One thing that never ceases to exist in a typical house like ours is stains. With three kids and two adults plus dogs, we have more than our fair share of them. The dogs enjoy rampaging through the house after being outside, especially on the wet days and their paws leave mud and dirt everywhere. The kids spill just about everything on just about anything and don’t get me going about the bottoms of their socks!
Tough stains are always a pain. I used to pre-treat them and wash them a couple of times to try and get as much stain out as I could with sometimes good results but I have yet to find the one method to get rid of tough stains around the house and especially in the laundry.
We’ve heard about OxiClean before, we’ve seen the commercials on TV demonstrating how amazing it is at getting the toughest stains out of your most prized articles while keeping things looking good. I’ve always wondered if it worked but had yet to try it out. I was happy to have the opportunity to finally put OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to our family stain test.
OxiClean is a stain fighter in powdered form that activates when mixed with water *warm or hot works best*. Oxygen is released that targets the stain instead of the fabric, removing tough stains on water-washable clothing, carpets, and hard surfaces both inside and outside the home. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover works to remove tough stains like juice, wine, makeup, coffee, food, pet messes and so much more.
I decided to start our test with laundry because it’s unavoidable with kids. Clothing is expensive and it seems to be a big magnet for stains. Let’s see how well OxiClean works at making our clothes whiter, brighter and cleaner.
I began by going through the laundry and getting some of the most stained items and running them through a regular load with our favourite detergent and the help of OxiClean. Using OxiClean in the laundry is simple. Fill your washing machine; add your detergent and OxiClean (one scoop for small/medium loads and 2 or more for larger/more soiled loads). Once it’s filled with water, add in your clothes and close the lid. Let your machine (and OxiClean) work their magic.
In addition to my favourite detergent, OxiClean did what it claims and gave my family brighter, whiter and less stained garments. If I had soaked these items in OxiClean and warm water, the stains would have come out even better but for a first attempt I can say I am quite impressed.
That white t-shirt in the top right corner was stained from pasta sauce and it’s pretty much gone. My son’s hockey shirt came out more vibrant and those washcloths look almost new again. Not bad, if I do say so myself!
We also tried OxiClean on my day to day stain cleaning like food on the wall (thanks to my toddler) which cleaned up easily with some warm water and a scoop of OxiClean. It truly lives to its name OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover – you can use it on just about any dirty situation!
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