Laundry - the never ending "to do".
I have to say I'm not a big fan. And, honestly, I am not a very detailed laundry-doer. In fact...
I never sort my clothes.
I do laundry the following way. The kid's clothes make one load. Mine and Kory's clothes make up load two. Baby clothes are load three (because I still use Dreft for him). And towels and rags make up load four.
I guess that is a kind of sorting! :)
And then stains come along. Sometimes I use Zout, other times I opt for Prewash. And every once in awhile I use Shout. The better the piece of clothing, the more intentional I am at trying to remove the stain.
That brings me to my point (were you wondering if there was one). I want to know your best kept laundry and stain removing secrets. I know you have them because you all are so much better at this laundry thing than me.
And, you are in luck because I am going to share my big stain-fighting secret with you (although after reading about how I do laundry you may not put much stock in it, but I'm telling you it works!)
I discovered this little gem one Sunday morning when the boys were younger than they are now. The kids were ready for church. Kory and I were in process.
I went downstairs to check on everyone, after hearing a nerve-racking length of silence, and discovered that ball-point pens had been found and used on they boy's brand new church clothes.
Of course I reacted like the proper, church-going, Proverbs 31 woman that I am and
She directed me to call the Queen of Stains - Gail. Who shared the following tip with me that I am now going to share with you (you lucky internets you).
With a little elbow-grease, hairspray gets ball-point pen ink out of clothes.
All you need to do is spray the stained area with the hairspray of your choice. Dab the stain with a rag (do not rub, dab) and repeat. Initially the stain seems to get darker, but then it starts to fade.
I can't tell you how domestic and Proverbs 31 I feel with this kind of knowledge. And that is why I am asking for more!
What is your favorite laundry/stain-fighting secret?