Tuesday, October 6, 2009
See that shirt? That is the type of random stain that seems to come home on my son's shirt on a regular basis. Sometimes, it is obvious what the stain is, other times any guess is a good one. I have seen spaghetti sauce, ice cream, mud, pencil, crayon and more. This can be quite a laundry challenge.
When I was contacted about an opportunity to try out OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover, I knew we could put it to the test. I am definitely one to pre-treat stains, when I can. I find that this can really help get the garment clean. I even carry around assorted mini spray bottles, wipes and pens to help treat stains on the go. Sometimes the pre-treatment comes moments before it goes in the wash, but I think the focused application of a cleaning agent to the spot still helps it come cleaner than just detergent in the water.
I received my bottle last week and have been using it to treat stains as they come home. I have been pleased with the results. Most of the stains have come out completely with just one treatment and wash. On the more stubborn stains, I had to treat it a second time, but in the end OxiClean won the battle and the stains have come out. (this isn't uncommon in my house - many stains require a little extra TLC in the form of repeat treatment even with other laundry stain removers we have used)
I was interested to learn when I read the back of the bottle that it is a multi-purpose stain remover and that I could also use the same spray to clean the kitchen and bathroom or on water washable upholstery. I never would have thought to use a laundry stain remover elsewhere, but figure that could be handy.
You can learn more about OxiClean and the other products produced by Church & Dwight, including brands like Kaboom and Arm & Hammer at GreatCleaners.com. According to the company, many women (and men) are finding it harder to find the time to clean their homes and GreatCleaners.com offers a host of products that make that job much easier and faster.
At GreatCleaners.com , you can get cleaning tips, by reading Julie's Cleaning Secrets blog. You can order product to be delivered direct to your door and even sign up for the Clean Club, a service that offers automatic delivery of cleaning products to your door - you set the frequency for your account.
Pre-treating my laundry works for me. For more cleaning tips, check out Works For Me Wednesday Cleaning Tips edition at We Are THAT Family.
I'm glad to say that in addition to allowing me to trial the product, the company was kind enough to offer me an opportunity to giveaway an Arm & Hammer Stain Fighting Kit to one of my readers.
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Giveaway will remain open until Friday, October 16th at 9 pm Eastern. Winner will be selected using a random number generator. Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 36 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
Don't forget to check out my other giveaways: Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge and 4 tickets to the circus in Cleveland, Ohio.
I did not receive any compensation for this post, but did receive a complimentary bottle of OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover to use and review.