I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
When people say that it feels like their laundry doubles (or triples!) when they have a kid, they are not kidding. I’m pretty sure it’s true.
We went from using very little stain remover, to using it every day. We constantly have something soaking in warm water, or stain remover, and I feel like our laundry is never-ending. And we only have one kid! But boy…is he messy. Most meals end with him looking like this:
Messy face, messy hands, and, of course, a messy shirt (and sometimes pants.) And because we don’t have the funds (nor the desire) to buy him a new wardrobe on a regular basis (and we’d like to reuse his clothes someday if we ever have another son), we are always trying to find the best ways to remove stains, yet keep his clothes looking nice still. It’s harder than some might think!
We’ve started using OxiClean Laundry Detergent, as well as the White Revive Stain Remover, and we have really liked it. We’ve always been a fan of the OxiClean stain remover spray, so I wasn’t too surprised. My mom also has been using these products lately, and she said it’s just as good as any of other brands she uses. I, for one, have noticed that the tough stains have come out easier, without compromising the colors.
Just for a little visual, here is a before and after shot of one of his messiest shirts from the past few weeks. This has dirt on it, and cake, and probably a host of other things. I almost just wanted to throw it away (except…it’s one of my favorite shirts of his, so that wasn’t going to fly.) We had just gotten the new OxiClean products, and decided we would treat it with the White Revive Stain Remover (which keeps white, white, and colors bright), and then wash it in the laundry detergent.
And here is the after shot:
There were a few tiny grease stains there before this wash, and it even removed those. It looked practically brand new (minus all the wrinkles!) The laundry detergent alone has stain-fighters in it, and a very pleasant scent. As I mentioned, it’s able to help remove hard-to-get-rid-of stains such as oil, grease, and grass (all three things that little kids constantly are getting on their clothes!) Needless to say, we’re pretty sold on the OxiClean Laundry Line. I especially love the stain remover and that not only does it really keep whites looking as white as they did when you first got them, but it revives the colors as well. It’s able to do this without chlorine (which has many damaging effects), hash fumes, yellowing, or color damage. I truly believe it’s a stain remover every parent should have in their laundry closet.
We’ve also started using their dish washing line, which has been wonderful. We used to get foggy glasses, and the dishes didn’t always clean, but I’ve noticed a huge improvement since we started using the OxiClean 4X Extreme Power Crystals. I haven’t noticed any unsightly residue and the yucky, cloudy film that our typical detergent left, and it has a fantastic fragrance.
I’d love to hear any tips and tricks you have for keeping your kiddos clothes clean!