it in. Soak it in a sink full of warm water and a scoop of Oxi-Clean powder for 6 hours. Then, wash as usual. That gets almost any stain out.


Use Dawn dishwashing liquid like a pre-wash treatment. Let it sit for a while then wash as usual.


Pour straight hydrogen peroxide onto the blood as soon as possible. It will bubble the blood right out. Wash as usual in cold water. If it doesn’t come out, don’t dry. Repeat the process.


The Oxi-Clean powder and warm water soak should work. If it doesn’t, take about 1/4 cup of sugar and mix in a little water to make a scrub. Rub it into the grass stain for about a minute. Wash as usual without rinsing off the scrub.


Put a white cloth or paper towel under the stain to absorb the excess ink. Spray on a non-oil, alcohol-based hairspray or rubbing alcohol. Saturate the ink stain with the hairspray or alcohol. Blot with a rag until the stain comes out.


Place garment in a baggie and put in the freezer until the gum is frozen solid. Scrape off with a butter knife.