Wednesday, February 3, 2010

dirty little secret

"Out, damned spot! out, I say!"
- William Shakespeare (Quote from MacBeth, Act V, Scene I)

Confession...I stink at doing laundry.  It isn't that I can't sort/load/fold like a champion...creating order is my specialty.  My piles are razor straight and packed for duty.  However, like Lady MacBeth, it is those stubborn spots and stains I cannot conquer.  Literally after trying every well-marketed product, I just give up. Over time my kids' white shirts are a lovely grey with many marks of a well enjoyed meal or day in the yard.  My mother was a guru at this...mixing secret potions that would remove everything.  Immaculate whites and bright pastels.  So what's the secret?  Share your ideas...I'd love to know.

 

3 comments:

facebook friends said...

Solid stain sticks work well...and no more white shirts for the kids!

+JMJ+ said...

My favorite, no-fail remedy is to first rub Shout advanced scrub gel into a stain or color bleed. Then, and this is the kicker, rub Fels-Naptha soap over that. It's magic!

I read once that vinegar and/or lemon soaks work on dingy whites?? Google it.

Mixed Greens Village said...

Yes! I remember my mom had a bar of Fels-Naptha (think I probably had a taste of it once...LOL) that she used for laundry! Thanks for the idea.