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My kids come home with green grass stains on the knees of their pants. At other times I'd find ink marks down the front of one of their shirts. How about the day my husband left a ball point pen in a pocket. It went throught the wash and then went into the dryer. Talk about a mess on a lot of

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    My kids come home with green grass stains on the knees of their pants. At other times I'd find ink marks down the front of one of their shirts.
    How about the day my husband left a ball point pen in a pocket. It went throught the wash and then went into the dryer. Talk about a mess on a lot of things. He was also good about getting grease and oil on his "good" clothes.

    Well do you remember seeing TV shows where the "DIRTY" cowboys had their filthy clothes boiled in a big pot hung over a fire in the courtyard? Well it works - my mom showed me Hot water and Biz to the rescue. You know that box of powdered laundry. I don't put it in the washer. I put a HUGE pot of water (even a metal bucket would probabley work) on the stove and begin heating the water. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of Biz laundry addative to the water. Stir the mixture to disolve the Biz.

    Bring this "brew" to a boil and add your stained clothes. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. Next, turn off the heat. Let the pot of clothes sit until cool and then wash as usual.

    CAUTION!! You are dealing with hot boiling water. USE CARE especially if you have children in the house. Do not remove HOT clothes from the pot. Just be patient and let the pot cool down. A SEVERE BURN is not worth some clean clothes.

    This will work on a lot of your everyday stains....I have used it on grass, ink, grease and more.

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    great tip Im gonna have to try this on some of the stains that come through here
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    Sounds like something to do, thanks a lot.

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    Your welcome...if you have any additional pointers ...let me know
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    I''m going to have to give this one a try. (Did cowboys have Biz?)
    I am SO looking forward to "empty-nest syndrome"!

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    I would like to share the cleaner I found that works great... Its a house hold cleaner called Grease Lighting. You can find it at walmart. We have used it on all of our boys clothes. We live where there is alot of red clay mud and this is the only stuff that I have found that gets that mess out.

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    Greased Lightning is wonderful. Cleans everything I have tried it on.

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    I would like to share the cleaner I found that works great... Its a house hold cleaner called Grease Lighting.
    I'm a firm believer in this product also. I usually get it at the Dollar Store, didn't know they sold it at Walmart. I'll have to compare prices on this one.
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    For our tough stains, I fill a bucket with water, add a scoop of OxyClean and toss the garment in there. Now, here's the trick - - let it set like that for a couple days. I've left stuff up to a week at a time. Doesn't hurt it a bit and the stain always comes out.

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    here is one i use

    1 gal hot water
    1/2 cup colorax 2
    1/4 cascade

    soak 8 hours or over night and wash in this mixture (no added soap) dry as normal.

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    Hello,

    just one question. with what types of fabric it works with I'm thinking about jeans and sturdy fabrics like those, because most of my colthes have a symbol not to wash above 30 (celcius) I don't know howm much is that in Fahrneit, but I'm sur4e if I use that tip with my t-shirts they'll shrink...

    Thanks in advance.

    Pat in Portugal

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    this is great tip

    now I can go and get rid of all the stain

 

 

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