Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes

Hints from Mistress Heloise

I've never been a terribly domestic type. Nor do I wear white very often at all. So while taking a load of clothes out of the dryer, coming across one of Trin's white shirts which had a now-firmly-set-in tomato sauce stain down the front elicited an "auuugh, FACK!" from me.

Shout: Nothing.
Spray-n-wash: Nada.
Bleach: Zip.

I turned to the internets, fully expecting to find out I was hosed. After a while I stumbled across an old home remedy that I figured was worth trying before giving up. I viciously soaked the stains in lemon juice, ground salt into them, and staked the offending garment out in the Texas sun, cackling evilly.

By the time Trin and I got back from shopping a couple hours later, the stains were completely gone. I was astounded.

I never knew laundry responded well to torture methods. Housework is about to get more interesting!
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