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 amd cuffs. Just soak and then
was as directed in the washer. On white fabrics,
Clorox bleach on a toothbrush is a good spat
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, auto part stores and hardware
3. MOTHER\'S LITTLE 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 other stores.
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 rinseif 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 lfor arger loads, use the
7. HOT WATER is
great for KOOL-AID and Jello-type
stains. Hold fabric taut and pour from a height.
Soak or repeat if necessary, Comes out every time!
FABRIC LINK WEBSITE: has a long list of
problem stains and how to remove them.
BAREFOOT LASS\'S STAIN REMOVAL WEBSITE:
lots of practical solutions.
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 a 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 doing this!
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
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 and Amazon have decals - clean fuses and
switches with a Q-tip and alcohol.
800 NUMBERS TO ORDER PARTS:
Power Wheels: 1-800-348-0751
Fisher Price: 1-800-432-5437