Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Laundry BFF .....and a giveaway



Here’s the reality of my life and specifically of my laundry situation…I need all the help I can get.   I am not necessarily talking about putting the laundry in the washer machine and promptly moving it into the dryer, which of course would be super nice of you if you are offering, since there’s a few piles on the laundry room floor ready to go.  I am talking about help with getting my clothes clean.  And not from the occasional peanut butter and jelly sandwich smear, I am talking about from the Red Georgia Clay, and lots of it!
Unfortunately, red clay is inevitable and a fact of life if you live in Georgia, and it seems to intensify when you live in the country and have 3 active children and a husband who are forever outside…getting dirty.  Since there is no way I will stand in the way of my children appreciating the outdoors, I need to find help with getting the laundry clean.

Tide has always been my detergent of choice and now Tide Pods are my new laundry BFF.  I know that may sound silly, having a laundry BFF, but when you need as much help as I do, having a laundry BFF to support you is good.  I mean who wouldn’t want a BFF that cleans, fights those stains and brightens all in one.  Tide Pods does that. 

I especially like that I do not have to measure and pour the detergent in the washer anymore.  My BFF is easy, just toss a pod in the load and start. This is a picture of my BFF.

 Tide Pods strong and reliable stain removing power certainly helps with the stubborn clay stains and…the peanut butter and jelly smears.  Tide Pods is a detergent, stain remover and brightener in one. So even if some of those embedded clay stains do not come out, at least my children’s clothes will be brighter and clean!
If you are looking for a laundry BFF, I am willing to share information.......not do your laundry. You can click here for more information and how to purchase Tide Pods.
And if you leave me a comment below telling me any of your laundry tips, you will have a chance to win a $100 Visa card. That's it. Easy and clean...just like Tide Pods.

Good luck and have fun doing the laundry!
Grateful for~
Little girls who like to play in the dirt



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160 comments:

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

A college friend's mother was a chemist and she always did their laundry with the philosophy of for every action there's a reaction ... using an element to neutralize the stain. So that's my reason for serving both red and white wine at gatherings (I pretty much stick to red myself) ... if there's a red wine spill **immediately** pour white wine on it to neutralize, allow that to soak in, blot do not rub as much liquid out as possible, and if the item is washable use a solution of water and household ammonia for the final neutralize. Then launder one more time as normal. If white wine spills go straight to the blot, then water and ammonia, and then a regular wash.

Kelly said...

Tide pods are my favorite too. Unfortunately, I never seem to have a coupon for them though. I'm VERY particular about stains on clothes. I sometimes find a stain left behind after I've washed them, and then use Spray & Wash spray on the stain. I re-wash it and usually that does the trick. That is my tip of the day! LOL! Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway too!

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm using a computer in the apt business office as mine is "sick". Just wanted to stop in and say "hello" and see your decor. Love the lights!! The walkway/driveway is so beautiful. I much prefer the warmer, white lights so let me know your thoughts once the bill comes in. :) I have a small balcony but every bit counts.

Not a lot of laundry hints to share....I love using baking soda in the rinse cycle. Really helps with refreshing towels, sheets, etc. Of course, you can add it at the beginning too. :)

Have a wonderful weekend! We're in the midst of an "ice" warning ~

xo
Pat

Kelly said...

Oops! I meant Shout Advanced not Spray & Wash. Guess I didn't look at the label too well.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I soak my laundry in Biz for hard to get out stains. I have even gotten out old stains on vintage linens this way. xo Laura

Susan Clark said...

I have been a tide user for 30+ years! until I started making my own liquid detergent! Which I love, love, love! The savings is just ridiculous. I use the Duggar family liquid detergent recipe. But I do get the Tide pods for vacations and business trips. Very handy for extended stays in condos or hotels.

Lisa Brown said...

Laundry tip: bring out bright colors by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

my tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/408669706665476096
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Pink and Green Mom said...

I don't have any secrets...if my kids get stains on stuff I just put some detergent (liquid) on the spots for 10 minutes or so before washing...that usually does the trick!
Erika W.
kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

Pink and Green Mom said...

I shared the giveaway on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/seabattle2/status/408719014370619392

sarah said...

Oxi clean is my favorite friend!
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freebiequeen15 said...

