An unfortunate side effect I've found of being a mother is how many things end up with large stains...clothes, the couch, the carpet. It seems that no matter how quickly I try to wipe it off or mop it up, the unsightly blemish still graces my furniture on a regular basis.
There is only one grand stain-fighting secret I know, and I give full credit to my mom and sister who introduced it to me: Fels Naptha. It is a yellow bar soap and it works wonders on those colorful stains left by blow-out diapers. Rinse out the cloth to begin with, scrub the soap in while it's still wet, and wash as usual. Nine times out of ten, you'll never even know it was there.
This soap only costs $1.09 last I checked, and one bar lasts for a long time. Walmart does not carry it, but I have seen it at most other major grocery store chains in the laundry detergent aisle.
Whether it be spit-up, food, spilled milk, or the unsightly mark of a blowout, sometimes we need a little more than elbow grease to really get the job done.
What products have you found that work well for you?
For clothes? Furniture? Carpet?
And for which stains in particular?