Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday Tip

This tip comes courtesy of my friend Lynn J. I have to say, it really does work wonders!

If you have a stained garment that just refuses to come clean, put it in a pot of boiling water with Oxyclean. "Cook" for about 20 minutes, and the stain will be gone. Rinse in cool water, and wash as you normally would.

I tried this on a turtleneck of mine that had a grease stain on it. Nothing else I tried would get the stain out, and I had almost given up on it, even though it's my favorite turtleneck. Oxyclean in the washing machine did not have the same affect as it did when I boiled it on the stove.

For this experiment I used a generic version of the stain fighter, and it worked just as well. I would note, however, that this process might slightly fade colored garments. If you're getting desperate, though, desperate measures are called for!

3 comments:

Ellen said...

Hmm,... thanks. This is definitely something to try. Especially with children around the house,... ;) Thanks for the tip!

lynn said...

I'm such a freakin' celebrity!! heehee! Yes this does work! I have got a number of VERY hard stains out of clothes. It's great!

marlise said...

Thanks for the great tip! I'm constantly spilling things on myself, so I have a mental list of items I'll try. I would have been a little afraid to boil a couple of them, but since I won't wear them the way they are I don't really have anything to lose by trying. If it works as well as you say, I'll be thrilled.