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Get Rid of Summer Stains

With summer well underway, I am sure that everyone is going to have their share of stains on clothes, especially if you have kids. I have a few stain removing recipes that have ingredients that you have right in your kitchen. Add these to your picnic basket too and you are on your way to a stain free wash!
Grass Stains
Pre-treat the stain with a little vinegar and water mixture or rubbing alcohol and water. You can carry this in a small size spray bottle and basically are ready for almost all stains.
Blood Stains
If you have an article that needs to be dry cleaned, DO NOT pre-treat, just get it to the dry cleaners as soon as possible. For all other stains, mix a little hydrogen peroxide with water and using a paper towel or cotton rag, blot the blood stain, absorbing as much of the blood as possible. Then, add a small amount of dish soap (Dawn works the best) to the alcohol and water and blot again. This will take a good deal if not all of the blood out of the fabric and it is ready to wash when you get home.

Chocolate Stains
Don't dab the stain with cold water, use HOT. Then poor a small amount of 'milk' on the stain and dab the stain going from the outside of the stain to the inside. As a secondary tip, I usually then spray with my little bottle of  hydrogen peroxide and water to clean up the rest of the residue and then simply wash in the machine later.
I usually have three small bottles one mixed with hydrogen peroxide and water, one with vinegar and water and one with hydrogen peroxide and water. You can use a permanent marker to write on the bottles what each one is good for. Add these to your first aid kit and you are ready for anything at any time (I keep a first aid kit in the truck of my car) you never know when this can come in handy.
Jan Hayner offers tips and hints on organizing and cleaning to help to save you time and money. Get more of her tips at http:// www.organizingandcleaning.com .

posted on: 6/5/2009 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
category: Homes

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Take The Stress Out Of Housecleaning

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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!

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    A tent, a firepit and sitting in the woods is a campers dream. We spend a lot of time camping in Northern Wisconsin and I have tons of camping recipes to share.

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    Now really, isn't he the kind of doctor you want on your side? He always has a reason for his actions, he looks until he finds the cure and he has flaws just like the rest of us.
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