Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Mom vs. Grass Stain, Mud Stains, Ink Stains ~ OxiClean To The Rescue

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mom vs. Grass Stain, Mud Stains, Ink Stains ~ OxiClean To The Rescue

As designated chief laundry officer and executive stain remover, my job isn't easy.

From my "handy" husband (read: grease stains)

to two sport fanatics (read: mud and grass stains)

not to discount the four-legged family members (read: stains of origins I don't even want to know!)

I am constantly on duty!

To be certain, I was thrilled to be offered an opportunity from Mom Central to put OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Powder to the test!

Predictably, shortly after receiving my OxiClean kit, multiple stain challenge opportunities presented themselves, by way of  grass and mud stained white football pants.  In the position of starting offensive tackle, my 10yr old sees a significant amount of action on the football field, as well as with the football field.  Despite being left to wonder regarding the foresight of whomever determined white pants were to be an integral part of the Junior Warrior uniform, I prepared for the challenge of bringing them back to presentable condition.

Like any effective CEO, I know that knowledge is power.  Prior to tackling these stain, I armed myself with savvy stain removal tips from the OxiClean website.  

Pre-treating any stain is strongly recommended, which I whole heartily agree with.  Lacking enough digits to count how many times I've put a stain challenged garment  into the wash, only to neglect to verify that the stain has been removed before setting it permanently in the dryer, I cannot stress enough how important pre-treatment is for successful stain removal.

For the now green, brown and white football pants, I decided to not take any chances, following both the Pretreatment and Pre-soaking tips from Oxiclean.  Beginning by rubbing a paste of the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Powder to the stains, I found the stains just faintly visible.  I followed up with soaking them in a solution of dissolved Stain Remover Powder and water for one hour and I was thrilled to find that the stains were gone!  I could launder them as normal, without any concern of discovering stain residual after drying!

Newly bright, white football pants, ready to serve another day in the mud and grass was not the only benefit I have received from OxiClean!  As one in the difficult position of both loving Mom to a boisterous, dirt and water loving Labrador, but also as owner of home complete with much white carpeting, I am regularly challenged in keeping the carpet in clean condition.

In fact, just recently, a terrible dog/carpet/printer ink cartridge situation occurred, nearly sending me over the edge!  After giving my teen our empty printer ink cartridges to take to school for recycling fundraiser, true to the nature of teens, she set them down on the console table in our foyer, forgetting to put them in her bag.  Predictably, true to the nature of inquisitive canines, said Lab found himself compelled to explore these previously unknown to him items, of course, in the manner most natural.  He helped himself to a choice, empty RED ink cartridge and settled down on the white living room carpet, in his favorite sunny spot, 

After arriving home, only to discover my furry son looking sheepish, and BRIGHT, PINK STAINS all over my white carpet, I somehow managed to not have a total meltdown and rushed to the OxiClean site for removing ink from carpet tips and planned my attack!  

Thankfully, after two treatments, only the barest of pink tinge remained in a few areas, but after two days with additional "sun" treatment from our east facing bay window, the stains have disappeared!  OxiClean is truly my stain fighting hero and is highly, personally recommended for all household's stain fighting arsenals!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of OxiClean and received OxiClean items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.  The opinions above are both honest and my own.  Images and information sourced from various OxiClean sites.  Wrench & Dog Images.  


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