Laundry Tips~Works for Me

by adustyframe ~ September 16th, 2009

wfmwbannerkristenWhen I started selling on Ebay, I learned lots of laundry tips.

Here are a few I use often.

1. I wash on cold unless it’s sheets, underthings, and towels.

2. Add 1 Tbsp of Dawn dish detergent to the water and use 1/2 as much laundry detergent as you’d normally use. It really works and the Dawn helps get out stains.

3. 1/2 c.- 1 c. of white vinegar in the wash helps remove odors. I’ve even poured the vinegar onto a towel and popped it in the dryer if I forgot to put it in the wash and it works too.

4. For stain removal, I use powdered Oxy Clean. Make a paste with HOT water (very little water or you’ll use a ton of Oxy Clean). Spread the paste on the stain and let it sit until it gets hard. Throw the item into the wash with the crusty OxyClean and wash.

If your item isn’t colorfast, you will want to try this on a seam or hidden area 1st, but if it’s badly stained it’s probably already ruined right? So IF the Oxy Clean removes the color, oh well it was already ruined. Most times thought, I’ve had good success and the stain is gone.

If you don’t want to attempt the paste, put Oxy Clean in a big bowl or 5 qt bucket with HOT water. Add your stained item and let it soak in the hotwater and Oxy Clean.

The best stain remover I ever used is SA8 Prewash . I don’t buy it anymore just because of my budget, but I can’t remember one stain it didn’t get out. I used it for several years including the baby food/diaper years and it always got out everything.

5. Shout Color Catchers really do work. I don’t use them anymore just because I don’t want to spend the money.

6. If your laundry is really dirty or stained, you can rewind the button and have the washer wash it twice. It doesn’t refill with water, it just washes again. Of course you have to catch it before it drains.


4 Thoughts Shared to Laundry Tips~Works for Me

  1. lynn

    Thanks for the tips, especially the idea about stain removal with Oxy Clean. I’ve put that on my shopping list 🙂 I also love the Bible verse at the top of your blog; it’s one of my very favorites. Read that psalm just this morning, in fact 🙂

  2. Lisa

    Awesome tips on this much dreaded chore, lol. 🙂 Never heard of the Dawn detergent trick, thank you.

  3. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy

    Great tips. I love tip #3. I use vinegar in the rinse when I wash my son’s cloth diapers. I didn’t know you could use it in the dryer too!

  4. Jodi

    Hydrogen peroxide in the wash works well for stains and as a bleach alternative (brightens) too!

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