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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.
Disinfect dirty toys with Clorox® Regular Bleach.Play nice with your little one’s toys by keeping them squeaky clean: Disinfect washable colorfast plastic toys with a solution of ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water. Soak for 5 minutes, rinse and air dry.
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.
Coffee Stains on Sweatsuit While Traveling: Your Questions
Q: Recently my husband and I were on our trip-of-a-lifetime to Alaska. While on the bus to the McKinley Express Station the gentleman behind me spilled the dregs of his coffee on my brand new sweatsuit purchased specifically for the 8 hour train ri ...Read More
Disinfecting Water Fountains
Q. I would like to keep the germ content down on desk top fountains. How much Clorox would you recommend I add to a gallon of water which would be used to fill the fountains?
A. For the situation that you described, I would try the following:
- You need to make sure th ...Read More
Removing Orange Residue
Q. I would like to ask if you may know why blotches of orange are showing up on our clothes. I use bleach on my whites only, but I'm getting orange on all our clothes, beached or not bleached. Any ideas why? Could it be the water or the old washing machine?
A. Sorry about the blotches. ...Read More
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