Honestly, I’m mostly pretty good with my laundry. I do one or two loads every day, I always fold it as soon as it’s done in the dryer, and I put it away neatly wherever it belongs. I even do some experimenting every once in a while and find some really great tips and trick to share with you, which I love doing! When it comes to stains though, I completely drop the ball. It seems like I’m always just tossing all of our clothes, whether stained or not, straight into the washer, always forgetting to check for stains and treat them. And then, I forget again and put those stained items straight into the dryer, setting that darn stain in for life! So basically, if (when) an item of clothing gets a stain, it’s pretty much toast. Sometimes I get lucky and the stain comes out on its own, but usually not. I think a large part of my stain neglect has come from the fact that I’ve never really found something that works. So in the back of my mind, I’m just kind of thinking “Why bother?” instead of “No problem! I got this! Let’s watch this stain disappear!” Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve been through a thorough program of stain-fighting rehab with Resolve® and now I’m a changed girl! I can’t even come close to forgetting to treat my stains because it’s so fun to actually watch them disappear! I love the little happy sense of accomplishment that I get when I use a product like this that actually works, don’t you? Here’s how it works!Start out with your typical devastating stain:
If this is the kind of stain that makes you shake in your boots, reach for this stuff!
Resolve® Gold In-Wash Stain Remover is really neat because it’s the very best from Resolve® and you can see it work right in front of your eyes, in about 30 seconds, on a lot of stains like coffee, tea, blueberry, and red wine! Then you add some more to your detergent to boost the overall stain-fightingness of your whole laundry experience for any stains that you may have missed! I love to experiment and use a lot of different things in my laundry room, including using a lot of basic household staples for many different purposes, but I like to know my options and I love having this powerful option available to me in my laundry cupboard for when I need it.
Just take about 1/2 a scoop of the Resolve® Gold stain remover powder and mix it with a little less than 1/2 a cup of water to form a paste.
Apply the paste to your stain and use the back of the scoop to rub it in.
Leave it to sit for up to 5 minutes.
The last thing that you’ll need to do is add some of the powder to your washing machine before you start your load of laundry! For a medium to large load, you’ll add 1-2 scoops. If you have an H.E. machine like I do, you’ll add it right to the bottom of the machine before you put your clothes in. Complete instructions for different machine types are on the package!
This will help you take care of any stains you missed during your pre-treating session! Next, just fill your laundry machine like usual and press start! When all was said and done here’s how my shirt looked!
It’s funny because I bought this T-shirt when I was out shopping with Kennedy a few days before I had the chance to try out this Resolve® Gold. I bought it because she loved the color and so I went along with it, but when I got home I really did think to myself “Well, that was dumb! I’m going to ruin this shirt in five minutes when I spill something all down the front like I always do!” So, good timing on that one, Resolve®! 🙂
You can pick Resolve® Gold In-Wash Stain Remover up at all major grocery stores for $6.87. I used the powder version, but it also comes in a gel if you like to use that instead. If you have a stain removal tip to share with the world, they’d love to hear about it over on their Tip Exchange website.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.