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Laundry Tips

Cleaning Towels:

Get rid of mildew in towels: Detergent traps mildew within the fibers of your towels.  To help eliminate this mildew, wash the towels in the hotest water possible and substitute the detergent with vinegar.  Repeat once.

Blood on Clothes:

Pour hydrogen peroxide on blood and rinse with cold water. If some blood remains, repeat.

Glitter on Clothing:

That new sparkly shirt shedding glitter all over the place? Spray with aerosol hair spray to make it stay put. Wash separately from other clothes, or at least wash it inside out if you must wash with other articles of clothing.

Gum on Clothing:

Use egg whites to remove gum on clothing. Brush egg white onto gum with a toothbrush. Let sit for 15 minutes and then launder on the items normally.

Grease Stains:

Sprinkle a generous amount of cornstarch or baby powder over the grease stain when it occurs, allow it to sit for a couple of minutes, then brush the powder off. The powder absorbs the grease and it brushes off with the powder.


Use petroleum jelly for removing lipstick stains. Another possibility is to rub in a little vegetable shortening and then launder as normal.

Dryer Tip:

Include a few tennis balls (new) in each dryer cycle. The tennis balls not only cut drying time by 25% – 50%, but also fluff the clothes to a delicate softness, and towels with be especially fluffy.

Wash your underwear seperately from all other clothes, and wash these in hot water, again using vinegar as a disenfectant.  Not to be gross here, but by doing this you eliminate the chance of transferring bacteria to your skin by keeping these items seperate.

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