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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Good news on laundry ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 6/11/12 7:19 PM

Good old Oxyclean (NAYY) - another endorsement here. I have used it to get antiperspirant stains out of DH's shirts, but the whole issue of soaking separately was a bit of a pain and the stains kept reappearing even with the stain-free antiperspirant. Since I didn't feel like tossing all of his shirts, I threw some OC in with the wash. It didn't take them out completely until the 2nd wash, but it did it! Yay, because getting my DH to shop for clothes is worse than pulling teeth.

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Date: 6/11/12 8:08 PM

Thanks! Speaking of laundry I still just throw the clothing in and pour my detergent on top then borax or oxyclean on top of that. But that is a no no I understand...need to first put in the detergent then the water let it mix a bit then the clothing....45 years of doing it wrong...bah!!!!

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Date: 6/11/12 10:26 PM

Read that on the box, tried it once or twice, decided it took too much time for the washer to fill and went back to my old ways. The detergent can mix just as well on TOP of the clothes.Thirty years of doing it wrong here.

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Date: 6/11/12 10:44 PM

Another fan here. I sometimes have to use it on my DH's shirts too for the same reason Tourist does.

I use oxyclean all the time for the whites - and stained coloured items too.

I have a sanitize cycle on my front load washer. I use this cycle for my whites and dish towels/ cloths. I mix the oxyclean in with the detergent and let her go. My whites get really clean. If DH has done a real number on his much beloved white socks I also have a presoak cycle that I can use the oxyclean alone. Before I got this washer, my dish cloths frequently did not get that clean or that yucky dishcloth smell did not go away. Oxyclean no problem!!

I love this stuff!

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Date: 6/11/12 11:05 PM

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. . . I still just throw the clothing in and pour my detergent on top then borax or oxyclean on top of that.

I learned the hard way to stop doing that, several years ago. I ruined some clothes and fabric yardage by pouring liquid Tide in on top of my laundry, then letting it fill. Streaks appeared on my fabric that never came out. I had to toss the yardage --- it was ruined --- as well as the clothing. I went back to putting detergent in first.
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Date: 6/11/12 11:47 PM

It is brilliant on DH's ballroom stuff. The white tie and removable collars are really nasty after a day or a day and a night of dancing in a wool jacket. Drop them into a bit of hot water and Oxy and they are brilliant white again.

In the front loader they say Oxy first, then laundry and it seems to work well. In the old top loader I did eventually learn to put detergent in first and let the water run at least a bit. Especially with the old powders it helped get them dissolved and not leave bits on dark clothes.

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Date: 6/12/12 0:26 AM

I understand that if you put the detergent on top ...if you go to a nightclub with black lights your clothing will show the detergent streaks. Since I don't go to nightclubs...well, at least I'm safe on that score. Doris, your experience is why the box always says to put in the detergent then the water then the clothes...but what a hassle!!! Suppose I need an electric shock if I do it wrong to retrain me!!!

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Date: 6/12/12 2:00 AM

Oxyclean doesn't seem to work as well here as it did in Ohio... think it's the water.

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Date: 6/12/12 7:32 AM

Thanks for this rec!

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Date: 6/12/12 8:34 AM

What a timely thread...I just discovered the wonders of Oxyclean this week! My whites are looking much whiter! I feel so domestic! LOL I actually started using it on my carpet. Someone tripped up the stairs carrying a cup of cocoa or coffee, some dribbles of this and that along the way and the Oxyclean is doing a great job!

Perspiration stains: I had heard that they are caused by not letting the deodorant dry before putting the shirt on.

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