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    Thumbs up Old remedy for removing those tough stains on cloths

    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.

    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia


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    great tip Im gonna have to try this on some of the stains that come through here
    Mdowdy

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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
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Default Re: Old remedy for removing those tough stains on cloths

    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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    Default Re: Old remedy for removing those tough stains on cloths

    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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    Default Re: Old remedy for removing those tough stains on cloths

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

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    Default Re: Old remedy for removing those tough stains on cloths

    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.
    JoAnn
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