And I'll confess, some of you Mommy's might already know this trick, but I was so blown away with it, I just had to blog it!
I wish I would have taken pictures of what the clothes looked like before so you could see the comparison, but here is a picture of what one outfit looks like now:
|The top portion up by the pink ruffle was completely yellowed.|
|You can see it is now sparkly white!|
Before I tell you what DID work...let me tell you what I tried that didn't: Oxiclean soak, lemon juice - a HUGE no-no, bleach wash, peroxide, and plain line drying!
What did work was Baking Soda and Vinegar with a Sun Dry!
I thought all hope was lost - especially after the lemon juice fiasco that made the dress pictured below turn completely ORANGE! (again - so sorry I don't have a picture of that to show you but I won't repeat it to prove it...lol) I was so sad :0( - it was one of my favorites and Abi wore it ALL the time! But then I tried the baking soda/vinegar and was stunned at how well it worked. (I did have to do the baking soda/vinegar TWICE on the dress below to get it as 'clean' as it is now.)
|The lemon juice reacted terribly and even the little flowers at the top|
were orange! I was so sad!
|But as you can see...it is all white and pink again! |
Sorry about the shadows.
I tried to hang the clothes on the line, but they need more DIRECT sunlight, so it worked better to have them laying on a blanket than hanging on the line.
I'm not sure if this method would work with other stains, but I am seriously going to try it on a few of our other clothes that I'd like to salvage. I'm thinking this is a protein stain remover though, but I might be wrong.
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