Battling the Toughest Laundry Stains with OxiClean
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When it comes to my kids and their clothes, one thing comes to mind. I have a couple of messy kids! Peeking around the corner and taking in the current state of my laundry room, the floor covered in mounds of dirty clothes waiting to be washed; I’ve come to realize, there are two main reasons behind all our laundry stains. One- my kids can’t seem to find their mouths with their forks and spoons, so they end up wearing half their meals. (It’s even worse when they’re in school and too busy talking to their friends instead of paying attention to what they’re doing.) And two- they spend quite a bit of time outside getting dirty, refusing to take off their socks, so they’re constantly running around in their white socks, in the dirt and grass, creating very dirty socks!
I’ve been using the Original OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to get tough stains out of our clothes for years. It’s so easy- just add a scoop to your load and OxiClean boosts the cleaning ability in each wash. It really does a great job!
But what about the tough stains like grease, ketchup or chocolate? I have a trick for that too!
Just last week, it was my Hubby’s turn to pick up the kids from their Taekwondo class. When I pick them up, I have the kids remove their uniform and put it in their backpacks immediately. When Hubby picks them up, he lets them wear their uniform home and then feeds them messy stuff (in his car) like Taco Bell, chocolate and red drinks.
So yes, my son’s uniform last week? Covered in chocolate!
To treat a tough stain like this, I first scrape away any leftover stain and make a “paste” with a bit of warm water and the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. Apply the paste to the stain, giving it a good scrub with a brush and let the stained item sit for a while with the OxiClean paste. Then I wash the item in warm water.
The chocolate stain came right out and his uniform looked brand new! (For the toughest stains, you might need to let the OxiClean sit on the stain overnight.)
Another favorite OxiClean product is the OxiClean White Revive. I love white sheets, but after several washes, they can begin to look dingy. The White Revive Can totally brighten my sheets and keep them looking new without chlorine.
The best news is that OxiClean in not just for laundry! You can use the Versatile Stain Remover on carpet, upholstery, even hard surfaces like counters and grout!
Have you tried the OxiClean Stain Remover? What is your favorite tip for keeping your kids’ clothes looking new?
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I am hoping that you can not leave the oxi paste on the stained clothing too long.
Oxi has always been the best go to in the past, but soaking a shirt stained with cocktail sauce last night did not work. Today’s attempt is with the paste and fingers still crossed that this will do the trick….
I’m not sure what too long might be, but I have definitely left it on 24 hours and then repeated the process for the worst stains (on a white shirt.) good luck!
I have some tough stains on white clothes that could really use this treatment.
That's imressive! I always forget that I can use it on other things besides laundry.
I love white clothes, but have a hard time keeping stains out of them. I haven't tried the white revive yet, but we have always been a fan of OxiClean. Thanks for sharing!
looks that works great! I have a white board marker stain I need to try this on!
My mother in law has been recommending OxiClean to me for years!
I'm a big fan of OxiClean but I haven't seen the White Revive yet – my husband's tshirts will love that 🙂
I have not tried the white revive! I need to!
I use OxiClean all the time! With a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old who needs to feed herself, laundry gets pretty scary at my house! But I'm always amazed how OxiClean really gets out those nasty stains!
I love white clothes!!
OxiClean is a great product! I can't wait to try White Revive though…I haven't seen that yet!
I love OxiClean – it has saved my clothes sooo many times!! I need to try that White Revive next!