Friday, April 29, 2011

DUDE! That was a miracle!!

So A has a shirt she wants to wear later today, and last night as she was trying it on and putting together the Outfit, she spilled something with blueberries in it on this lovely white shirt.

Last night I attacked it with laundry soap (which turned the spot blue instead of purple) and then Shout and then scrubbed it with a toothbrush, all the while being very careful to use cold cold water so as not to set the stain.

This morning the stain had faded considerably but it was still there.

My friend who is visiting from Ottawa, darien-the-commenter, walked into the bathroom and asked what I was doing.

"Trying to get a stain out of this shirt."

"What is it?" she asked.

"Blueberries", I grimaced.

"Oh fruit stains," she says.  And proceeds to pour boiling water over the stain.

People, if you do not have a stubborn fruit stain on something white, I suggest you run right out and get one, just so you can watch the beautiful beautiful miracle of hot water erasing it before your very eyes.

The shirt is in the dryer, the wardrobe crisis has been averted.


Anonymous said...

I'll be honest, the thing that impresses me the most about that story? That darien-the-commenter just HAPPENED to have some boiling water on her at that very moment. Wow.


carolyn said...

And, if boiling water doesn't do it, a few drops of ammonia will, plus it will clear your sinuses out as be careful about that, but it 'always' works on any stain!

LC said...

Hot water works on coffee and tea also, but has to be poured from a height. Interesting trying that!

Anonymous said...

Well, la-di-da, who knew I would be able to try it out so soon. Abby got 2 big raspberry stains on her shirt tonight.

Magic! (of course, J-L wasn't so crazy that I was splashing him with boiling water in order to work the magic.)