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11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips

August 27, 2013

11 Laundry Stain Removal TipsToday’s Tuesday Tip is 11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips.  With back to school upon us all, stains are bound to come our way. I’ve gathered these from a few random places.  My washing machine has stain removal tips … so I just took those and shared.  Some of the other tips are found at One Good Thing by Jillee.

I’m also including a FREE printable at the bottom of the post to put in your laundry room, so you don’t have to remember these, or search and search for them! Then they can just hang up nicely in your laundry room.


1. Blood – Soak in cold water for 30 minutes with laundry detergent.  Pre-treat any remaining stain (I have a great one below and here).  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.

2. Tomato – Sponge immediately or pre-treat with stain remover (again, great one found below and here).  Rinse it out, then rub detergent into any remaining stain.  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.

3. Deodorants – Pre-treat with concentrated detergent.  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.  Treat freshly discolored stains with ammonia and old stains with vinegar. Rinse, and rewash.  GREAT stain remover below for yellow stain under arms! 

4. Grease/Oil – Rub detergent on the stain.  Was in hottest water safe for the fabric.  If the stain is still there, sponge with alcohol.  Rinse well, and rewash.

5. Grass – Use enzyme presoak (Oxi-clean type — homemade recipe below).  Was with detergent and bleach safe for fabric.  If stain remains sponge with alcohol.  Rinse really well and rewash.

6. Chocolate/cocoa – Soak in cold water and pretreat remaining stain.  Was with hottest water safe for the fabric.

7. Basic Stain Remover
2/3 cup Dawn dishwashing detergent
2/3 cup ammonia
6T baking soda
2 cups warm water

Mix and put in spray bottle.

8. Yellow Underarm Stain Remover:
2 parts hydrogen peroxide
1 part Dawn dish washing detergent

Mix together in spray bottle.
Spray onto stain until quite saturated.
Use Baking Soda and shake over stain and scrub in with a brush.
Let set for an hour or so.
Wash as you regularly would.

9. Homemade Oxy-Clean – Do Not Pre-Mix
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

10.  Forgot about the laundry in your washer?  Easy fix, add ammonia and a small amount of detergent to your load and rewash.

11. Homemade Laundry Detergent – 
Gallon jug
3T washing soda
3 T borax
4 cups really hot water
2T Dawn dish washing detergent

Combine washing soda and borax in gallon jug.
Add HOT water to jug, mix to dissolve.
Add water to fill, except leave room for detergent.
Add Dawn dish soap and mix well.
Mix around a bit before use.
Use ½ to 1 cup per large wash load

Just click on the colors you’d like to print your free 11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips

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Easy Homemade Stain Remover

May 7, 2013

Tuesday Tip is finally here today!  It’s been a crazy busy morning making party invitations, cutting vinyl for an upcoming post, cutting watermelon for the hungry kids (those are giant … and take a lot of time to cut, just sayin’), picking up breakfast messes, and making sure kids got sent off to school.  Not to mention the random stuff that always comes up when I sit to do anything.  Lol.

Anyways!  Oh the the tip of the day.  Alright, when I had my first baby (almost 8 years ago … crazy), my mother-in-law gave me a little recipe for a great homemade stain remover.  I’ve passed this on to friends and it’s worked great for them as well.  🙂  I use this for pretty much anything.  Everyone once in a while I do have to use it before washing, wash, then apply again and wash.  Sometimes I let it soak for a while depending on the stain and how long it’s been working on staying in the clothes.

What you’ll need:
Liquid Dish Soap
Bottle of some sort (I used that little bottle that they give you in the hospital after you have a baby, lol, and since I have 6 kids, I had a lot of them … I think a spray bottle would work find too)

What you do with what you need:
Combine 1 part of each ingredient into the bottle.
For instance, my bottle is in ounces.  I do 2.5 oz of each part and get 7.5 oz.  Easy.  🙂

For use:
Just spray it directly on the stain and scrub the fabric together.  Try to remove or lessen the stain with the scrubbing.  You can add a little water and scrub again, or soak if needed.  After scrubbing, add to your laundry load.  Make sure to check on it after the wash cycle is done.  I usually don’t have a problem with it coming out after one wash. Every once in a while I’ll repeat.  Spray, scrub, wash and then it’s usually out.  🙂

Best uses:
Blood (like when you find out your kid had a blood nose in the middle of the night)
Clothes that have had a diaper blow out on them.  🙂  Gotta love it.
Spit up from those cute little babes
Other random stains … 🙂  Try it and see what you can get out.