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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Like Magic: Budgeting Tip #6

I learned something recently that I just have to pass on as a helpful household hint and possible budget saver.

Have you ever gotten one little grease spot on a shirt (or several on your child's clothes) and been unable to remove it (from, say, dropping a piece of buttered toast on yourself)? I have, way too many times, and it's always semi-tragic because it's a new shirt or a shirt I love, yet the spot is too obvious to continue wearing the shirt as I would like. The same thing happened to my husband's nice pants the other day as well, but I didn't "panic" about it this time because...

A couple weeks ago I did some research online about possible fixes for this situation--since I wasn't willing to just get rid of every item of clothing that has food grease spots--and I found something that really works. Some of you may already know this and use it regularly, but for me it has been like magic. All you need to do is use some Dawn liquid dish detergent, or another kind of liquid dish detergent that has enzymes in it; enzymes are the key. Squirt a small amount on each spot and rub it in, then let sit for a few minutes and wash like you normally would. The amazing thing is that this even works on old stains that have already been washed and dried. It's probably not a foolproof method, but so far for me it has done wonders.

1 comment:

Mommy Bee said...

I've been doing this for a few years now (I swear I've mentioned it on my blog before!) It is also wonderful for the oven hood :)

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