Five Ways To Prevent Clothing Stains
As a parent, there are few things I consider myself an expert on. Getting stains out of clothing is one of them. In this post, I will share Five Ways To Prevent Clothing Stains on your children’s clothing.
Keep the kids clean.
Okay, I understand that keeping children clean is near impossible (remember, I do have six extremely active kids). There are ways to mitigate the risk. For example, there are products that go over the clothing to protect them from mud puddles. I also prefer to dress the children in dark clothing, specifically when facing things like grass, ketchup, grease, etc.
I know children are 90% unpredictable, but if you know you are doing something (or going somewhere) that is likely to lead to a stain, put the kids in clothing that already has an impossible stain. This tip may not qualify as a tip to prevent stains, as the stains might still happen, but at least you will save some articles of clothing.
Time is of the essence.
When a stain happens, treat it as fast as possible. If you are out, head to the washroom and take a moment to at least rinse it. This will likely not take the stain completely out, but it will lighten it and give you a chance to get home and treat it properly.
Treat the stain before washing.
This advice comes directly from the laundry guru herself, my mother. When you have a piece of clothing that has a stain, do not throw it in with your regular load of laundry. Treat the stain BEFORE its first wash. This helps to prevent the stain from setting.
Use the correct products.
I recently started using Resolve® Gold In-Wash Stain Remover as a pretreatment, as well as a squirt in with my dirtiest loads. The super-boosted formula is the best from Resolve®. It’s so powerful that it removes some stains in just 30 seconds! For maximum speed and power, pre-treat or soak to see results in 30 seconds. Check out my video to see how we got mustard out of my son’s uniform on the first day of school!