Stain Removal Products

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Stain Removal Woes

I am having a huge problem trying to get stains out of my kids clothing. For a few years I have sworn by the Dawn dish soap and Oxyclean paste on a stain and that worked wonders! Now it seems that it doesn't work at all! I use Melaluca laundry soap and I tried using their stain removal product but I am so disappointed with it I am going to send it back! I have also tried Sol-u-Mel with the same results. Does anyone have a tried and true remedy that gets out dirt, spaghetti sauce, berry stains and all those other hard to dissolve stains...


Pet Stain Removal

Hello everyone! Does anyone know of a product or home remedy for pet urine...

Baking Soda

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The Wonders of Baking Soda!

I am amazed at how well Baking Soda cleans! A couple weeks ago I tried a paste of water and baking soda in my oven and let it set for a couple hours. When I came back I used a little elbow grease and it was shiny and clean without all those nasty fumes. I just now tried it on my glass top stove (I researched to make sure it wasn't going to damage it first). This time I read to use a paste of baking soda and lemon juice. It worked far better than the nasty smelling cleaner that I purchased specially to clean glass stovetops and my stove...


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No Bleach? How Do You Do It?

A few expressed horror at bleach in the recent ceiling mold question. So my question is, how do you live without bleach? I need it for the laundry, on occasion, especially to wash my cleaning rags, and I spray bleach cleaner in the sink probably three times a week because the sink gets stained. Also use it in the toilet. So if you don't use bleach, how do you take care of sink stains? I have never discovered another product that removes them.


Clorox for Toys

I remember reading a previous request about how best to clean toys. I couldn...


Cleaning with Bleach

I'm curious to know if there is an alternative to cleaning kids toys without...

Club Soda

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Alternatives to Soda? (For Me)

I have always been a regular coke drinker. I have tried diet and the 0 drinks, but I always go back to regular. It did not used to be a problem, but after my second child I have gained about 15 lbs. I eat pretty good and try to exercise 4-5 times a week, so I have decided I have to try to get off the soda. I tried 5 hour energy, but can barely choke it down. And Green tea is the same. By the middle of the afternoon I am so tired. I work full time and am a full time mom, so I want to have the energy to play with my kids and also feel good. I...


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How Long on Dreft???

When do I stop washing my daughter's clothes with Dreft? She is about to turn two and has never showed any allergic reaction to regular detergent. When have you all stop?

Lemon Juice

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OxiClean And a Front Load Washer

I use to use OxiClean with every single load of cloths, but since we purchased a front load waher I'm not quite sure how to use it. Do I just put it in with the clothing stil or do I add it to the power detergent place? Do all you Mama's think that OxiClean actually does any good for each load of clothing? Thanks


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Help with Stain Removal

My 7 month old is a very messy eater, as most others I'm sure. At daycare he seems to get distracted and gets food all over his clothes. They do not attempt to soak them or anything. I have noticed that I can not get the orange colored stains out with shout or oxyclean. It is mostly the carrots and sweat potatos. Does anyone have any suggestions. The stains are dry by the time I get to the laundry and I have tried dreft stain removal, shout & oxyclean. Any suggestions would be great.


Stain Removal Woes

I am having a huge problem trying to get stains out of my kids clothing. ...


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Cleaning with Vinegar

Do you clean with Vinegar and water? How much do you use, what's the mixture? What things can you clean with vinegar? Painted cabinets? Wood floors? Any good tips?


Dawn & Vinegar

Any favorites? I'm trying 1 cup dawn , 2 cups vinegar , lil baking soda &...


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Laundry and Stain Removal

Has anyone had success removing chocolate ice cream from clothing? My good ole Zout can't handle it and I'd hate to think the clothes are ruined!