Lynne the Laundry Lady Tackles Bar B Q Sauce

BBQ SlobDid you party a little too hard over Labor Day weekend? Missed your mouth while eating some oh so good barbecue? Lynne the Laundry Lady has some advice on removing that stubborn stain.

  1. Remove excess sauce.

2. Working from the back of the stain, flush with cold water to dilute the stain.

3. Pretreat with a liquid laundry detergent, tamp the stain, and let stand for several minutes.

4. Rinse well.

5. Sponge the stain with white vinegar, and then rinse well.

6. Repeat Steps 3 to 5 until you have removed as much stain as possible.

7. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover, and then launder with bleach that’s safe for the fabric.

8. If the stain remains, rub with a liquid laundry detergent, and then soak in warm water for up to 30 minutes.

9. Launder.

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Lynne the Laundry Lady is tougher than grass stains!

Grass StainsYou know what time it is! Since Chicago only has 2 seasons, you have to enjoy warm weather any time you can. We all want to run outside, set up our grills in the park or backyards and enjoy friends.

Whether its for Frisbee, people watching or just plain chillaxin (chilling and relaxing), all this fun happens on carpet of green grass. Grass that is plush to walk in likes to leave you with nice souvenirs of the fun you had.

No worries, Lynne the Laundry Lady is Tougher than Grass. Those stains are no match for her!

1)      Remove excess stain by brushing. If you haven’t done it by now, invest in a toothbrush just for this purpose.

2)      Use your laundry detergent to pre-treat the stain for at least 20 minutes. Use old toothbrush again to rub detergent into stain.

3)      Wash in warm water. A laundry booster or detergent with bleach is recommended.

4)      Repeat steps if any traces of the stain remain.

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Lynne the Laundry Lady’s Common Sense Stain Fighting Tips!

Gotta Question ask Lynne the Laundry Lady General Stain Guidlines:

  • Treat stains promptly. Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones. If the stain is on a nonwashable fabric, take it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible, and describe the nature of the stain and the fiber content of the garment.
  • Read and carefully follow package directions when using any stain removal product.
  • Always test stain removers on an inside seam or other hidden part of garment for color fastness. To test, apply product and let stand 2-5 minutes, then rinse. If color changes, do not use product on garment.
  • When using a bleach, do not try to bleach just one area of garment; bleach the entire garment to prevent uneven color removal.
  • When treating, place stained area face down on a clean paper towel or white cloth. Apply stain remover to the underside of the stain, forcing stain off the fabric surface instead of through it.
  • Never put chemical dry-cleaning solvents directly into washer.
  • Thoroughly rinse and air dry areas treated with dry-cleaning solvents before placing in washer, to avoid a fire.
  • Do not mix stain removal products together. Some mixtures, such as ammonia and chlorine bleach, can produce noxious fumes.
  • Always launder washable items after treating to remove residues of the stain and the stain remover.
  • Have patience; it takes a little extra time and effort to remove some stains.
  • Remember, some stains cannot be removed.

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Wine Can’t Win Against Lynne the Laundry Lady!

Shocked woman spilled red wine onto white shirt

Lynne the Laundry Lady knows how to get out tough stains, especially those that come when the bubbly flows. When the wine and Champagne flows, a “woops” is likely to happen.

This is a 2 step stain removal.

While you are out:

1) While stain is still wet, immediately blot (not rub) to absorb excess liquid.

2) Press the tip onto the stain several times to release some stain remover solution.

3) Rub tip gently across stain to remove it. When necessary, add more liquid and continue to rub gently.

4) Important: If treated area will be exposed to direct sunlight, wipe with damp cloth or napkin to remove excess solution.

When you get home:

1) Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.

2) Pretreat with Tide® Liquid. Pour Tide on to cover stain and let set for 20 minutes.

3) Wash in warm water with 1 use of Tide. Try Tide® Powder or Tide® with Bleach Powder.

4) If stain remains, repeat steps before drying.

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Lynne the Laundry Lady’s stain fighting tips for the 4th of July.

Picnic Food

Independence Day in America. For many of us the 4th of July will be filled with food, family and great fun. 4th of July stains are also a big part of the Holiday.  That’s why Lynne is giving you great stain fighting tips to keep  your laundry in great shape.

Barbacue Sauce:

Because barbacue sauce tends to be oily, we recommend pre-treating the stain with a stain remover. Then rub with a heavy-duty liquid detergent or a paste made of powdered detergent and water. Scrub stain lightly and rinse in hot water. Wash in hot water and detergent along with an all-fabric bleach.

Mustard:

Let garment dry completely with stain. Remove the excess mustard by scraping off with a knife. Do not rub the garment. Treat the stain by soaking with liquid laundry detergent and then rinse. Wash in cool water. Do not dry the garment if the stain remains. Repeat the steps above until stain is removed.

Ketchup:

Wash the garment using detergent in the hottest water. Pay attention to fabric recommendations for water temperature. Treat stains on white garments with bleach. Use color-safe bleach for colored fabrics.

Baked Beans:

Remove excess beans from garment. Turn garment inside out and run cold water on back of stain or garment. Apply liquid detergent to stain and rub gently. Repeat until stain no longer appears. Wash in detergent.

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Lynne the Laundry Lady Tells Lipstick to Kiss Off.

Lynne the Laundry Lady and Lipstick

Lipstick stains can be the result of a friendly hug, a warm embrace, or Cupid’s arrow. Either way, they can be a pain to remove. Follow Lynne the Laundry Lady’s advice and keep your collar clean:

Removing Lipstick Stains:

When it comes to removing lipstick stain, the most important thing to do is to blot, instead of rubbing. If you take a clean, dry terry cloth and blot the area well, this will remove much of the stain and the oils in the lipstick. Do not rub it in as this will just push the stain further into the fabric and it is likely to cause it to smear, making a larger and more difficult stain to clean.

Here is what you should do first:

1.Use clean white paper towels or a terry cloth to blot the stain as much as possible.

2.When this no longer helps, apply cold water to the stain to keep it from setting.

3.When you can, the sooner the better, use mild detergent on the stained area. Work into the stain gently.

4.Rinse with cold water.

5.Apply a pre treatment to the stained area. Allow to sit for ten minutes, but do not allow to dry.

6.Launder as directed by the label on the clothing. Do not dry in dryer, but allow to air dry to insure the stain is completely removed.

If the stains happens when you are not at home, blot out as much of the stain as possible, making sure not to rub it further into the fabric. Then, rinse the stain with cold water. Wash the stained area as soon as you can when you get home. Most of the time, lipstick stains will come out unless it goes untreated for too long.

Heavy Duty Lipstick Stain Removers:

If the mild detergent solution I mentioned above does not remove the stain, here are some other cleaning solutions to successfully remove a lipstick stains as well.

Alcohol:

Did you know that rubbing alcohol can be quite helpful with removing lipstick? Apply rubbing alcohol to a terry cloth. Then, dab onto the lipstick stain. Use a terry cloth to blot up the stain removed by the alcohol. Make sure you pre treat and wash as directed by the label to insure that the oils come out completely.

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