The other day my HUSBAND, of all people, commented on something I was doing “differently” with the laundry. After I recovered from the shock enough to be able to speak…..I realized that if HE had noticed and thought it was a good idea….maybe some of YOU would as well.
It’s not a big thing, but the best ideas usually aren’t. And after all, that’s how this blog was started…as a place where I could share ONE GOOD THING a day. Didn’t have to be big, didn’t have to be small…just had to be GOOD.
So today I present this good idea #966 (yep, you heard right!) and just to make it a GOODER idea (don’t worry, I know gooder is not a word…but I wish it were!) I’m throwing in a few more of my favorite cleaning recipes in FREE PRINTABLE form.
So here’s the thing that my husband actually commented on with regards to the laundry.
I still use the original Homemade “Shout” Stain Remover that I posted on the blog over two years ago. It works so well I’ve never felt the need to go looking for another recipe. Back in April of last year I posted about a different “application” method I’d started using. But a few weeks ago I made another small tweak to how I go about treating the stained clothes in this house, and the results have been pretty terrific.
Case in point:
My husband sweetly offered me a taste of the hot chocolate he had just made. As he offered me a spoonful, a fair amount of it ended up on my white sweater. (To be honest, it was most likely MY fault. I am notorious for shirt spills!)
Later when I went to wash the sweater I decided that while the chocolate stain definitely required an application of my homemade stain remover, it might need a little extra help as well. This called for the “toothbrush treatment.”
I have a designated laundry toothbrush for situations like this. My squirt bottle happened to be empty, but I still had my large mason jar full of homemade “Shout” in the cupboard so I just dipped and scrubbed. Worked so well it quickly became my new application method. It eliminates the need for the squirt bottle and I end up using less overall.
I told you it wasn’t “big”….but it eliminates a step when doing the laundry and when you think about how often you DO laundry….it adds up! :-)
In case you haven’t tried the homemade “Shout” stain remover yet, I urge you to give it a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
As an added incentive I’ve even made a FREE PRINTABLE for you to download that has this recipe and 3 more of my favorite homemade cleaners!
I’m getting ready to make up a new batch of Tub & Shower Soap Scum Buster right now!