Since both my kids have started nursery I feel like I’m constantly getting stains out of their clothes. What makes this harder is the fact that the stains sits on their clothes all day.Until I get home and try to get it out.
Does anyone else get nappy bags full of dirty clothes or just me ? A sign of a good day I suppose !
I don’t mind at all that their clothes come home dirty because let’s face it kids get messy . I just didn’t notice it as much before they went to nursery. Mainly because I would try to get the stain out as soon as it happened. This I have found is the best way to get stains out .
I have been finding more and more than their clothes just haven’t been salvageable because the stain had settled in the clothes. This results in me throwing away so many clothes. Which when you have two kids to cloth, isn’t something you want to be doing . I was finding especially with Alby that as soon as I was getting him new clothes. He was needing new ones as they were just covered in food stains. Mainly tomato based ones that are really stubborn.
The other thing that’s generally all over Ava’s clothes is paint and felt pens . Ava spends most of her time at nursery doing some kind of craft . It doesn’t matter if she wears an approx she ends up with paint all over her. Normally around the neck line from where she has taken her apron off before washing her hands !!
Thankfully we have recently been sent some Ace product to try . I have used the Ace for colours in the past and it’s my go to stain remover but I have never used the Ace stain remover so I was interested to see if this worked just as well.
For the less tough stains I have been spraying the kids clothes with the stain remover and putting them straight in the wash . This alone lifted so many of the stains out and with little effort from myself . Which when you have kids anything that saves time and energy is a winner.
For the harder stains I have been using the Ace for colours. I find it best if I run some hot water In the sink then apply the Ace for colours onto the stain and massage it into the fabric with the Hot water.9/10 I can see the stain come from the clothes In front of my eyes. I then pop some of the Ace spray on and pop it in the wash . If it’s a particularly harsh stain I will also pop some of the Ace for colours in the wash with the clothes. This also helps to keep the colours bright.
Over the last few weeks I have been able to get the following stains out by using either or both of the Ace products along with our normal detergent.
- Makeup ( out of my work trousers)
- Poo explosion off Alby’s baby grow
- Grease from cooking
- Spaghetti and bean sauce
It required minimal effort and I have noticed I’m having to throw less clothes away due to less stains now that I’m using both of the Ace products. Also unlike some stain removers I have used In the past these Ace products don’t hinder the clothes . They don’t turn bobbly or loose colour . They look just as good as when you brought them. That’s once they have been washed of all the kiddy mess of course !
What is your number one product for getting stains out your clothes ?
This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchool Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.
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