Let’s talk stains, my dear lazy moms.
Because stains can make or break a mom. They make you sing when you get one out, but they break you into tears when you can’t.
Those pesky little stains…. they play with moms emotions everywhere. Shame on you!
Well, never fear! Lazy Mom Crystal has a great story and tip to tell us about a stain she put the smack-down on…
One day my son had a bloody nose just as we were about to leave the house. Unfortunately he discovered the bloody nose just as a drop of blood hit his brand new shirt.
Of course we tended to his nose but I was a bit frustrated because now I had a stain I needed to take care of and in doing so we’d be late to where we were going.
So I immediately thought “cold water” because that’s what my momma always said worked best on stains. I didn’t have time for this… So I thought “ice is the coldest water there is when it starts to melt, right?”
I put the shirt on the counter I placed a folded paper towel inside the shirt under the stain. Then I poured dish soap on the stain, covering the stain completely. Then I covered the stain with ice cubes. And I left the house.
My thought process was that I would be back in time for the ice to melt but the stain would still be wet when I got home so it wouldn’t set and then I could get the stain out.
So I come home and go immediately over to the counter to take care of the shirt but to my amazement the stain was COMPLETELY GONE! 100%, no trace of there ever being a stain at all!
This is my absolute favorite thing to do now for any stain that pops up, knowing I no longer have to sit at the sink, or pretreat a stain is amazing.
Yes, that is ah-mazing. But she doesn’t just stop there… she also has a BONUS stain removal tip for us…
Hydrogen peroxide removes blood stains from mattresses pretty well after a child wakes up from a bloody nose during the night. Just pour it on the stain let it bubble and fizz, blot with a clean dry rag and repeat until the stain is gone. This cleans the stain anywhere from 75% clean to 99% clean, depending on how long it sat and weather it started to dry or not.
I have to say, the hydrogen peroxide tip is my all time favorite blood stain removal go-to item.
I discovered it just this last year when I needed to get a blood stain out of some clothing. When I saw that it actually worked, I high-tailed it to Walmart and bought a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide to keep in my hall closet for stain removal emergencies.
In two words… IT. ROCKS. I don’t know why this tip isn’t preached to girls at a young age (say about 12 or 13 or so — catch my drift?).
Do you have a stain removal tip to share? Leave it in the comments below!