Now I’m no domestic goddess but I do enjoy reading all the nifty DIY tips other domesticteers (yes I just made that word up) share on their blogs. And just last week, I found myself in need of one those handy homemade tricks. After spending hours at my desk writing and typing, I lift my right arm for little break only to discover that red ink was all over my arm. Oh I was thankful to see that I had managed to have my sleeve rolled up. So I was off to wash that ink off.
The Ink Stain Returns
Imagine my surprise when I discovered a nice BIG red ink stain on my sleeve as I was preparing to change into my night-clothes. Immediately my mind flashes to all the people who must have seen me walking around with that stained shirt and then I remember. Oh yes it was cold out. Thank goodness because it was cold I had worn a jacket as I was in and out of stores with my sister and niece. But what was I to do about the ink stain that now had a chance to set on my shirt? Off I went to Pinterest to find a list of laundry tricks I read some time ago.
My Saving Grace
Relieved that I found it again but I wasn’t too sure hairspray was going to work and it helped some but it didn’t get all the stain off. So I kept searching for answers. Off I went to One Good Thing by Jillee and tada I find my miracle solution—hand sanitizer. Who knew it was good for something other than stinking up your hand with that awful smell of alcohol cleaning your hands in the absence of soap and water? I sure didn’t. But after letting the hand sanitizer soak over night on the ink stain and washing it out in cold water, I could still see some of it. However, after washing it the shirt looked like new.
What laundry tips have you discovered that work?