LAUNDRY TIPS AND STAIN REMOVAL
I have been asked how to stop dye from continuing to bleed from a dark blanket – the only remedy I know is to soak in salt (1 tablespoon of salt to each pint of water). This does not prevent it entirely but should help a bit. Of course, dark colours should always be washed separately to prevent discolouration of other wash.
To stop dark colours from “bleeding”, fill the washer with cold water and white vinegar.
Contributed by “Riccilyn”
If you know of any other remedies please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to emphasise – this should only be done with a wet/dry vacuum cleaner
Thank you Wendy
Courtesy of Mary Goff – thanks
Thanks to Tia Williams
Thank you “amazonerin”
All the above tips are courtesy of “Siren” of the USA.
Nick Wareham www.Kentcleaningsolutions.co.uk
Our thanks to Mrs. Joy Skinner for the following tips:-
HINT: save any of those “SILICA GEL” packets you get with many boxed items (especially small electrical goods and fancy goods), and save them in an air-tight packet. Use them in any box or other storage container that you may want to store in the basement or loft, especially over winter.
One item I had trouble with was a desk-fan that started to show rust-spots on the fan-blade guards. The SILICA GEL may have prevented this if I had thought to pack them in the bag, and stored them better.
More little gems you may well find useful and/or of interest –
When installing a toilet roll the hanging paper should be close to the wall; not away from it.
This is because when you ladies actually wore dresses or skirts, having the paper close to the wall would prevent it getting caught up in the dress or skirt material in the close confines of some loos.
Patterned pillow cases look very strange when in use because the ignorant manufacturer does not know how to lay pillows.
On a double/queen/king size bed, the open end of the pillow cases should be in the middle and face each other. This way, any untidiness or poor quality pillows is hidden from view.
It may sound like ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, but it does look so much smarter.
Moist toilet wipes are great for removing a multitude of spills and stains from most clothing and carpets.
Laundry and such
Other uses for vinegar.
There are many