Monday, April 6, 2009

more about laundry

Tag-teaming off V's post below:

We also gave up on sorting the baby laundry - forget it! I use Shout Advanced Gel for our stain remover, but the best discovery I've made yet (thank you, Internet) is that the miracle stain remover for baby poop is...drumroll, please...sunlight!

Just wash your items as usual, but instead of putting them in the dryer lay them out in the sun for a couple of hours. Stains are completely erased. I've tried it on whites and colors and it works equally well. It also works on set-in stains, so don't despair if you've already washed and dried an item and it's still stained. I haven't tried this on stains other than baby poop, but have read some pretty impressive testimonials online. It works so well for us that we're thinking about hanging a clothesline in the back yard.

The downside to this option is that you can't use it if the weather is bad, but if you have a bad stain and would have to ditch the garment otherwise, it's worth hanging on to it and waiting for a clear day.

1 comment:

V & P said...

I can't wait to try it.