Helpful Tips for the Laundry

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      Remove Mustard Stains from Clothing

      Apply a few drops of glyercine and rub it in with your
      fingers. Rinse the stain with water and launder as usual.
      Presto! Comes right out.

      Removing Oil Stains

      Oil stain may be removed by rubbing the area with a piece
      of lime dipped in salt.

      Restoring Suede

      To restore scuffed or pressed suede, brush over
      with light sand paper

      Mothball Substitute

      Take your leftover soap slivers and put them in a
      vented plastic bag or old nylon stocking. You place
      the bag or stocking with seasonal clothes before
      packing them away. Not only will the scent prevent
      them from moth harm but also they’ll smell great
      when you pull them out.

      Stuck Zipper

      Zipper stuck or hard to zip? Try rubbing the zipper tracks with a
      little bar soap or a wax candle. It will glide with ease.

      Washing Machine

      When doing laundry, don’t wrap towels or sheets around
      the agitator. If they get tangled, they won’t wash
      properly and will put stress on gears of the machine.
      Place them on one side of the tub instead. Spread them
      around with other articles so your tub won’t be off

      Washing Delicate Items

      Wash small delicate items of clothing by placing them
      in a big plastic jar or container of warm water, mild soapy water,
      gently shake. Rinse them the same way, in clear water.

      Tar on Clothing

      Place an absorbent piece of material on top of the stain. Apply
      eucalyptus oil, mineral spirits or turpentine a from below the
      stain with a cotton ball. Launder according to labels directions.

      Removing Blood Stains

      Keep in mind when dealing with blood stains, the sooner you
      treat them, the more likely they will be removed…These
      methods work on clothing or carpeting…
      If the stain is fresh, soak immediately in cold water. The stain
      will not set. Launder as usual…
      Run an ice cube on the blood stain if the item is too big to

      Then, blot with a clean cloth

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