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So last month, I thought I picked a doozy when I decided to up the ante on my Tide #GetsItOut Jam Stain Challenge and used blueberry as well as strawberry.Tide removes over 100 stains in one wash and I didn’t think that tomatoes and tomato soup sounded like much of a challenge after that, until I faced this (reader discretion advised *gag*):
Truthfully, if this was real life and not a test, this shirt would have gone straight in the garbage. Want to know what happened?
It seems that as she approaches the wise old age of 7, common sense is setting in. I had originally asked Chelsea to wear the t-shirt and make a mess of it. Her response? And I quote, “no way, are you crazy?”. I even asked her again and got nothing but ‘the look’. She was still game to help me make a mess though, so we went outside and she got to work.
First off, she smooshed some fresh tomatoes on the shirt, but really that was pretty unimpressive, stain-wise. So we brought out the big gun – tomato soup.
Nah, we need more!
Okay, that’s plenty. Now I had to get this inside without getting it all over everything and try my hardest to get that stain out. Once again, I thought that I had gone to far this time… that nothing could get this out – especially when after blotting of the excess, I was faced with this:
So, so nasty. Time to pretreat with Tide Ultra Stain Release and use that Zap! Cap to really work the detergent into that stain.
After 20 minutes I put washed it in warm water, on regular cycle with an additional small load dosage of Tide Ultra Stain Release. I was actually pretty impressed with how much came out in the first wash – new Tide Ultra Stain Release is supercharged with specially formulated ingredients to help remove 99% of everyday stains. But it was far from perfect, so instead of drying, I pre-treated again and repeated the wash cycle.
To my (and my family’s) utter amazement, after the second go around, the stains were gone. Gone!
I might not be so quick to trash that stained shirt next time around.
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