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Old 09-24-2010, 01:40 PM   #11
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Borax...yes the 20 mule team variety! Soak clothing in hot water and 1/2 cup of borax BEFORE washing it!!!! Then I add borax to the wash, too. I, too, have a tough time remembering to wear one of my many aprons. And I usually cook in my PJ's.
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Aprons are for girls

Get a set of cooking clothes that you only wear when you cook. Then you can stain them all you want and not care.
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I have a related issue actually. Mine is bleach and my memory. For some reason, when I use bleach I seem to get some of it on my clothes. The problem is, I don't think to put on something old. I seem to always be wearing a new shirt or pants (or not new, but with no stains, etc.).

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I always manage to get bleach spots on my black t-shirts, the ones with the funny sayings...Rub a dub laundry markers!!!
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Borax...yes the 20 mule team variety! Soak clothing in hot water and 1/2 cup of borax BEFORE washing it!!!! Then I add borax to the wash, too.
I completely forgot about Borax. Mom used to use that all the time. Funny how we forget about the TNT methods. I may just have to give some a try myself.
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BTW - Happy Friday everyone! Looks like quiet a gang here this afternoon.
Happy Friday...it's the first Friday I've had off from work in years. I'll try to liven things up, if I get a second cup of coffee!!!

Shrek is off to buy another guitar...like he needs one more guitar.
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I completely forgot about Borax. Mom used to use that all the time. Funny how we forget about the TNT methods. I may just have to give some a try myself.
Shrek was a baker for many years and his white uniforms always had oily stains that would actually burn in the dryer. I tried everything before I remembered borax and presoaking in a dishpan of hot water.
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I always manage to get bleach spots on my black t-shirts, the ones with the funny sayings...Rub a dub laundry markers!!!
I had a pair of light blue maternity pants (obviously 30 years ago!) that had a little bleached out spot. I happened to have a light blue crayon lying around that was the exact same color, so whenever I wore them, I just colored that little spot in and no one ever knew.

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P.S. Andy--also try a degreasing dishsoap, such as Dawn. The tips you have gotten so far (borax, etc.) are pretty good ones.
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Yeah, you guys are a lot of help.

Let's see, I should cook naked so the sizzling hot grease that hits my shirt can now land directly on my naked flesh. Really good idea.

If I don't think to, or take the time to put on an apron, what makes you think I'd put on cooking clothes?

BTW, "man up and do your own laundry'... really? First of all, I'm not allowed to touch the laundry except for the load if kitchen towels and dish cloths I do for myself. Second, If I'm asking for help for the family laundry expert, what chance do I have of getting things clean??

Although, the "immerse your clothing oil" idea may nave some merit.

All kidding aside, I'll pass along the Oxi clean and borax ideas along with the combo pre soaks etc.

Thanks guys for the tips and the laughs.

PS: If I cooked any slower, we'd be eating Sunday dinners on Tuesdays.
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