If you're anything like me, you read things like this and think to yourself, "Oh, that's nice. I'll try to remember that." I urge you to write this down. You will not remember it in the heat of the moment. Save this information someplace safe where you will be able to quickly retrieve it.
It could save a load of laundry.
It's ironic that on a gray, rainy, drab Sunday afternoon we opened the dryer to find a load of clothes that had shared their bath and subsequent blow dry with three crayons. Red, blue and yellow. We had the primaries covered and everything in the load was covered too.
Murphy's Law was, of course, in effect and the load contained my favorite-ist jeans - ones that I spent too much money on and would never replace - as well as Andrew's brand new khaki shorts, Thomas' favorite fleece jacket and most of Mark's work jeans and a whole host of other now newly spot-colored items.
This recipe for rewashing has *mostly* saved our wardrobes...
Your regular amount of your regular liquid detergent
1/2 c. Borax
1/2 c. Baking Soda
1/2 c. Shout stain liquid
a generous squirt of regular Dawn dishwashing soap.
I found this recipe online while searching frantically for a method of removal that wouldn't require me to treat each spot with WD40. I wouldn't say that it was 100% at stain removal but, my word, it's a significant improvement. Someday, should you ever be faced with a similar laundry disaster, you'll wish you had saved this info. Your favorite jeans will thank you!