Posts Tagged ‘Spills and Stains’

Removing Peanut Butter from Nubby Upholstery/Fabric

Dear Home-Ec101, My husband dripped peanut butter on our nubby weave couch and rubbed it in when he tried to clean it off. Can you tell me and your readers how to get messes like this out without further ruining the upholstery? Signed, Excuse the Mess, We Just Live Here I dream of the day when…

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Let’s Talk About Sweaty Sheets (Again)

Hello, I’m so lost…. I’m trying to get some sweat stains out of my cream-coloured sheets, as well as my white mattress pad, and the closest I have to remove these stains is powdered Borax and/or pre-treat Resolve Spray ‘n Wash. I was really curious if it is safe to use both Borax and Resolve…

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Why Do My Black T-Shirts Get Red Patches

Dear Home-Ec 101, Why do my black shirts come out of the laundry with red/reddish patches? Signed, Spotty in Spartanburg Heather says: Laundry mysteries are always fun. Not too long ago we had an issue where one of my children’s s t-shirts were always ripping under one of the arms. We checked the inside of…

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What Are These Spots On My Khaki Shorts?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have been puzzled by this mysterious pink / red stains on my khaki shorts for years. Whenever I get new khaki shorts, it will get these red / pink stains on them whenever I wash them. I don’t use bleach or fabric softener. I only use powdered detergent, cold/warm water and…

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Laundry and the Great Diaper Blowout

Dear Home-Ec 101, I’m a brand new mom and I need to know if it is okay to wash clothes that have suffered through a diaper leak with the rest of the baby clothes. How do I make sure that poop (sorry!) doesn’t get all over the washer and the rest of our stuff without…

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