My tip is to put it off as long as you can - I'm not sure most people would consider that a tip but it works for me haha!

Shanna Gilbert said...

Tie the drawstrings of sweatshirts and sweatpants together before you wash them so you don't have to try and get them back in the right place afterward.

Elena said...

my tip is to wash in cold water to make your clothes last longer

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/408758737076092928

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Mami2jcn said...

I wash clothes in the delicate cycle to keep them from shrinking.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/408786841668579328

AnnaZed said...

I always use Tide (never cheap brands, they just aren't worth it) and I use those wool dryer balls. They are fantastic; they make the drying take half the time and everything come out so nice.
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AnnaZed said...

I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/408838471428481024
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Courtney B said...

i only wash denim if its dirty because if you wash denim too much it will fade!

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Courtney B said...

tweeet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/408953495031525376

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Beth said...

Not a US resident, so therefore not eligible to win the prize, but here are 3 laundry tips...
1. Pre-treat a stain by wetting the spot and then rub with a Fels Naptha soap bar before laundering.
2. Red wine or berry stains will disappear if you pour BOILING water through the outstretched spot.
3. Pre-treat grease stains by wetting the spot and then rubbing Lestoil on it before laundering.

karenmed409 said...

Hoodie's I turn inside out to wash to keep the designs from fading in the dryer. To keep the stains from setting, I spray any stains as soon as the kids take their clothes off, Laundry day I sort the lights and the dark's and wash in cool water. I like the ideal of the pod's, no need to pre-measure and no spills to clean up.

Ashley said...

I soak my clothes in Oxi clean to really get out the tough stains.

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JC said...

My tip is to add lavender oil to linens rinse cycle for fresh scent.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/409913992828559361

jakiesmom said...

my only tip is if laundry has stains...currently have formula stains on clothes. I siak them overnight in the washer with detergent and run them through in the morning and they almost always come out stain free
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Amy said...

My laundry tips is use cold water..yup, on all colors, white, black, mixed colors, everything. That really save energies and make no difference on the result. Gotta love Tide Pod. ;)
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Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/410666391331540992

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tonya timm said...

My Granny always had the whitest whites.. She would soak them over night in a full wash with a cup of vinegar. In the morning she would add soap and finish the wash. No one can get whites as white as she did. Oh I have tried..

Gina Wildorchid said...

I use vinegar in the wash sometimes to neutralize odors.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/411678056802037760

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rachel said...

I use Martha Stewart's tips to make sure I tackle each stain correctly.

clc408 said...

Here's my tip: If you have ball point or marker ink stains, spray cheap hair spray on them before laundering. It comes right out!

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/412691179956760576

Erica Best said...

i used baking soda in my white clothes makes a big different

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/413022153269710848

Tina said...

I don't have tips. i wash my clothes with cold water
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/414250194289426433
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Allison Downes said...

My tip is to add a little bit of baking soda to help make your clothes brighter and whiter.

Thank you for having this great giveaway!

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Allison Downes said...

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/lolaviolets2010/status/414453442497634305

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susan1215 said...

I use a scoop of Oxy Clean in with my whites to make them whiter

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/414574216864731136

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Wanda McHenry said...

Put 1/4 cup of vinegar in your cold water to disinfect germs.

Wanda McHenry said...

https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/414651807130849280

Mindy said...

My laundry tip is to use vinegar as your fabric softener in the rinse cycle! Makes them soft and smell fresh.

ms-texas said...

my tip is to take special care to follow all laundry instructions on your garments

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/416058833845239808

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Heather Sebastian said...

Mine is add a very little amount of baking soda to your washing machine to brighten your clothes!
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Heather Sebastian said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/416085597971701760

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Julie said...

I pretreat my stains . I also wash in cold water. thanks for the giveaway aunteegem@yahoo.com

Kerry said...

I always use Tide with bleach since it is great at getting about everything out. I also hang the clothes on the line as much as I can.
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Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Pre-treat!

angie lilly said...

Always wash in cold water unless you are dealing with major dirties. All available detergents work just as well in cold as they do in hot water and you will save electricity/gas which equals money!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/416659365794312192
Angie
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MCantu1019 said...

Wash in cold water and dry outside.
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Karen Drake said...

I don't really have any laundry tips other than I do use Tide and have found it cleans better than other brands.

