We are dedicating this week to Spring Cleaning! It is partially selfish, as we’ve all had tasks we’ve needed an excuse to tackle, and we hope the things we’ve found will help you in your Spring Cleaning endeavors, too! As always, you readers are always full of knowledge and ideas and we can’t wait to hear what works for you! First, up stubborn stains. We all have those clothing piles of pieces we aren’t ready to toss out, but don’t look their best, right? Persil reached out letting us know that they were dead serious about stain removal an keeping clothing looking their best, so we were excited to give it a whirl!
We have learned that half the battle with stains is pre-treating them as soon as you can, but we’ve had some serious stumping stains over the years that even pre-treating couldn’t seem to help. We turned to Persil, to see what we could do. They have three products in their premium line – the Power Liquid in Sensitive, Fresh Scent and 2 in 1. The Power Pearls for keeping those whites extra white and the Power Caps which you can toss one right in, which we love the convenience of and can be sure we’re using just enough! Here’s what they suggest for our most common stain problems, what would you add to this list?
We used the Persil Power Liquid and rubbed the solution right into the butter spot. Let is sit for a few minutes and then put it through the wash as normal.
Pre-treat by scrubbing the detergent into the stain with a toothbrush. Get a good lather and let it sit.
Run spot through cold water immediately. Apply Power Liquid and let it sit before laundering.
Use an ice cube to harden the wax and then use a butter knife to flake the wax off the garment. With any remaining wax residue you can also place a paper towel over the spot and use a hot iron on top. It will transfer the hot wax to the paper towel!
Place the stain face down with a layer of paper towels underneath it. Rub the stain with rubbing alcohol or aerosol hair spray. Repeat until ink is gone, then treat it with Persil Power Liquid and let it sit for a while before laundering. If it still needs help you can soak it in ammonia 1 tablespoon per quart of warm soapy water for 30 minutes.
Grab a stack of paper towels and nail polish remover. Instead of scrubbing, simply blot with a clean area of a paper towel and replace with each use.
Thanks to Persil for sponsoring this post! We are always excited to try out new products and share them with you all, check back all week for more Spring Cleaning ideas!