Okay, let me start by saying, this is not my normal blog post. But, maybe it should be! I love to get helpful hints from other moms, so I thought I would share mine today!
As a commitment to be a good steward of our money, I have decided to veto the dry cleaners and take on the duty myself. I know, I know- you think that is crazy, let someone else do it but hear me out.
My husband's love language is acts of service, so this also allows me to feel a sense of servitude to him. Kill two birds with one stone- I am speaking my husband's love language AND saving us money.
So, I wash the first load of dress shirts and his favorite shirt comes out with a big stain on the collar! I am not sure what it was but it looked like grease. So, I am thinking, "great, first load and his favorite shirt is ruined", maybe this isn't such a good decision. Lucky for me, I have 'TIDE to go' stain remover pen and Shout. I try both of these in two additional washes with NO luck. UGH!! Now what? Should I just take them to the cleaners and let them deal with it? No, that is not my nature to just give up so easily. So, I do a little digging and find a recommended solution....SUNSCREEN! Yes, you read that correctly! I had no idea that sunscreen could be used to removed stains and frankly was a little hesitant to glob it on my husband's shirt. But guess what? IT WORKED!!! So, I thought it worthy of passing on this unconventional stain remover tip in case you too want to take on the dry cleaning task OR if you just need to get a stain out of the kid's clothes!