Better Budgeting: Stain Remover: Hydrogen Peroxide

Stain Remover: Hydrogen Peroxide

Money Saving Tip of the Month (featured column)
submitted by Cheri Ross of California

A tip for saving money on laundry and replacing clothing is one I learned from my husband. We've been married for 25 years. You can imagine how many loads of laundry our union includes, not to mention our clothing budget!

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My husband is a veterinarian and sometimes gets blood on his smock, shirt and pants. Raising three children added to my struggles in preserving our clothing, towels, and sheets.

A one dollar bottle of hydrogen peroxide has saved us hundreds of dollars.

My husband taught me to pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the bloody stain. You can watch it work as it bubbles without hurting the fabric. You can then wash as normal.

This has worked like magic on all of our washable items, and works for other stains too. It even works after the stain has dried. Although you will have better results if you do it sooner rather than later.

You may also place the peroxide in a clean spray bottle and spray it onto the stain; instead of pouring it. For best results, be generous in your application.

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Note: When using ANY stain remover you may wish to test a hidden spot first; depending on type of fabric and importance of the clothing item being treated.

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