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How to get rid of butter, cream, and fatty stains

1. If the item is washable, blot with paper towels to remove as much as possible.

2.Use an oxygen based presoak designed for removing grease stains before washing in warm water and a powdered laundry detergent which contains an oxygen bleach. (Oxygenated detergent additives work well.)

3. Dishwashing detergent will break up light oil. Wash badly stained items using small loads and a full water level. Do not overload washer.

Note: If the item is not washable, again blot with paper towels to remove as much as possible. Sponge it with a spot stain remover or dry cleaning fluid.

Remember, if all else fails, you can always put your clothes on a strict low-calorie diet and exercise regiment!


Stain Removal for Vampires, Serial Killers, And Sweeney Todd

I hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween! Unfortunately, all of the blood, guts, and gore may have left behind some gruesome blood stains. Here are a few tips & tricks so you don’t have to walk around looking like a vampire or serial killer:


For fresh or dried blood on materials that do not require dry cleaning, first try saturating the stained area with liquid laundry detergent. If the stain comes out, then launder as usual. (This even works on white fabrics and cotton sheets). If the stain doesn’t come out:

  1. Place area in question in a small container, pour Hydrogen Peroxide over the spot, allow to foam.
  2. When foaming stops, check item.
  3. If stain still evident, repeat step #1.
  4. If clean, rinse with water.
  5. Launder as usual

For Delicate Fabrics

  • Soak the stained garment in cold water for 10 minutes to half an hour. You can pre-treat the stain by dabbing it with shampoo or bubble bath but this usually isn’t needed if the stain is fresh. After soaking, pour some liquid soda crystals onto the stain and scrub with a nailbrush. This should totally remove the stain. Now you can wash the garment as you normally would in the washing machine.

Here is a great technique for when you need to remove blood stains in a hurry or on the go:

  1. Take two sheets of tissue (the thicker the better).
  2. Soak one sheet in water.
  3. Fold the other sheet so that it covers the stained area.
  4. Place the dry sheet underneath the stained area.
  5. Place the wet sheet on top of the stained area and apply pressure.
  6. The dry sheet underneath will automatically soak up the stain.

Other Tips & Tricks

  • Spray Windex window cleaner on the stain before laundering. Lightly scrub window cleaner into fabric with an old toothbrush. Launder with regular detergent. If heavily stained, repeat the process again before drying garment.
  • Soak the bloodstain in a bowl of water with an effervescent denture cleanser tablet for about 15-60 minutes. Then wash as usual.
  • Salt water on washable fabrics works great for bloodstains.
  • You can try using a bar of Lava soap. Just rub it on under running water a few times, and then use a stain remover like Shout. Wait for 20 minutes or so. Put it in the washer and the stain should be gone. Recommended for khakis and jeans because it won’t take the color from the fabric.
  • Try spitting on the blood stain and then putting it in a cold wash. There is an enzyme in that saliva that helps break up your own blood. Treat the stain as soon as possible for the best results.
  • Pour lemon juice over the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then use a laundry pre-treatment spray or stick. Rinse it out in lukewarm to cool water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
  • To remove a very stubborn bloodstain, try white wine vinegar. Always rinse very well afterwards and towel dry.
  • Never use hot water. It will “set” the stain. Use cold water to rinse and wash blood stains.

Who is The Laundry Chef?

I am Ray Wall, a loving husband and proud father of five children. I was born and raised in a small city in New Jersey. As the oldest of six, in a low income, single parent home, I naturally became the “man of the house” and entered the working world at a young age to provide for my family. I have worked several jobs over the years including being a chef, EMT (emergency medical technician), registered nurse, and pediatric home-care nurse. Currently, I reside in Philadelphia as I begin a new chapter in my life as an entrepreneur and small business owner.

I am The Laundry Chef, the owner of Got Laundry. I’m not the smallest guy, so when people discover that I do the laundry for a living they are usually pretty curious as to why I’m not an athlete, construction worker, or [insert any other “masculine” profession here]. Well, Laundry became my passion out of necessity. For years my wife and I had an on going dispute as to who was going to tackle the monstrous laundry pile for our family of seven – sound familiar? Finally, one day I decided to take action, or admit defeat to the tower of t-shirt terror, and end the long battle by taking the responsibility of doing ALL the laundry…ALL the time…for the ENTIRE family. (Relax guys, I know it might sound crazy, but you know the saying, “Happy wife, Happy Life!”)

After a few months of doing the laundry, I was hooked! Something just clicked. It was almost like going to an AA meeting, “Hello everyone. I am Ray Wall, and I’m addicted to laundry!” (Hi, Ray!). Doing the laundry to me was no longer a chore, but something I looked forward to. Getting out tough stains was like figuring out how to solve a puzzle or create a new recipe.  And with five kids and a wife who is a nurse, you can imagine the plethora of stains I encountered. So the Laundry Chef was born! I constantly researched and  figured out new and innovative recipes to remove stains, keep those whites whiter, and those brights brighter!

It was a natural step to start Got Laundry? since I was already a laundry addict turned Laundry Chef. I figured who doesn’t always seem to have a ton of laundry? Nudist colonies. But other than them, we all do. So I was on a mission to create an affordable, convenient, and hassle free service to end all of the household debates over who is going to do the laundry…the answer: Got Laundry?

Got Laundry?

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