Monday, May 12, 2008

Stain pretreatment

Save those squirt dish soap bottles! One way to use them is to store solution to spot treat laundry stains. Fill the bottle with about a quarter cup of laundry detergent (NOT the kind with bleach in it) and a tablespoon or so of ammonia. Finish filling the bottle with water and use it like any commercial pretreatment: Squirt the solution directly on the stain, let it set for a minute, then launder.

2 comments:

Margaret said...

AND please do not put bleach in with your washing if you have pretreated a stain with this mixture, even if the whole load of washing is "whites." Ammonia and bleach are very toxic mixed together.

Regards, Peg

Pat said...

Thank you! Ammonia and bleach should never be used together.