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Simple Stain Solution!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ohhhh...laundry.  SO thankful we have a washing machine, dryer and PLENTY of clothes that need washing.  I really am!  BUT- man oh man.  It just seems like it is never-ending!!  I get 3 big loads washed, dried and put away and feel like SUPER woman :)  Then the next day, the hampers are full again and another load needs to be done- HA!
Anyway...the moral of the story is that I do a lot of laundry :)  
So with 4 little precious, rowdy, messy kids I also get out a lot of stains too!
And I have found the SIMPLEST, cheapest solution to get almost all of the stains out of our clothes- Original Dawn Dish Detergent!!
If I am really on top of it- I will catch a stain before I throw it in the washing machine.  If I do, I immediately put some Dawn right on the stain, rub it in with a toothbrush and then add a tad bit more.  I will let it sit, ideally, for a couple hours- even up to 24 hours.  More times than not, though, I catch most of our stains AFTER I have already washed the shirt or pants!  
For example, I was folding laundry and I found this chocolate stain on my daughter's shirt...
I also found this spit up stain on my shirt when I was getting ready to hang it up!
No big deal!  I put Dawn on the all areas where the stains were and let the soap soak in overnight. Then I washed them with a load of laundry the following morning.

The stains totally came out no problem!  

I have been using Dawn to get out breastmilk spit up stains, baby blow outs, mud stains, and grease stains (salad dressing, a spot from butter or if one of your kids sit on a french fry or cookie- which makes a spot) since I started having kids- and 95% of the time- on the first "treatment" of Dawn on the stain- they come out!  Sometimes if it is a chocolate stain that has really set in- I will have to treat the stain again (and will add some All detergent to my stain "treatment") - but almost always- our stains come out with Dawn!  

I used to be all about Oxi Clean Stain Remover (the powder kind) but over the last couple years, it started discoloring the clothes wherever I put it...to the point where several items of clothing got ruined!  So now I just exclusively use Dawn for all of our stains- so easy, so cheap and it works! :)

What do you use to get out your stains?  I am all ears if you have a product I MUST try!! :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!!


8 comments:

  1. Great tip! Especially knowing that it works AFTER the stain has been washed AND dried. And I want to thank you for the perspective: "SO thankful we have a washing machine, dryer and PLENTY of clothes that need washing. I really am!"
    I complain about laundry daily and never stop and think that I should be thankful for having the washer and dryer and plenty of clothes...so thank you :)

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    1. HI!! Yes- I love it too that I can treat my stains after they have been washed- isn't that huge?!? And thank you for your kind comment- I really do try to keep a grateful heart about everything...we are so fortunate!!

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  2. Thank you for this tip! We have a couple of messy eaters around here so there are plenty of stains to try this out on :)

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  3. Thank you for this tip! We have a couple of messy eaters around here so there are plenty of stains to try this out on :)

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    1. Hi Tara! I was just folding some of my son's pants and saw a bunch a grease stains on them...I just put a spot of Dawn on each spot and they came out great! Good luck with your messy eaters...we are in the same stage at our house too! :)

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  4. This is fantastic - just this past week my husband and I have had like four stains - I don't know what's going on with us, ha! Definitely keeping this in mind!

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    1. HI Christina! It really works!! Let me know what you think! :)

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  5. Who would have thought?! Good to know!

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