I learned this one from my sister (who was a kindergarten teacher). If a clothing stain has an oiliness to it (examples: tomatoes, oil based salad dressing), gently rub some Murphy's oil over the stain, then launder as usual. Do NOT put this article in the dryer...let it air dry. That way, if the stain needs another round of Murphy's oil (it rarely does by the way!), the dryers' heat won't have heat-set the stain. This product has saved many an article of clothing at my house over the years!
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I took a shirt out of the washer and noticed a stain that I had forgotten to spray with stain remover. Since I keep my laundry basket in my closet I decided to keep my bottle of stain remover in the closet and spray my clothes when I put them in the laundry. This may be a nobrainer for some but it was a light bulb moment for me. 246
My daughter has a pair of white pants that had some mysterious stains on them and nothing she tried including bleach would remove the stains. Then I remembered that I had some Zep mold & mildrew stain remover In the house. I sprayed some on the stains and like magic the stains disappeared.
Dawn dish washing liquid is the best grease and stain remover for washable clothing. I put the liquid on every stain on my clothing and rub in with top of bottle. Then, I place the hamper to wash later. Treating old grease stains works for me too.
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