Thursday, July 5, 2012

Random Stain Tips

Recently, I posted a photo on the Motherhood: ADIM Facebook page of Brandon's wall "art", with a Tip of The Week about Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. As in, they really do work magic at getting marker off the walls. Yeah, these things:

Some Facebook fans responded with a couple of other tips that I had never heard of, and I thought I'd share them with you. Because I like to share.

1. Nail polish remover takes ink out of leather. Rubbing alcohol would work, too. Do a spot test first to ensure color safety, then dab a bit of the remover or rubbing alcohol on a cloth and rub it slowly over the stain. After the ink is removed, wash the area with warm soapy water.

2. Hairspray takes ink out clothing. (I'm assuming it would be wise to lay an absorbent piece of something, like a towel, underneath the stain before spraying it so the ink has something to "run" onto.)

I haven't done either of those, so do them at your own risk!

I also had posted a Tip of The Week a while back about using baby powder to remove grease stains on clothes, and some awesome Facebook peeps provided these other uses for baby powder:

1. After a day at the beach, sprinkle baby powder in the sensitive, sand-covered areas on babe's body to facilitate easier sand removal. The powder absorbs the moisture from the sand and makes it easier to dust off, versus "exfoliating" half of babe's skin off with the sand.

2. Baby powder works as a dry shampoo when you don't have the time or inclination to wash your hair. Sprinkle some on your roots, let it suck up the grease, then finger comb/shake it out of your hair. Use it sparingly, though, to avoid the dandruff look. (Last I checked, that look isn't "in".)

3. Baby powder absorbs the pee smell from beds that have been wet in.

4. For using baby powder to remove grease from clothes, lay the article of clothing flat, dust some baby powder on the stain, but DO NOT rub it in, just let it sit on top of the stain for an hour or so, then pick up the garment and shake the baby powder off (probably a good idea to go outside for that part), then wash it in the hottest water possible for the garment. You may have to repeat this process before the stain comes out. Works on old stains, too.

So yep, I have some awesome people over there on the Facebook page. If you haven't already, you should "like" the page and join in on the fun!

I'm also on Pinterest, for those of you Pinterest users: 
I pin other tips and ideas on there occasionally, and my blog posts, and good blog posts from other bloggers, plus other random awesomeness, like pretty things, cute babies, zombie stuff and crass, offensive photos/sayings. I know that last one totally sold you on following.  

And please feel free to add your own tips in the comments!

Join in the fun on Facebook and Twitter!