How To Remove Tough Stains From Clothes
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How To Remove Tough Stains From Clothes

Today I want to share with you how to remove tough stains from clothes!

It’s been a rough week in the laundry department at our house. Two of my all-time favorite shirts. STAINS!

Spaghetti and red slushie!

I know It makes me want to cry too!

However, as a boy mom, stains don’t typically scare me.  Just about everything that enters my laundry room is stained, and it’s my job as mom and laundry doer to scare the stains away.

I’ve been doing this boy mom business for nine years now!

I’ve come up with a pretty great system with only a few products to work with.

The Truth

I’m going to be honest with you.  I’m a lazy mom.

Over the years I have decided to pick my battles, and when you’re doing the laundry for multiple people, sometimes you have to do it the lazy way.

By the lazy way I mean clothes only get separated into towels and everything else.

Now if my husband’s work clothes were particularly dirty I would wash those separately.  But everything else?

Just toss it in there!

Now we have a lot of allergies in the family.  I have to be picky about what I use.

Unfortunately no smell good stuff for us over here.

I tried a new softener once and my little one woke up covered head to toe in an itchy rash!

So with all that said this is my arsenal in the laundry room to tackle tough stains:

Tough Stains Arsenal

Oxi Clean Max Force

If I know there is a tough stain on something I spray a bit of this and use an old toothbrush to scrub it in. It usually takes care of it the first wash, but if you notice the stain is still there, spray, scrub, and wash one more time before tossing in the dryer. If that doesn’t get it out, it’s probably a lost cause, because this stuff is the master at removing tough laundry stains!

All Oxi Clean Laundry Booster

This goes in EVERY. SINGLE. LOAD.  Regardless of what is in there.  If there is a stain on the boy’s clothes I missed, this gets it out. I always get the free & clear version.

We go through so much of this I have it on my Amazon Subscribe and Save delivery (if your not using this you should be! I have all the big stuff delivered, I’m talking dog food, diapers, cleaning supplies, all right to my door without having to think about it)!

Downy Free & Gentle Softner

This also goes in every load, it doesn’t necessarily help tackle tough stains but it doesn’t bother our skin and makes our clothes nice and soft!

Method Laundry Detergent-

Also free & clear. It also has stain removers in it and a bottle of it lasts forever!

I’ll be honest I do have trouble finding this, online or in stores so I order this through Grove.Co. —With this link, you get a free 5 piece gift set with a $20 purchase!  They have so many great products, including my favorite laundry detergent.  I set it up on an every other month delivery.


After I’ve sprayed and scrubbed the stains I just throw it all in there, hit start and hope for the best!

A boy mom tip:

Don’t forget to check their little pockets!  Some of the fun things I’ve had ruin a load of clothes:

  • Chapstick
  • A pack of gum (This is absolutely horrible!)
  • Small shredded notebook
  • A pen
  • Rocks

You would think I would learn my lesson, but things seem to sneak through when I let my guard down.

I hope these tips and products help you get rid of those tough laundry stains, from one lazy boy mom to another!

For fun share your boy mom laundry horror stories below and how you fixed them!

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