1. Biz - great for all types of stains -
soaking clothing in a sink with water and a lot of Biz is the first
treatment for most stains. Great for stained shoe laces and cuffs. Just soak
and then wash as directed the washer. On white fabrics, Clorox bleach on a
toothbrush is good spot remover.
2. Goop - hand cleaner - good for grease - goes on without water -
apply liberally and let sit, then put in regular wash cycle. Has been found
to remove stains from clothes that were washed and dried with a crayon.
Found at Wal-mart and hardware stores.
3. Mother's Miracle - cleaning solution new mothers can't do without!
Great for spit-up, urine, blood, etc. Found at Baby Superstore.
4. Carbona Stain Remover - various solutions for many types of fabric
- the rust solution is a very good one. Found at Wal-mart and many
5. Tilex - great for mildew stains on white fabrics. Remember, it is
a bleach! Must be used carefully, especially on colored fabrics. On whites,
spray on and let sit - just rinse if blue spots occur. On colored fabrics,
it's easy to cause bleach spots, but carefully spray on and rinse quickly.
The use of Tilex on colored fabrics is really a last resort.
6. Rit Dye color remover - another last resort, but can be effective.
Follow the directions carefully. On small stained areas, it is easier to use
the stove-top method, but for larger loads, use the washer.
7. Hot Water is great for Kool-aid and Jello-type stains. Hold
fabric taunt and pour from a height. Soak or repeat if necessary. Comes out
Fabric Link Website
- has a long list of problem stains and how to fix them..
9. Another great web site with lots of
practical solutions -
Barefoot Lass's Stain Removal Page.
Shoes and Toys:
1. White oxford-type shoes:
Use a spray preparation solution (found at shoe stores) on scuffs and marks.
For scratches that have taken off the original color, use shoe spray.
Instead of spraying directly on the shoe, causing a caked-on look, spray
onto wax paper. Then dab at the scratch with a foam paintbrush. This will
give a smoother finish. Don't forget to soak the laces in Biz while you're
2. Oops - latex paint remover - great for getting all kinds of
stains, marks, and stickers off plastic toys. If the toy is made of thin
plastic, test a small area before cleaning. On most thick plastic such as
Little Tikes toys, Oops will take off scratches, scuffs, crayon, pen,
pencil, etc. On stubborn marks, use steel wool. Will also take crayon off
chalk boards without damaging the finish. Wear rubber gloves. Found at
Wal-mart and hardware stores.
3. Power wheels - local repair stores have decals - can clean fuses
and switches with a Q-tip and alcohol.
800 Numbers to order parts:
Little Tikes - 1(800) 321-0183
Power Wheels - 1(800) 348-0751
Fisher Price - 1(800) 432-5437
PlaySkool - 1(800) 752-9755