Tony said...

For my football jerseys, I turn them inside out when washing to help protect them from wearing. I then hang them dry.

suburban prep said...

I use a dye catcher cloth and I use cold water mainly. The dye catcher has aved many a dark color that go in with light colors and the reverse.

kellyr78 said...

I soak clothing with ketchup or sauce stains in a white distilled vinegar and water solution before running the laundry cycle.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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Kim Hardy said...

I saved a blanket I made after the cold color bled to the white! I used a color catcher!!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

Kia89 said...

My tip is to wash in cold water.
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slb3334 said...

Do laundry frequently so it doesn't pile up.

BowieTip said...

I save energy by air drying my clothes.

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Barbara Montag said...

I use home made soap to remove the worst stains - thank you.

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Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/417033756810412032

jtwark said...

mylaundry tip is to pre treat stains

JOSEPH GERSCH

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jtwark said...

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Michelle said...

To help simplify laundry, I wash everything in cold water. Also, if my kids are going to do anything super messy, I have them change clothes to avoid stains. Thanks for the chance to win!
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The Sunshyn said...

Washing in cold water both saves on utilities and works great.
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The Sunshyn said...

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sparkedcat said...

For really bad stains I pretreat them for a while and then chuck 'em in the washer.

jessica holybee said...

I pre soak stains in hot water and rub in tide before I wash !

Stephanie said...

tide with bleach alternative, stain fighters and softeners and dryer sheets - split clothes in proper loads - whites, colors, darks and read the labels for washing instructions!!
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Sue said...

I wash colors in cold and carry a Tide to go pen in my purse for pretreating stains when away from home always wash whites and towels in Hot and bleach also

Natalie said...

I wash towels separately otherwise fuzz gets all over my other clothes.

marcia goss said...

I wash in cold water, and use Spray and Wash to pretreat stains.

marcia goss said...

https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/417089816740630528

steve weber said...

laundry tip-- soak everything that's really stained.. also use a stain stick or pen.

ellie said...

Add baking soda to get out odors.

ellie said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/417098489361752064

Mya Murphy said...

I used bleach on whites to keep em looking their brightest! myamurphy@mail.com

Mendy Dinsmore said...

I put stain remover on stains as soon as I can.

Mya Murphy said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/mya98604/status/417101490008756224 myamurphy@mail.com

Stephanie Larison said...

I use dawn dish soap on grease stains. Hairspray on pen marks too.

Erica C. said...

Use the scented crystals...they really work.

Kerry said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/417107478384361472
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Charity/CC said...

I always use the warm/cold cycle to wash my clothes, and it's really saving me money on my energy bills.

Karrie Millheim said...
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Karrie Millheim said...

I use a pre treater on stains as soon as possible to keep stains from setting KMillheim609@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I use Tide and wash in cold water. Always pretreat stains before washing.

Jennifer said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/wenebara/status/417134392411049984

peg42 said...

We have two laundry bags, one for whites and one for colors to help make sorting easier. I also pretreat any stains.
Thanks so much
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Tamar said...

I add stain remover to items that I may not wash right away.
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HilLesha said...

I always avoid washing clothes in hot water. This helps me avoid shrinkage. I also don't put jeans in the dryer.

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tina reynolds said...

use cold water too wash and try and hang dry when possible

tina reynolds said...

https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/417144465648676864

bev said...

Dawn dish detergent is a great stain remover. Just rub some into the stain and the stain will almost always comes out after it is washed. It's especially good for grease stains. Thanks for this contest.

Lisa Pecora said...

I use a spot treatment before washing.

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sohamolina said...

Make home laundry soap.

smilekisses said...

I keep different baskets for all my laundry. It helps with laundry day--less separating.

Gianna said...

I do 3-5 loads daily so it doesn't overwhelm me once a week.

lgothard said...

I will pass on a tip I just found out about. My kids always throw clothing in the laundry wet. By the time I wash and dry them, they always have a weird smell (just like some of my towels), Now when I wash clothes I add vinegar in where the bleach goes, and the smell is gone
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lgothard said...

Tweeted about the giveaway @lgothard
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Roach Alexandra said...

I add borax to the washing machine!

Kimberley Meier said...

With 5 people in the house I do laundry everyday so it doesn't pile up!

