“I was a firm lover of (dryer sheets) until I found that I could take aluminum foil, ball it up, and toss it in the dryer with the wet laundry. It removes static and never has to be changed. I’ve been using the same aluminum foil ball for over 6 months.”
All I can say is WOW!
Here are a few others from the Spring Cleaning: Green Laundry Products post:
“Soaking sweat or blood stains overnight in diluted hydrogen peroxide works wonders for getting out stains – I’ve even saved old pit-stained t-shirts this way.”
“Plain old white vinegar is FANTASTIC for getting out armpit odors and stains. Just soak the pit areas in straight vinegar for maybe a couple of hours and wash. Green AND cheap! :)”
“The Laundress stain solution is the BEST. It even got out pen when my daughter drew all over my white couches. I haven’t had a stain yet that it hasn’t gotten out–I love their products and they smell SOOOO good!”
So personally, I am the devil, at least where laundry is concerned….I’m not totally (or even a little bit) Green. I’m all for using what will get the stains out, and of course preferably not killing the planet while I’m doing it.
This is my regular laundry line up…
I like that I can use it for the whole family, baby included, it’s HE and has no scent or dye. I also like that it does not build up in the laundry cup like the HE Costco/Kirkland brand does.
I have tried OxiClean, as well as the Liquid version of the Clorox 2 Stain Booster. Both have given me OK results. But this option has by far given me the best results. Its a little pellet that you throw in the machine with your load (not in the dispenser). Super easy to use and it works a good 90% of the time for me with my normal loads of regular every day kid life – dirt, grime, baby formula, blow out diapers on clothes, fruit Popsicles, pizza sauce, etc. Is it perfect? No. But it does a heck of a good job, especially when I’ve run short on time and not pre-treated…..
Again, I’ve tried the OxiClean spray, but Shout has always done my family right and almost always beats the pants off of OxiClean.
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The isn’t all that much that can slip by this little bar of stain fighting power. I’m so loyal to it that it’s listed in the Home Favorites Gallery. Click on the Bar of Soap image above to see my Favorites Gallery thoughts on it.
What can I say, I like our clothes soft…and this does the trick!
That’s it for my line up, but there are 2 other tricks I would like to try that 2 My Favorite Everything readers shared in their comments:
“Dawn (dish detergent) liquid soap… pour some on a grease stain, let it sit for a long while, wash it as normal… AWESOME!!!” Andrea Marshall aka Haolegirl
“Downy Wrinkle Releaser !!!
From their website:
Just spray, tug, and smooth any time you need to quickly reduce unsightly wrinkles. No iron needed. The spray smooths out wrinkles in seconds, giving clothes a light, airy fresh feeling.
Relaxes fibers to smooths out wrinkles in seconds, freshens with light, subtle scent and
also works on dry-clean-only fabrics.
I find the larger bottles at Target. If their inventory is low it is from me hoarding the magic in a bottle. LOVE THE STUFF” Kathleen Enge, Sugar and Spice
Thanks Ladies for the tips! And thank you all that have been commenting and sharing ideas! It’s always great to hear others ideas and favorites…I highly encourage you all to skim through the comments people are leaving with their own tips and tricks. You never know what you might find that could help your own situation! Thank you to everyone!! Be sure to check back on Friday for my Bosch Laundry Expert tips!!