Note from Hint Mama: Thanks to OxiClean for sponsoring this post through its partnership with POPSUGAR Select. We’ve been using OxiClean to clean stains for years in our home, so I jumped at the opportunity to share my experience with the brand’s products. All opinions expressed are my own.
As the mom of a 9-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter, dealing with stains is part of my daily routine. Just this month, for instance, I’ve faced off against prune smudges and blowout remnants on baby clothes and a carpet covered with spilled juice.
But while these sorts of kid-related stains may seem like they’d be tough to remove, I use a method that makes them simple to clean away. Today’s hint is my trick for easily removing stains: I use OxiClean Stain Removers.
For instance, to clean prune off of my son’s blue pants, I simply mixed one cup of the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover powder with a gallon of water, soaked the pants in that solution for an hour or so and then put the pants in our washing machine along with the rest of my son’s laundry.
Voila, when the wash was done, the pants emerged prune-free. (I followed a similar process to clean the prunes off of my son’s white shirt, but I used the OxiClean stain remover specially-designed for whites: OxiClean White Revive).
You can see the pants and shirt in the before and after images in this post.
Meanwhile, OxiClean has helped us get spills out of carpets, and it’s similarly worked wonders for removing pen marks from one of my favorite dresses and for cleaning big blowouts off of my son’s changing pad covers and clothes.
It’s also worth noting that we don’t just use OxiClean for stain removal. We keep the powder on top of our washing machine, so we can throw some of it in with our laundry loads, to help keep our clothes smelling fresh (we, of course, made sure my son wasn’t sensitive to the product, before we started using it on all our laundry). In addition to using OxiClean’s powder products, we also keep the sprayer version of the stain remover handy for quick spritzes on stained clothes.
For more on the many uses of OxiClean, check out the helpful “Stain Emergency?” tool on the upper-right-hand side of the OxiClean homepage. You enter your stain type and the material stained in order to find out how OxiClean can help you easily remove the mess.
What are your tips for easily removing baby- and kid-related stains? Share your tips, and your experiences with OxiClean, below.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by OxiClean through its partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about OxiClean Stain, all opinions are my own.