Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bye Bye Stains

My kids are messy. When they eat, sauces have a way of ending up all over their clothes. If it doesn't occur accidentally, you can be sure one of my children will wipe their mouth with a sleeve. Their messiness extends beyond the kitchen and dining room. Sam draws on his clothes (and his body) daily. Logan is a little neater unless he's playing outside. I never know what kind of stain I'll be facing as I load my washing machine. I don't grab the stain sticks, I just toss them in and hope for the best. I sort clean clothes into two stacks. Play clothes, which feature a few stains here and there, and "good" clothes, which are acceptable for wearing in public. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try All Oxi-Active. I have never tried All laundry detergent before so I had no idea if this was going to go well. I always smell the detergent I'm using first. If I don't love it, I don't use it. If smells clean. Not heavily perfumed like it's trying to cover odors though. It's light and fresh. My only complaint is the cap. I had a hard time trying to see the full line on the cup. I guessed and poured when I did my laundry. I probably used a little more than I should have. I tested this detergent until my bottle ran out. It says 28 loads, but I probably did 24 or 25. I tested it on grass stains, grease, tomato sauces, mustard, and dirt. I also tested it on ink, washable markers, and washable paint. I expected some, maybe even most of the stains to come out. I was really shocked to see that all the stains disappeared. All Oxi-Active really impressed me. I've bought more since I completed my review. It's nice to know that All can stand up to all of our tough stains. I no longer feel guilty about not pretreating stains because I know All Oxi-Active will take care of it! GIVEAWAY!!!!!! I have two bottles to give away to one reader!!! To enter, leave a comment and tell me about your worst laundry nightmares! Follow me (facebook/twitter/google/networked blogs) for one extra entry (one for each follow). Links on sidebar! US readers only, giveaway ends midnight July 20, 2010. Good Luck!
Disclosure: Samples received in order to complete this review. No monetary compensation received and honest opinions given.

104 comments:

nightowl said...

My worst laundry nightmare was when my daughter had left felt pens in her coat pocket and I forgot to check when I put it in the washing machine.

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Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

My worst laundry nightmare was when I was shaking a quart of paint to accent trim the laundry room. I shook the can to mix up the paint and quickly found the cover wasn't on tight covering my non-painting clothes (and everything else) with paint.

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rosie said...

good luck to everyone

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Shannon A. said...

my worst laundry nightmare was when I found a container of acrylic paint that had come open during the washing cycle and stained the whole load of clothes. My daughter did that load....

5webs said...

Even though I have been doing laundry for many, many years, I am seemingly unable to makes whites white, or to keep them white if they start out white. Mine don't yellow, they are always gray.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

wahsed a sharpie and it stuck in the dryer thru several loads

brandy said...

Okay...True Story. I apologize, but it is pretty gross! I have a 6 month old daughter, and I am pregnant again. I am having awful morning sickness,and the other day, I was feeding her in her Bumbo seat. (Which was on the floor on top of a quilt.) I also had a throw blanket in my lap, as we like to keep the house chilly.(Preggo hot flashes,lol) Anyway, I was feeding my daughter, and out of nowhere, I projectile vomited all over her, all over myself, and all over both blanets that were nearby. It made for laundry disaster! Laundry detergent is something we use a TON of here...Thanks for the chance.

brandy said...

I follow on GFC...Oh, forgot to mention in my laundry story that the baby was already covered in baby food (she likes to make a mess) and by the time my hubby picked up the pukey Bumbo and carried it with the baby to the tub, she had pooed in her diaper, too. So my husband had a terrible laundry experience! But only a great guy would clean up after all that without complaining!

brandy said...

I sent a friend request on FB. User Brandy Leigh Nelson. Can you tell I really want this detergent?lol...My husband was happy I ran across it!

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Denise S. said...

My worst laundry nightmare is the kids eating all over my king sized comforter and getting sticky lollipop stuff and spilled chocolate milk all over it. Then trying to get that huge thing clean all crammed tight into the machine.

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cdziuba said...

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cstironkat said...

Greasy dirt from my husband's job as a maintainance mechanic.

