It’s a parenting fact, kids = stains. There’s no way around it, you just have to accept the inevitable and arm yourself with the tools to fight the battle. Shout® Trigger is one of my go-to weapons of choice against the battle of stains.
We have a house rule, if your clothes have a stain on them, they go in the laundry room sink (not the hamper). That way mom knows to pre-treat stains. (Otherwise, clothes go through the wash and I don’t notice the stain until it comes out on the other side — set in by the dryer.) The system works well (when everyone remembers) and means that I consistently have a sink full of stained laundry. On laundry day, I go to work with my Shout®. Here are a few stains (all on my daughter’s clothes) that were removed by pre-treating with Shout.
BTW – The pretty dress – that was the very first time she wore the dress, of course.
By pre-treating and washing as normal, all of the stains in the pictures came out completely. Which is a good thing since I neither have the time to treat stains over and over or the budget to toss everything that gets stained. (Know what I mean moms?)
I have been using Shout® for years to treat stains. It is available in the laundry care aisle, and you can find it at Walmart. You can also regularly find coupons for it in magazines and the Sunday paper, so keep your eye out to save some money.
Happy stain fighting!
PS – Feel free to steal my laundry room sink plan. It works wonders, if you don’t mind only seeing the bottom of the sink on laundry days!