Friday, August 23, 2013

Resolve Tip Exchange & CONTEST!

My Kids Covered in Chocolate, Playing Inside a Giant Box!
I thought I'd share with you this vintage photo of my kids playing inside an oversized cardboard box, covered in chocolate, while at the same time inexplicably brushing their teeth.  I can never remember where the chocolate or the box came from, but the kids look wild and excited!  Everytime I look at this photo, I say to myself: "Those kids are filthy!"  

I have to admit that back when this photo was taken, I did not get the stains out that you see in the photo, and they kind of faded over time wash after wash--but never fully disappeared.  My method was really simple: I just washed stained clothing with regular laundry detergent and hoped for the best.  Whites I would bleach to get clean, and I would use very badly stained clothing as cleaning rags.  Food stains on my kids' clothing was (and is) by far the most common stain that I encountered in day-to-day life.

When I really needed to get rid of serious stains, I would either take the clothing to a dry cleaner or check for online help, which was hit-and-miss.  So it is with excitement that I tell you about a great new resource for stains,  Resolve® Tip Exchange!  There you can ask a question about stains, share a tip about stains...and WIN prizes (more below)!  In regards to a good stain-treating tip, here's one below regarding Resolve!
Resolve Treats Tough Stains - Find It At Your Local Store!
Fact!  You can use Resolve powder to pre-treat especially tough stains, like chocolate, grass, grease and more!  Just mix it with some warm water into a paste, and apply it to the stain!  To make it even easier, Resolve includes a clever scoop with nobbles on the bottom in order to work it right into the stain.

 1. Mix ¼ scoop of Resolve powder with ¾ scoop of warm water  (it’s easiest to mix it all up in the scoop).
 2. Apply some paste to the stain and leave it for 5 minutes.
 3. Use the knobbled scoop to work the paste gently into the stain.
 4. Add the stained piece of clothes to the rest of the wash load, add detergent as usual, and simply wash!

Share your own stain removing tips on the new Resolve® Tip Exchange website, and you'll be entered for a chance to win 1 of 12 weekly prizes of $250 AND the grand prize of $5000!  Woo-hoo, for that amount of money you can hire your own butler to do the laundry for you (joke)!  GOOD LUCK!  

What was the worst stain you ever had to deal with, and were you successful in getting rid of it?

Disclosure: I am part of the Resolve® Tip Exchange Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Oh my goodness! Your kids are adorable! Interesting thing about Resolve is that it's the only stain remover my MIL uses and trusts! That says A LOT! :)

    1. Thanks Christine! I'm glad to say that the kids are much gentler on their clothing now--except for my middle child!

  2. We have had some pretty grimy stains here too

  3. Kids will be kids! I have never use Resolve, so it's on my grocery list now. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have never heard of Resolve before, but I may have to try it out the next time we have a big stain.

  5. We love Resolve. I have used Resolve products for a very long time and have always stood by them! This is a great post!

  6. I find banana stains are horrible. Realizing this for the first time (when my daughter was a baby) was quite surprising, since bananas have such an innocuous colour. But then they turn that awful brown colour when squished into clothing - yuck. Pre-treating/soaking definitely helps.

    1. Banana stains on baby clothing are awful, I totally agree Manager to Mom!

    2. I am a new/first time mom of a 6.5 month old. We started introducing solids last month, and boy was I surprised when his bibs came out still looking icky because of the bananas and that was after putting some really good spot remover on it. I had no idea. Have you guys tried using Resolve on bananas? If so, how did it work?

    3. Kayla, I hadn't tried Resolve yet when my kids were at that stage. Perhaps you'd like to give it a try?

  7. thanks! Kaelyns at a age now where everything gets on her clothes and the worst is the little dots of marker on her shirts


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