Thursday, January 19, 2012

Third Thursday Blog Hop: The Power of the Sun & some Lemon

Today you can hop around our blogs and gather all kinds of tips for your home.  We are sharing our secrets for cleaning and organizing.  I want to share what I have discovered about the power of the sun when it comes to laundry.

As a cloth diapering mom, I have discovered a magic way to remove poop stains, SUNNING!  The sun's rays are a natural bleach.  Hanging my diapers outside not only saved our electric bill but left my diapers looking bright white.  I hang them out ideally in the morning and by mid afternoon they are dry, white and fresh smelling.  If you have little ones out of diapers its still great for stains on other clothes as well.  


This year I learned more about the power of the sun when our washer broke.  I had rust stains on several articles of clothing.  I was able to use lemon juice and the sun to remove the rust stains.  
  1. Find a flat place to lay the article in direct sunlight.
  2. soak the stain with lemon juice, (I used a bottle from the grocery store)
  3. let dry in the sun for at least an hour.  
  4. lauder as normal
  5. repeat if necessary.  

For more ideas on getting organized check out Karen Ehman's book "The Guide to Getting and Staying Organized"

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