Monday, April 23, 2012

Out Damn Spot!

Boy (noun): Noise with dirt on it.

I can't think of a more accurate description for my son. My little J is a rough and tumble
B-O-Y. He's loud, rambunctious,and always, and I mean always, dirty. Whether mud, food or some other unidentifiable substance, his hands, face and clothing are usually marred within minutes of waking. And though hands and faces are easily washed, J's wardrobe suffers from the constant onslaught of muck and mire.

Shirt in question, before treating and washing
There is always something that needs pre-treating before I wash it. When I greened up my laundry routine, I never gave a second thought to my beloved Shout stick. But when I went to attack the newest mystery stain on J's favorite polo, I discovered I was out of Shout and decided to mix up a batch of homemade stain remover I'd been wanting to try. In a clean spray bottle,  I mixed:

1/4 cup liquid dish detergent ( I used 7th Generation)
1/4 cup glycerin

1 1/2 cups water

I sprayed the mixture generously on each spot and let it sit for just a couple of minutes before I threw it in the washer. The verdict?
Love that cheesy half smile :)
IT"S CLEAN!! Not a trace.  I think there was ketchup, chocolate and mud this time around and the spots weren't exactly "fresh" either. This mix is a great, chemical free alternative to conventional stain removers and is much, much cheaper. I had all the ingredients on hand so for me, it was free! That's much better than the $4 I paid for each Shout stick.

Mom: 1
Dirt: 0



1 comment:

  1. Love his smile! Looking forward to seeing you soon!