Adventures in Clean
|July 26, 2012||Filed under Sponsored|
In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a mother comes to understand that life is full of messy adventures. This inspired the makers of Frigidaire Affinity® front load washing machine to help families spend less time on laundry and more time together as a family.
Do you have family members who always destroy white shirts? Do you tend to throw stained garments away than dealing with them at all? If so, I would recommend taking a look at some of Frigidaire’s very own Tara Aronson’s laundry tips:
Smudges, drips, drops and smears – no matter what their source, the key to keeping them from ruining your favorite shorts or T-shirt is to take quick action – before it gets a chance to dry. For most fabrics, this means blotting up the excess or rinsing the discolored area with cold water (hot can set a stain.) Don’t rub: this spreads the spot and grinds it deeper into the fabric.
Summer spills are especially tough. Here’s how to remove the five most common:
Scrape off as much of the colorful surface as possible using a plastic picnic knife. Apply laundry detergent directly on the stained area. Gently rub the detergent into the fabric then let sit several minutes. Launder using the hottest water the fabric can handle – or the Sanitize setting of your Frigidaire Affinity washer. Dry as usual.
2. Iced coffee.
Sponge the stained area with cold water. Apply a pretreater to the blight. Wash as usual and air dry.
Prewash the garment in warm water in your washing machine –the Rinse & Spin cycle on your Affinity washer – and a laundry detergent containing enzymes. Launder as usual (normal setting) with detergent and chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If the garment’s care label instructions advise against it, use oxygen (color safe) bleach instead. Dry as usual.
Soak for a minute or so in cold water. Remove excess water, and then apply a pretreater directly on the stained area. Wash with detergent as usual. Air dry. Do not place in the dryer until the blight is completely gone – otherwise the stain is likely to set.
5.Chocolate (or chocolate ice cream).
Prewash the garment in warm water with a laundry detergent that contains enzymes using the Affinity’s Rinse & spin setting. Launder as usual, using the washing machine’s Normal setting. Dry as usual.
Frigidaire has made a $750,000 commitment to Save the Children. Want to know how you can help? Visit Frigidaire on Facebook to share your personal Adventures in Clean. In turn, Frigidaire will donate $1 to to the cause. Participating can also help you win the Affinity® washer and dryer.
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