Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Works-for-Me-Wednesday!

A good friend of mine is participating in this and so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. The concept is simple: every Wednesday, post an idea or system or recipe or helpful hint...something that makes life easier!



Maybe in the next week or two I will tell you about my laundry system...a life altering plan that I developed that has made doing laundry for nine folks manageable. But for today, I am sticking with something very small and simple.

HOW DO GET OIL/GREASE STAINS OUT

I can not tell you how many solid t-shirts and turtlenecks I have **ruined** by splattering something greasy or oily on them in the kitchen. If you have spent any time in a kitchen, then you know how cooking oil, or any type of fat will leave a dark spot. Well, I have found that if I use Dawn dish detergent on the spot followed by scalding hot (preferably boiling) water, the oil stain usually comes out! In fact, you can just boil some water in a pot and then plunge the offending shirt into the water and let it soak a bit. (I recommend taking off the shirt first!)

Of course, wearing an apron is a good option, but some of us who are messy cooks need something more like full body armor!

**NOTE--"ruin" means that they become worthy of wearing around the house only. If worn out in public requires quick action when sighting someone who you don't want to think you are a total mess. The duck and hide technique, or the quick-pick-up-the-youngest-kid-to-hide-your-stained-shirt technique are options.)

For more WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY tips, go to Rocks in My Dryer here.

Now, if I could just figure out how to get her handy little banner up! Kim, please help! EDIT: Hey Kim! Thanks! I did it!

6 comments:

slugmom said...

I just right-click to copy the image URL and then paste it in my blog as an image, using this code:

<center><img src="http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/wfmwheader_copy3_3.jpg"></center>

I DO want to hear your laundry system.

And I might have to try the Dawn Plus Scald. Does it work with lesser detergents? Because, lamely enough, i buy my detergent based on color and viscosity. Maybe I'll post about THAT next WFMW!!!

slugmom said...

ooops, at least where I see it that URL didn't wrap. But if you copy from before center to the line below, just before "I do" you still get it all ....

kim

Carol said...

Great tip! I love Dawn. I love all their yummy scents.

Kathleen Marie said...

Great tips! Thank you!

busyHSmom said...

Thanks Kim! It worked!

Pam said...

rocksinmydryer - just that name had me rolling on the floor!

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