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  1. Tiredmamaof5 - Life At The Bear Den
    April 20, 2009 @ 6:51 am

    Your tips are great on stains but I couldn’t help but to notice that you forgot one. My DH is always getting ink stains on his clothes from putting pens in his pocket at work. Ink stains are horrible to get out unless you treat them when they are fresh. However, most of the tiome when you notice an ink stain it is pretty well dried and too late to get all out. I have found a great tip on how to get ink out of clothes. Hair spray! Yes, that good old stuff we as women always have around. Now, mind you, it will take 2 or 3 or maybe 4 times at scrubbing and washing but at least you will be able to get it out. Just spray the stain with hairspray, a good amount, and let sit for awhile. Spray again, a good amount, and take an old toothbrush and start scrubbing in circles. Throw the garnment into the wash. repeat until stain is out.

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  2. Sherry
    April 20, 2009 @ 6:34 am

    Great tips!! I’ve also found that liquid dish soap put on a grease stain works wonders. :D

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  3. Home Ever After
    April 20, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    @Sherry: That’s a great tip! The grease-cutting properties in dish soap are spectacular.

    Barbi

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  4. Home Ever After
    April 20, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    @TiredMama: Hair spray is an awesome tip- I’ve heard that before but have never tried it! I also am excited to try the Coke laundry tip… who would have thought?!

    Barbi

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  5. mub
    April 20, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

    Okay, I know that this is going to sound -completely- counter intuitive, but I swear it works! For really stubborn oil or grease stains, spray on a little bit of WD-40, scrub it in with a brush and let it sit for a few minutes. Then a dab of dishsoap and some water to take the WD-40 out. I have had stains that wouldn’t BUDGE that had gone through the washer and dryer on multiple occasions and this is finally what got them out. I usually try dishsoap first, but if that doesn’t get it up then I use this trick =)

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  6. Home Ever After
    April 21, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    @mub: Wht a great tip! I’ve heard of many different uses for WD-40 that you’d never think would work. It’s a miracle substance!

    Barbi

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  7. Taylor at Household Management 101
    April 22, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    I like to get the stain treated as quickly as possible, and have created a small basket of laundry stain removal supplies that I can grab quickly from my laundry room to do just this.

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  8. Sue
    May 2, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    Removing blood…just pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain before laundering let sit then rinse and redo until it is gone. It will sizzle then rinse away. Nurses use this for white uniforms!

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