If there is one thing I LOVE, it's a good 'ole blogger challenge! I have been so lucky to have opportunities to challenge my creativity recently and to stretch and grow in ways I wouldn't have ever imagined. But sometimes I am asked to do a challenge that simply hits close to home, something that doesn't necessarily stretch my creativity but it challenges me to just do what I do, every day, in a better way. Like many of you, I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a chef, a chauffeur, a tutor, a teacher, a designer, a creator and also, my family's very own personal laundromat. Yes I single-handedly sort and wash (and sometimes put away) up to 10 loads of laundry a week (and there are only 4 of us!) And to help decrease my time spent doing laundry I am always on the look out for products or tricks to make my job easier.
So when Tide challenged me to use Tide OXI Multi-Purpose Stain Remover (and P&G was kind enough to supply me with a gift card to purchase my own sample of this!) in one of the 225+ ways that it can be used, I knew that I needed to use this to make my life more simple! And along the way, I found an answer to one of life's greatest mysteries (for a mom anyway): How to Get Rid of Grass Stains
My daughter owns way too many white pieces of clothing. We have countless pairs of white capris and many white shirts. And somehow, even though they are always worn under something else, they always end up so dirty! Every summer I struggle to keep her white capris clean. I have used stain sticks, I have used stain sprays and sometimes, when it all fails, I have occasionally given up and thrown away otherwise perfectly good clothing because they were stained so badly.
So when I picked up my Tide OXI and noticed that it said on the container that it was good for grass stains, I knew I needed to give it a try! I grabbed my daughter's dirties, grass stained capris and set out on a mission to see how to get rid of grass stains - easily.
I know that dirtier laundry exists, but these are pretty well grass-stained capris. And there were a few other random stains on there too that have been on the pants for several washes. So I grabbed my Tide OXI and went to work. I simply followed the directions on the back. Well, actually I cheated a little bit. For really bad stains you are supposed to soak the clothing in a mixture of Tide OXI and water. I just threw the right amount of Tide into my washing machine and set it to the soak cycle.
Get Rid of Grass Stains
After the soak cycle was done, I added my laundry soap and washed the capris like I normally do. After a normal wash and dry cycle, I pulled my daughter's capris out of the dryer and found this...
Perfectly white capris again!!! Wahoo! And I love how simple it really was to get rid of grass stains. And I also love that it didn't take much extra time or effort. And now I don't have to worry when my daughter is sliding across the grass in her white capris! Woot woot!
I have also used Tide OXI to help me scrub my bathroom floors clean after an un-named son had a middle of the night aiming issue.
And I have used this to clean our front patio too!
I mixed a solution of Tide OXI and warm water to keep in a spray bottle for simple on-the-spot cleaning! This really does work as a great cleaning agent both in and out of the laundry room!
Thanks so much to Tide for helping show me how many ways I can use Tide OXI! #Tidethat #Brightideas