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- Dr. Laundry's
Stamp out patio mildew.Your new place is in ship shape for guests, but don’t neglect the patio! Here’s how to clear the deck: Wash patio furniture, sidewalks and decks with Clorox® Outdoor Bleach. Then, remove mildew stains with a solution of ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach to 1 gallon water. Reapply as needed to keep the area wet for 5 minutes. Brush to remove moss and then rinse (don’t use on painted wood).
Bleach clean your baby items.Between “oohs” and “ahhs” over your new bundle of joy come plenty of “oh nos!” Good thing baby bottles, nipples, dishes and high chairs can be sanitized using Clorox® Regular-Bleach. Soak washed items for 2 minutes in a solution of 2 tsp of bleach per gallon of water. Pour solution through nipples. Drain dry.
Make an ink stain go poof.You put it in ink—literally. Here’s how to get ink and marker stains out of your favorite white shirt: Add ½ cup of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to a standard size washer following detergent. If dispenser is available, fill to the maximum level. Add laundry.
Removing Stubborn Stickers from Shirts
Q: How do I get a stubborn sticker off my shirt?
A: This question reminds me of the time I wore a nice rain jacket to a skating birthday party and the host slapped a sticker on it. When I pulled the sticker off, the finish on the jacket went with it! I would try soaki ...Read More
Washing Darks After Bleaching Whites
Q. Is it okay to do a dark load after I bleach my white load, or will there be bleach still in the machine that can damage the darks?
A. It should be OK to do the darks after you have completed the bleached white load. I'm curious why you are concerned—it’s as if something has happen ...Read More
Removing stains from slush and road salt
During the winter I walk through that messy mixture of slush, mud, salt and road sand that leaves your clothes covered with splash spots. I just cannot get the stains out of my beige and khaki pants, no matter what stain treating products I use or how much I bleach them. What is there tha ...Read More
- Brenda H.