I have to share this easy tip because I am SO grateful that it was shared with me!
I had mentioned to a friend of our family we have known many years that I was having such a hard time getting my children's clothes cleaned after they dripped berry juices on it especially. She told me that her mother had suggested that if the garment could handle boiling water to pour that over the stain. I have a very difficult time handling any kind of chemical or cleaner so I was excited to try this one.
IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had multiple times to try it out now and every time as I pour that boiling water over that stain it takes it right out! I've used it with success on blueberry, strawberry, cherry and elderberry stains. We went to a funeral yesterday and Mercy had strawberries at lunch and the bodice of her dress was white...what did she do? But of course! Wipe her mouth on both shoulders! So as I was enjoying cleaning her garment this evening I thought that I should pass it on to you all. Thank you so much Mrs. L!!
Now if I could only find something that took chocolate and watermelon stains out as easily and economically!
And here are a few pictures from our annual blueberry picking experience that I never posted last year. It is amazing how much the children grow in 9 months!
PS Many of you probably know that hydrogen peroxide takes out blood stains wonderfully but in case you didn't know now you do! I have been using it for years but just a few weeks ago I had a child have a nose bleed on my favorite shirt. I doused it in hp and laid it in the tub. Next day I threw it in the wash and dried it. When I took it out of the dryer to my *horror* I realized that the white fabric of my shirt must not have been able to handle the hp as it ate the white stripes of my shirt! I was SO seriously bummed about that. So, note to self, try to throw a garment into the wash immediately after washing blood stains out with hydrogen peroxide instead if letting them sit in the tub overnight. :D