Posts Tagged ‘stain’

Why Are There Bleach Stains on my Towels?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have been using my new front load washer for over a year now and now all of my towels are ruined. It doesn’t matter what color they are or were, they now all have large spots that look like I used chlorine bleach on them. Can you help? I have not…

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Dealing With Deodorant Stains

Dear Home Ec 101, I have a question about deodorant stains on nice clothing! I have a fuchsia pink bridesmaids dress and there is a thin line of white along the armpit seam. I need to get rid of that stain. I’m sure I could take it to a dry cleaners but do you have any…

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How To Get Ink Out Of A Tshirt

Dear Home Ec 101, HELP! My husband put a pen in his pocket today and I forgot to check the jeans before I washed them, then I dried them unknowingly, along with the destroyed pen. Somewhat luckily, the clothes were mostly the kids comfy stay home play clothes and jammies, but one of my fave…

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Retro Saturday: Crayons in the Dryer

Retro Saturdays give Ivy and I a chance to replay some of our favorite posts and spend some time with our families. Ivy says: So much I wanted to write about, but alas, I’ve been spending all night dealing with a crayon in the dryer disaster. Anyway, my loss is your gain, since I’m sure…

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Red Dye Stained My White Material- What To Do?

Dear Home-Ec 101, In thirty five years of doing laundry, I have never made a mistake. That’s right, I have found the perfect way of doing laundry through a very complicated method of washing clothing by color and weight. Except…well, today I did a load of tablecloths. One of them was red and another was…

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What To Do When Lip Balm Goes Through The Dryer

Dear Home-Ec 101, I washed and dried a load of darks with a tube of lip balm (Arbonne, if that makes a difference!), needless to say I have grease spots all over the clothes. How can I remove them? Signed, There’s a Ford Maverick! Ivy says: I can’t even begin to tell you how many…

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Crayons in the dryer: major disaster

Ivy says: So much I wanted to write about, but alas, I’ve been spending all night dealing with a crayon in the dryer disaster. Anyway, my loss is your gain, since I’m sure you’ll remember this and make sure to apply the lesson I learned: always check the pockets of every item that goes in…

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