Stephanie said...

It is paint from school art projects
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rah267 said...

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I have trouble finding detergents that dont mess with my sensitive skin

llinda29 said...

worst laundry nightmares are grease

Susan said...

My worst laundry nightmare is spaghetti sauce in my kid's white clothes.
Susan
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Coffee and tomato sauce

Jean said...

Every month, trying to get the menstrual blood out of my daughter's undies

sksweeps said...

My worst laundry nightmare is when I'm making blackberry jam... and forget that I'm wearing a white tee shirt! D'uh! LOL - I *try* to remember to wear dark blue... but don't always succeed!

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Deborah said...

My worst laundry nightmare is actually my husband, who wears white tee shirts to work on his gokart. So then I have a white tee shirt with ground in grease, dirt and rust on it. Ick! Give me toddler stains any day!

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Kimberly said...

My worst laundry nightmare was when I accidently washed and dryed a tube of chapstick. Set in grease stains on everything!
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Benita said...

My worst nightmare was trying to get blood out of dress slacks.

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GabbyLowe said...

My worst experience was when a diaper got in the wash and all the gell came out all over everything

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Meet the Browns said...

The worst was when I washed a lipstick left in a pocket! NOOOO!

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Louis said...

worst nightmare was not checking pockets and accidently washing a crayon with the load

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paula michele said...

Mine is when the kids don't tell me about a spill or stain on their clothes. The clothes will be watched and dried before I notice. It's terrible to try to get out then. Chocolate seems to be the worst.

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Fionen said...

My worst laundry nightmare is when I get a brand new shirt and spill something on it the first time I wear it.

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TXsunlover said...

My worst laundry problems are hubby's work clothes.
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terri142 said...

My worst laundry nightmare is ground in red dirt and grass stains from the baseball fields my sons play on.

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Charkes said...

It's dry here in Colorado. Nose bleed + nice shirt = horrible laundry disaster.

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Gail said...

Cute and Creative website!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!Look forward to following you in the future!!!gailpisani777@gmail.com

Erin said...

My worst laundry nightmare was when I washed a tube of lipstick with light colored clothing. What a mess! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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Rachel said...

My worst nightmare is forgetting to check the care tag and putting a wool sweater in the wash...again

hallie said...

My daughter eats mac n cheese allmost everyday for lunch (Amy's gluten free).. very good, but the cheese sauce somehow makes it all ooover her outfit of the day!

hallie said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

My husband left a pen in his pocket, and I forgot to check! Thanks!

Valancia said...

My worst laundry stains are grease, blood, mud and grass

susan1215 said...

My worst laundry nightmare is when a pen exploded and I had blue ink and my clothes.

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MidgetMomma said...

my worst laundry nightmare is when my husband does the laundry and mixes the darks with the colors and then adds bleach!

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mail4rosey said...

Well water (even with a water softener) is my worst laundry night mare.

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Emmy Coffee said...

I was very young and was trying to clean up the house for my mother which included doing laundry. I shrunk her favorite sweater! I felt so horrible!

MAC Mom said...

My worst laundry nightmare was when my husband put a pink tank top in with the white load.

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ccboobooy(charity) said...

My son left at piece of chocolate candy in his pants pocket, and it made it way into the laundry with the whites.


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missrantsypants said...

Growing up with my dad doing my laundry was a nightmare. He's a wonderful man, and means well, but everything came out shrunk, or with bleach spots.



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FDP 4 Life said...

my husband has a lawn service, the grass stains are hard to get out
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annemarie562000 said...

The worst are dirt and grass stains!

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...our worst (recurring) laundry nightmare happens when my wife makes her homemade Marinara Sauce, and it inevitably ends up on our napkins, tablecloths, and, naturally, my shirt !

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amy16323 said...

my worst laundry nightmare is when i stained all my clothes.brand new clothes
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Nancy S. said...

My worst laundry nightmare is when someone decides to do the laundry for me and washes and dries my cashmere sweater with my jeans.

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Gianna said...

Cleaning kids clothes with diarrhea.. bleeecch!