Sunday, November 27, 2011

Get the Grease Out!

I'm going to guess that WD-40 and Dawn dish soap aren't common in most laundry cabinets but I'm never without both products. If you've ever cooked or even eaten for that matter, you know that accidents are bound to happen. You suddenly find you have a hole in your lip or a precariously balanced forkful of food falls down the front of your shirt at the last minute.

Oil, grease, butter, they all pop and splatter in a hot pan and let's not even talk about how messy it is to cook bacon. Give me blueberries over grease as a tough stain to treat any day, or so I used to think. This tip from The Queen of Clean has saved countless shirts in our house. It doesn't matter if the stain is fresh or if a piece of clothing has already been laundered numerous times, this will remove every trace of any grease or oil stain. It's pretty straight-forward — even my husband has mastered this technique.
  1. spray the stain liberally with WD-40
  2. rub Dawn dish soap into the stain (It does need to be Dawn for the grease fighting properties)
  3. launder
Viola! The stain will "magically" disappear.