Kimberley Meier
momof3chaos at gmail dot com

Kimberley Meier said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/417240416266641408

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Tracey said...

I use dishwashing liquid on stains before washing
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sweepmom said...

I use Lestoil to get out stains. It works especially well on grease stains.

barbara stenby said...

Peroxide on blood stains, white vinegar on sweat stains or ring around the collar

barbara stenby said...

https://twitter.com/wikichoco/status/417274884654637056

Victoria R. said...

Treat stains right away! That tip has saved many of our favorite outfits! Tide Pods make it easy to just toss it in the washer and take care of it! Love them!

Victoria R. said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/gildedaged/status/417286656543051776

Nicole said...

I always pre soak and use bleach
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Nicole said...

Tweet
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kathy pease said...

Whenever possible I like to Hang Clothes to Dry it saves a lot on the electric bill

kathy pease said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/417304115400552449

Francine said...

Add stain remover to clothes 5 mins before putting in wash

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Sheree said...

I like to let my clothes soak in the washing machine with the detergent and oxiclean before finishing the load.

momo said...

Always separate your whites from the colored clothes, wash & dry everything, and then hang them up right away so you don't have a bunch of wrinkled looking clothes.

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

My tip is to always treat a stain before it has time to set in! I wash my laundry with cold water.

Candie L said...

If a shirt has a logo or something that could be damaged from multiple washings, I will wash it inside out. Thank you

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/mypadawans/status/417319381669261312

Shauntea Crutcher said...

I was my clothes in cold water.

Karen said...

I am a huge believer in pre-treating and pre-soaking !!!

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Natalie Yeoman said...

I only was my clothes in cold water so I don't ruin them

Tabathia said...

I always use the soak setting for hard to get out stains before washing clothes

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Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/417352829464899586

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Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

i throw in a booster
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Thomas Murphy said...

I always pre-treat tough stains.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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Tracie Trump said...

Always pre-treat my stains and pre sort clothes as the get dirty, tracietrump40@gmail.com

Patrice said...

If your towels develop that sour smell, use baking soda or white vinegar (or both) in the rinse water.

Buddy Garrett said...

Only do full loads of laundry. It saves on utilities.

sarah said...

my tip is to pre-treat stains, and then throw in some oxiclean with the load.
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Erica Heft said...

I always wash on cold except for towels so my clothes stay brighter longer

Susan Smoaks said...

My best laundry tips are to do the laundry on the weekend. Also try not to let it pile up too much so it doesn't become overwhelming.
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Allie G said...

I try to keep up with laundry
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ebjwrites said...

My tip: Hang dry laundry. Clothes last longer and your electric bill will be smaller.

mickeyfan said...

When my son played baseball (in white pants, of course) I had a woman tell me that if you soak the clothes in a solution made with dishwasher detergent, the stains would come out. (and making a paste of it and rubbing it in was even better) Maybe this would help on red clay?

Heather De Luna said...

I can't say I'm the best washer, but I do a fair amount of pre-cleaning to ensure any problem spots in my clothes gets out for sure!

Susan said...

I use Tide Pods and Shout for my stains and it does a great job. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year :) corrysue@yahoo.com

slehan said...

I wash my clothes in cold water so they last longer and only wash them when they’re dirty.
Thanks for the contest.

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Minute said...

Throw a color catcher strip into the laundry and forget about separating whites and darks.

slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/417433745344303104

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Whitney said...

The tide pods are great for people who live in apartment complexes or other areas with a community laundry. It's so nice to bring a pod or two instead of a whole bottle of laundry detergent.

Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/417440366724268032

Terri Egelund said...

My husband does the wash and he is paraplegic. The Tide pods makes it easy for him to get the soap into the washer.

Susan C said...
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Susan C said...

I wait until I have a full load before I wash, and I love my HE washer - my water bill is much lower.

Linda said...

I wash in the cold cycle, I think it helps to keep colors bright.
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Kenny Fensom said...

I love tide pods, thanks for the chance!

Kenny Fensom said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/bittripfan/status/417454696819744768

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I pre-treat stains on my daughter's clothes!
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I always pretreat stains-makes washday much easier!

lisaray said...

Be sure to sort whites from colors.

coriwestphal said...

I use peroxide on pit stains!

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Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Use baking soda for grass stains

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