One of the best frugal tips I have ever received was “preserve what you have.” This seemed so hard when it seemed like my baby was spitting up formula after every single bottle. That, compounded with other gross baby stains, made me feel like I should just throw out the baby clothes instead of washing them at all-I just couldn’t get them clean!
When it seemed as though I had tried every single stain-remover on the market, a friend finally suggested I try Oxi-Clean. I filled up a bucket with hot water and added two scoops of the powder. I stirred it up, and tossed several stained items in, including some stained with Nutramigen formula. The clothes soaked overnight, and I threw them into the washing machine the next day. The stains were gone! I have since acquired some used clothing that appeared to have hopeless stains on them, and Oxi-Clean has worked its magic to make those clothes appear like new, too!
Here’s the best part: I have since switched to the generic equivelent of Oxi-Clean found at Dollar General. A huge bucket is only $5, and it works just as well as the name brand.
Oxi-Clean and it’s generic counterpart have saved a ton of my baby’s clothes, and I’ve only been using it for a few months! I have not received any sort of endorsement or compensation to write this tip–it truly is just one of my top-recommended products for new parents.