How I Salvaged An Otherwise Toss Away Shirt

Oxy Clean Gel StickWelcome to Frazzled-Free Fridays {#11}!

Parenthood is an eye-popping adventure, a constant repetition of repeating yourself, and a whole lot of stain-treating of clothing I swear I just cut the tags off of. Seriously, how can a t-shirt get some random purple spot on it when it’s only been on the child’s body for a short five minutes?! And where on earth did they find something purple so fast?!?! This is my life. Is this yours?

So enter my favorite laundry product. The one I tend to stockpile in the cabinet that sits above the washing machine. This is NOT a sponsored post. As much as a few bucks would be great to chat about a fave product, this is a completely 100% freebie product endorsement from one frazzled mama to any other frazzled mamas (and papas) out there…

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How I salvaged an otherwise toss away shirt


I have three children. Two of which are boys. Very, very active boys. And here’s the thing; I did not grow up around boys. Even though I have four (and a half) years of trying to learn all things boy, little boys are still a mystery to me. From the structures they build out of blocks that you cannot take apart, the (potty) words they find oh.so.funny.all.the.time to how they can injure themselves in these grand ways, I still have so much to learn.

And that brings me to a little (bloody) incident that occurred at a Saturday morning tee ball game. It was Opening Day and the ballpark was packed with proud parents and excited siblings waiting for the action to start with the still-learning-the-game 4-5 year olds on the ball field. And this is when my youngest son decides it would be a really fun idea to climb the bleachers in front of all these fans. So guess what happens when he leans over, loses his balance and falls backwards off the bleacher step? ‘Yikes’ is the most PC word I can probably write here!
Oxi Clean Gel StickLet’s just say there’s a reason why I don’t work in healthcare; I don’t do well with gruesome. Because of these little boys and their various injuries, I’m getting better at not having to take deep yoga breaths while putting a cold compress on the back of my neck and dialing my husband several times in a panic! So I scooped up the little guy whose white t-shirt was no longer white and ran across the park to my husband who was casually doctoring up his snack bar coffee.

super laundry saver – Oxi Clean Gel Stick

Doctored up and ready to continue his climbing and clambering as if we just didn’t go through a small drama, my attention turned to his really cute “Never Grow Up” t-shirt. Sitting at the ballpark, I assumed I’d go home and toss it out. But standing at the washing machine, I decided treated it anyway with my fave stain fighter – Oxi Clean Max Force Gel Stick.
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After a good soak and spin, the stain was out! Even though we are closing in on his not being able to wear this shirt much longer due to his growing like a weed, at least I didn’t have to toss it in the garbage next to a banana peel and a balled up tissue.

I have even applied this gel stick to a stain that I missed after something has gone through the dryer. Let the Oxi Clean do its magic, re-wash and hello, no more stain. Can you tell I like this product?! #oxiclean

What laundry goodies have you discovered?

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6 thoughts on “How I Salvaged An Otherwise Toss Away Shirt

  1. Raquel says:

    I love OxyClean! It really works on the tough stains. I also keep a bottle of vinegar to add a little bit to the “whites” wash cycle. It really seems to help keep them cleaner .Thank goodness for yoga breaths too! Have a great weekend!

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      I recently did the same for an expecting friend! They probably have no idea what they are in for when it comes to kids + stains! 🙂

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