How to Remove Dried Set In Blood Stains from Clothes

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If you forget to care for a blood stain right away, have no fear! Here's how to remove set-in blood stains from clothes and other fabrics! This past year we had a lot of rain and with that rain came lots of mosquitoes. My kids love playing outside and quickly amassed multiple mosquito bug bites, which they went on to itch, and itch, and itch, despite mom and dad repeatedly telling them NOT to itch! From the itching and scratching, they developed scabs, which they then loved to pick! This meant they were bleeding all over our house, on their clothes, on their bed sheets, and more. I wasn't able to treat every blood stain on ...

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How to Remove Gum from a T-Shirt with Goo Gone

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If you've had a recent misfortune with gum and your clothes, here's how to remove gum from a shirt. My husband hates chewing gum because people are irresponsible with it, sticking it or spitting it wherever they please, leaving unsuspecting, innocent people to come across something that was masticated in someone else's mouth, for who knows how long, with who knows what kind of germs or bacteria attached to it. It gets stuck on the bottom of your shoes far too often, and sometimes stuck other places too, like on your clothes. Our son Michael got it stuck on the back of his shirt and on his car seat then because we didn't know ...

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The Easiest Way to Quickly Remove Lip Gloss Stains from Fabric

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Finding yourself with an ugly lip gloss or lipstick stain? Here's how to remove lip gloss stains from fabric. I don't know how it happened, but happen it did. All I know is that one day I went into my twin daughters' bedroom and lying there was an uncapped Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer tube and a baby doll bum covered in its hue.My young children think because it looks like chapstick, it must be okay for them to use liberally, including my three-year-old son. I am not sure if they applied it on their own lips and then wiped the overabundance onto the nearest fabric, or if they colored with the lip gloss directly onto the fabric ...

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TESTED: How to Actually Remove Yellow Sweat Pit Stains

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Yellow armpit stains on clothes are the pits! Here's how to remove yellow sweat stains from white shirts. I have a confession.  I’m one of those people that wear white shirts with and under everything, and I’m a girl who sweats.  There’s nothing like the perfect, comfy white T, am I right?  Confession number two…I’m also one of those people who develop really gross, yellow pit stains on all of my white shirts, and when they get bad enough, I throw them away!!!  Or at least, I have in the past.  What made me stop and research an alternative was going through my closet, pulling out my absolute favorite, most comfortable white ...

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DIY Solution to Remove Odor from Clothes that Smell Funky

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The MOST amazing way to remove odor from clothes, especially when clothes smell after washing! This DIY De-FUNK-ifier solution works great for laundry smells!

If you ever experience clothes that smell after washing and drying and want to know how to remove odor from these clothes, this DIY solution will get rid of the funky laundry smells once and for all. The Funk.  The whole Funk.  And nothing but the Funk. We recently moved into an apartment while our new house is being built.  And the water here smells, for lack of a better word, Funky.  It isn’t a problem in the kitchen because we filter it for drinking and cooking.  And you don’t really notice it in the bathroom.  But our laundry smells Funky, a sort of musty mildew smell.  To make it worse, I have this laundry-forgetting ...

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4 Easy Ways to Remove Baby Poop Stains

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So have had this happen! Great baby stain remover tips for poop stains in clothes.

You would think by baby number four I would be a diapering pro and know exactly how to prevent diaper blowouts and remove a poop stain. But, my fourth baby wanted to make sure I (finally) figured out the best method how to remove poop stains from baby clothes, so she frequently does things like this:I know that the best way to treat any stain is to treat them right away, run them under water, scrub them, pre-treat them with the proper baby stain remover solution, start them soaking, yadda yadda.  But, despite my desire to keep my kids' clothes free from stains, sometimes life happens. Sometimes the baby oozes poop all over ...

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Laundry Cheat Sheets – 3 Free Printables for Your Laundry Room

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Love this laundry quote from President Thomas S. Monson! Helps me keep things in perspective. FREE Printable!

Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat. It's kinda the story of our lives as laundry is one of those thing we have to keep doing until we die. But, not all clothes are made the same, and neither are the stains they accumulate. I did a little work and found out how to remove some common stains, what those symbols on clothes actually mean, and found a quote I absolutely love to help keep it all in perspective. And I'm sharing them with you as a freebie for signing up for my mailing list. If you want to save money on printing them, be sure to check out this post on the HP Instant Ink program! Printable #1 - Ever wonder what ...

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16 Smart Things To Do Before Vacation So You Won’t Dread Coming Back

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My mother couldn't leave the house without making sure that all the lights were off, the stove wasn't on, a load of laundry was put in the dryer and the washing machine, and the dog had been let out. It's a big reason why she was late to everything. She had to get the house in order before she left.When an extended trip away from home approached, she was extra attentive that every little detail was seen to before she left home. And she insisted that she not come home a mess. As a child I didn't really get it. As an adult I realize she's absolutely right. No one wants to come home from a nice vacation (or time with family in ...

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Tips for Doing Laundry Quicker, Smarter, and Cheaper!

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Tips for Doing Laundry Better: Awesome list of posts full of ideas and laundry tips for better managing laundry systems, plus save money!

Not too long ago I shared my tips for speeding up laundry days, and how in our home we really only do laundry about three days a week, choosing to segment the laundry process over three days. But I know that my system is not going to work for everyone! Some people need to go to the laundromat, or only have a clothes line for drying items. Others work full-time and don't really have a full day to devote to changing out loads of laundry. Some need to wash their clothes sooner than just once a week because they don't have as many clothing items or only have a few specific work clothes. Others have older children who can help ...

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After Dinner Clean Up: 7 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

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Great tips on some important cleanup to do before bed so you don't feel quite so overwhelmed in the morning!

Whether you're planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for family and friends one thing is certain: when all the guests have gone you'll be left with a bit of a mess! While it's very tempting to just close the kitchen door and go to bed, it's really not nice to come back to that mess in the morning. Here's seven thing you can do at the end of the party so that you wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen the next day. After Dinner Clean Up: 7 Things to Do Before Bed 1. Store your leftovers. Put snacks and nibbles back into their packets and boxes, and store any leftovers in plastic containers in the fridge. This is one ...

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How to do Laundry for a Large Family in Only 3 Days

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Only do laundry for three days? Sounds like an awesome laundry system! I hate having piles of laundry everywhere, and always doing laundry.

We are a large family of six, and it can be a daunting task to know how to do laundry for so many bodies. My husband likes to change his pants (at least) after work for some "chillin' shorts." And my daughters like to play dress up, and my three year old likes to "accidentally" get himself soaking wet at the sink, and my baby's poop doesn't like to stay confined to a diaper. Add those to clothing changes because of swimming, ballet class, or colder/warmer weather, along with the sheets, blankets, and towels, and the laundry piles up quite literally day after day. But, I figured out a laundry system for doing laundry that is ...

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How to Easily Remove Old Pee Stain and Smell from a Mattress

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How to Remove Pee Stains from your mattress, and remove the smell!

There are many joys of parenting. One of those joys is not having to remove pee stains from a mattress, a mattress that had a waterproof mattress protector on it. One of my daughters, unfortunately, has an issue with wetting the bed at night. While she's been potty trained for over a year, and doesn't wet her bed every night, it's still regularly happening. Unfortunately this has led to urine stains on her mattress. Multiple urine stains that smell. The waterproof mattress protectors we placed under our daughter's sheets, failed. I think the heat from the dryer or their less than top-of-the-line materials, left them anything ...

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