We could all stand to get our clothes a little cleaner. And if you have kids at home, you want to do everything you can to ensure those spills don’t end up turning into permanent stains. If you want cleaner laundry overall, better stain removal — even lower energy bills — here are some tips that will help you achieve all three.
1. Soak Spills Right Away
Whatever has been spilled on your favorite pants or your daughter’s favorite shirt, you can’t go wrong with soaking that stain, immediately. If you let a spill dry, it’ll be much harder to get the stain out. Just soak the item in a bucket of water with a little bit of your detergent until you can get to it. Generally speaking, you should let any stain soak before treating it with other methods.