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Invested in a Pair of Pants

May 27th, 2009 at 07:03 am

Without going into detail, my DD1 managed to get grease (and a lot of it) on her fairly new white capri pants over the weekend. Ugh!

My mom suggested bleach. I really try to avoid that stuff. It gives me a headache. Besides it's grease. Don't you have to get it out before you can whiten it? Not sure.

Normally, I use liquid soap for stains. As long as it isn't colored it works pretty well. I started with this, with a fair amount of scrubbing. I also soaked them in a non toxic cleaner. They have been washed twice now, without drying.

Yesterday, I picked up Advanced Shout for heavy duty stains. I paid $2.69. After at least three treatments and a lot of scrubbing the grease stains are a much lighter gray. I'm making progress!! I have hope I can get this grease out.

I did have an alternate plan, if the stains couldn't be removed. Make bermuda shorts!! The stains are low on the inside pant legs, so I would have just cut the stained part off and hemmed.

DD1 is thrilled that she will still have capris. I'm thrilled too. These are lightweight enough to wear in the hot humid weather of Florida!

Thanks Shout! Thanks to me, too! That is a lot of scrubbing. Smile

4 Responses to “Invested in a Pair of Pants”

  1. jillybean Says:

    If it doesn't work---try a product called GOOP. It's originally a hand cleaner and you can find it in the automotive section of Wal-Mart or other stores usually with the other heavy duty hand cleaners. It's only I think 1.99 a container and gets out all sorts of laundry stains (esp. oily, greasy, chocolate). My Dad works on cars and my Mom has sworn by this stuff for years--now me too. Have to work it in really well.

  2. pepperbradford Says:

    Forgive me for asking this. It may be dumb, but just know that I have a "Y" chromosome, so I'm handicapped in these areas.

    Since the pants are white...can't you bleach the stain?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    pepper...read paragraph 2 again. It may be possible, but not my preference.

  4. Campfrugal Says:

    You could die the pants to a different color. At least you could still use them if you can't get the stain out.

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