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- Dr. Laundry's
Undo a salad dressing oops You topped your salad—and your favorite white top—with dressing.Here’s how to reverse that mess: To pre-soak, rinse stain with clean water. Combine 3 tbsp Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of cool water. Submerge entire garment and soak for 5 minutes. Wash immediately using detergent and ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.
Make messy mud splashes disappear.Rain + white pants = a muddy formula for a fashion faux pas. Here’s how to remove a mud stain from your whites: Presoak in warm water with regular detergent for at least one hour. Then wash as usual with detergent and ½ cup clean-smelling Clorox® Scented Bleach. Repeat as needed until stain is gone.
Cut out cutting board germs.Make a mess of raw meat all over your cutting board? Here’s how to clean that up, chop chop: To sanitize plastic cutting boards, wash or rinse with liquid dishwashing detergent and water. Then soak in a solution using 2 teaspoons of Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water. Let stand 2 minutes, then air dry.
Dispelling Bleach Myths for Cloth Diapers
Q: When washing cloth diapers, I use a very small amount of bleach to sanitize along with hot water (I own a diaper service). As long as people do what I ask them to do with the diapers, I have no problem removing stains with my organic detergent a ...Read More
Keeping Dark Clothes Looking Good
Dr. Laundry is away on a special assignment - he asked that I post this response for him today.
CJ wrote in asking about getting lint on black capris and how to avoid it. Thought I would take this time to talk about caring for dark clothes, overall.
Dark clothes certainly ar ...Read More
Removing cake icing stains
How do I remove colored cake icing?
Frosting usually contains butter or shortening, or some mixture of the two; and so you do NOT want to rinse the stain first before treating it. Instead, start by gently scraping away as much stain as you can (plastic knives work well for ...Read More
- Brenda H.