Got kids? Then you've got laundry stains.
It's hard enough to keep up with the loads, let alone the challenge of cleaning the stains that come with them.
Wondering which is better, liquid or powder detergent? The best general detergent formulation and stain remover for your family depends primarily on your family's wash load soils.
Here's how to decide what's best for your family's wash day needs. You'll also want to consider the wash water temperature you choose, as the right wash water temperature is vital in getting clothes clean.
Whether cashmere, acrylic, cotton or silk, a sweater can not only survive the laundering process - it can even come out looking good and feeling clean.
Here's the 3 step method for safely machine washing your favorite sweaters.
Here are 5 steps to returning a shrunk sweater to its original size:
Start by soaking the sweater in a sink full
of warm water and about two tablespoons baby shampoo. Washing achine detergent
is to harsh for this delicate job.
About 15 minutes should allow enough time for the shampoo to relax the fibers enough so that you may begin the letting-out process.
Remove the sweater from the shampoo water. Rinse in cool water to remove shampoo from the fabric, pressing the soap out of the fabric.
Then squeeze - don't wring - as much of the remaining moisture out of the sweater as you can. Read the full story on how to unshrink a sweater here.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.