Last updated on July 5th, 2021 at 10:45 am
My son had an amazing day with friends last Saturday. One of the activities they enjoyed was playing airsoft wars. Some time during the war my son managed to get a really large grass stain on one knee of his jeans.
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He waited several days to show me the grass stain, and when he did it was already so late at night, I didn’t have the energy to do something about it right then, because frankly I thought at 48 hours old the stain was probably a lost cause anyways and not worth getting my nose out of my book after a long day to try and remove it.
By morning I was full awake and ready to attack the stain. I remembered from my mustard stain experiment how well super washing soda had worked and decided to start soaking my son’s jeans in a basin of water with about 3/4 of a cup of super washing soda mixed in.
They soaked for 48 hours. Why 48 hours of soaking? Well 12 hours would have been long enough, but things got hectic and I forgot about them for 2 days.
When I was about to throw them in the laundry I realized there was still a small amount of grass stain left. I rubbed some Tide in the stain and tossed it in the laundry.
I could only see a faint trace of a stain when I took them out of the wash, so I tried one more trick. It was a beautiful sunny day and I had read that drying clothes in the sun will fade grass stains. Sure enough it worked and not a trace of the grass stain is left.
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