HH Project: Bleach Without Bleach

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If your offspring is in any way like mine then you will seem to spend your life in an ever repeating cycle of laundry. No item, neither of mine nor hers, can be worn twice as everything ends up finishing its day out covered in various food products and bodily fluids.

I wash everything in delicate baby skin friendly non-bio and don’t use any bleach or vanish type products. I don’t want things that spend that long in contact with her skin having anything harsh or abrasive in them. This is all well and good but I’ve lost count of the number of items I’ve listed as
“Only in the house” clothes, or thrown out completely, due to the bright orange and yellow stains now adorning them across the top from smeared food and the bottom from smeared… Well… I’m sure you can guess.

This next tip isn’t a home made product and probably doesn’t count as part of this project but is definitely worth sharing.

Hang your item of stained clothing outside: the sun will naturally and gently bleach the stain out. It might take a couple of days and you might have to rewash due to bird poop… As I will with the now de-oranged baby vest currently hanging outside my front door… But the stain will be invisible without the need for bleach!

A related tip, and one I felt very daft for not knowing for so long, when your baby’s vest has said gunge across it and you pull it up over them to get it off whatever offending substance decorating the vest is invariably transferred to their face and hair. Also your hands as you have to unclip the poppers down in the grimey bit. You know the folds of fabric hiding the wider neckline? That’s so you can pull it down from the top and off without sliming your baby’s face or your fingers! Boy did I feel like a goon when I figured that one out!

Enjoy this minimal effort, maximum outcome tip… And if you already knew then feel pleased with yourself. If you didn’t the welcome to the goon club… But pretend you’ve done it all along should anyone ask.

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Thanks as always for reading, and I’ll speak to you soon I hope!


One response to “HH Project: Bleach Without Bleach

  1. Lol!!! You were the one that told me about pulling it down!!! I was a goon!!! But I have since informed two mummies who also didn’t realise! It seems obvious when you know!
    Thank you for sharing it with me all those months ago!



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