a friend encouraged me to share tips on living. it’s funny because i used to be afraid to share even a favorite recipe for fear that it would no longer be my signature dish. but now that i’m living through the heart, i realize that it’s my ego that wants to keep secrets, and it’s my heart that wants to share. so every monday, i’m sharing with you, some tip that works for me and i’m calling it miracle mondays. they’ll range from cleaning solutions, to cooking tips, skin care to healthy eating. and if you have any you want to share, please do! we’re all in this together 🙂 so why not share, learn and grow?
tip #1: last year when trying to decide whether or not to donate my dining room chairs to the salvation army, i came across a stain remover solution that works miracles. my white chairs that i just couldn’t seem to clean after several visits from a very active toddler – love that little guy, but man can he make a mess! – are now white after applying this miracle solution…
stain remover that works every time:
4 parts hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 part dawn dishwashing solution (it must be dawn, i think because of its degreasing ability). shake this mixture up and apply on your stain. let sit for however long you need – or however long your patience can wait. i think the more stubborn the stain, the longer you want to wait. then blot dry. i have a tendency to want to rub dirt out, but blotting does prevent the spreading of the stain, so i use a white clean cloth, and do a blot dry. press hard on the stain, and basically soak up the solution and stain into your cloth.
the solution can be altered if you feel you need something stronger or are tackling something with grease or oily skin – one part hydrogen peroxide with one part dawn. good luck!