Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tips For Tuesday!

Do you have a tip on cooking, cleaning, homemaking, kids, marriage, travel or anything that you would love to share? Feel free to join in! Hosted by Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom . She has some wonderful blog ideas...Thanks ,Sandra

With Halloween coming up and also the holidays, We might need some of these hints..

Candy Stain Removal Hints

Candy stains can generally be removed by using a good pre-soak, and laundering in warm, sudsy water. Never dry any garment in the dryer before you insure the stain is gone, as the heat from the dryer will set the stain. If the stain persists after a general washing, presoak once again and add a few drops of ammonia to the presoak. Allow to soak for 30 minutes, and rinse with cool water.

Then, soak the garment in a solution of one quart warm water to one tablespoon of white vinegar for about an hour, rinse well, and launder per care label instructions.

Remove candy stains from carpeting by scraping up the excess with a spoon, and sponge with warm water. Blot the stain with a white cloth until all evidence of the stain is gone. If the stain persists, use a wet spotter mixed with a little white vinegar, and let stand for as long as it takes to remove the stain.

Rinse well with water to remove any trace of the cleanser, and blot until dry with an absorbent cloth.
Mix one teaspoon of a mild ph balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
Mix one third cup of white household vinegar with two thirds cup of water
Mix one teaspoon of a mild ph balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
Sponge with clean water

Blot Note: Always test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness, etc. before treating the exposed area. Also note that certain stains are permanent


Sandra said...

Oh I so needed these tips with Halloween coming up, I love my kids but darn they make a mess with the candy LOL

Cheryl Wray said...

Very smart!!!

I will have to go check out that link.I alway slike to learn new tips.


Monogram Queen said...

Very good and timely hint! Any hints for removing Sharpie on a Suede Couch?

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great hint Stephanie. I use primarily only vinegar and water for most cleaning around the house.

Michelle said...

Those are great thanks for that especially at halloween time.P.S. you'll love the meatballs.

Renie Burghardt said...

Wish I had known about this tipe when my kids went trick or treating!

Have a nice weekend, Stephanie!



Lisa said...

Thanks for the great tip. Seems like were always getting stains on our clothes. I hope your have Blessed Fall weekend.
Hugs to ya. Lisa

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Stephanie,
Those are wonderful tips for removing stubborn stains. I'm sure many will find your suggestions very handy in their own home situations. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Barbara said...

Timely tips! :) Thanks for sharing them