So, this week brought yet another set of challenges. See thispost for more on my week. But, I was able to get last week’s challengecompleted. Now, I didn’t create the zones she talks about because we eat at home most of the time, the Hubster doesn’t take meals to work and we already schedule a day each week for leftovers. But, it was REALLY nice to clean out both refrigerators and freezers!! I like being able to look at everything in my fridge without having to move things around. It’s nice.
So, this next week I’m SUPER excited!!! The challenge is organizing cookbooks and recipes!!! Just what I’ve been wanting to tackle! YAY!!!
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Stain Removal Tip
With four kids, and three of them under the age of 3 (at least until Friday), you can imagine most of their clothes have stains on them. I used to spend hours and sometimes days trying to get stains out of our kids’ clothes. Not just dirt or grass stains, but you know…those “stinky” ones?! Yeah…we get those too! (Hope you’re not eating when you read this!) So, here’s how you can get those stains out…easily!!
|Here’s a picture of one of Bekah’s stinky messes.|
Step 1: Remove clothing from child! DUH!!!
Step 2: Set washing machine to the
HOT setting. Just the regular HOT setting. (Not the gentle cycle. There’s not enough agitation in it to work out the stain.)
Step 3: Set your water level. If you only have the stained item to wash you can put it on small. If you have several items I would put it on large.
Step 4: BEFORE you put the clothes in, put in your laundry detergent. Then, also add about ¼ cup of vinegar and if you have a Downy ball (or something similar) you will want to add a small amount of vinegar in it to run during the rinse cycle.
Step 5: Add clothes to the wash. You’ll want to make sure the clothes are adequately covered with water. And, if you have to increase the water level, go ahead.
Step 6: Take clothes out of wash and admire their cleanliness!!! Ahhh…isn’t it beautiful? I love looking at nice, clean, newly washed clothes! (Yep…I might be a nerd.)
Can you believe it? NO scrubbing and NO harmful, smelly chemicals!!! It’s just that simple!
NOTE: I’ve done this MANY times on pajamas, t-shirts, jeans and unders. I’ve not actually tried this on grass stains, but it does work on dirt/mud stains as well as those “stinky” ones!
Hope this makes your life a little simpler.
Happy Organizing and Happy Stain Removing!
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.