It’s got to be said going away on holiday is blissful. You get to totally unwind and get away from the day to day drudgery of being a housewife and attempting to emulate Kirsty Allsopp or Nigella Lawson. However, the stark reality returns when you come home and are greeted with loads of washing and ironing that can quite easily keep you busy for a good 2 – 3 days.
Sunday I spent about 4 hours ironing all of our washing and that’s without the bedlinen (which I hate doing), and my washing machine had been working overtime tackling dried in ice cream, felt tip pen, sun cream stains and red wine. Thankfully though I now have my cleaning arsenal at hand to help combat holiday messes.
One of the products I swear by is part of of the Vanish stain removal range and that is Vanish Oxi Action Powder for removing really ground in dirt and difficult stains. This handy washing product is a god send for anything the kids choose to thrown on their clothes.
Whether it be felt tip pens, blood from grazed knees, chocolate or spaghetti bolognese time and time again it gets out the stains. The best thing is each tub contains something mystical sounding called ‘Oxi Powerlift’ which removes all types of stains, from the ones you can clearly see to the tougher ones that may be hidden. Vanish Oxi Action Powder is safe to use on both coloured and white clothing.
It can be used directly into the washing machine by adding one scoop of Vanish to your laundry detergent in the washing machine drawer and simply washing as usual. It can also be used as a pre-soak stain removal for really dried in stains and the Vanish website has some brilliant tips for getting out the most common stains from your clothing. One less thing for us mum’s to worry about!
Another brilliant product that will give you some domestic goddess points, especially with Daddy if he wears lots of bright white shirts is the Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White. Similar to the Vanish Oxi Action Powder this is specially formulated to make your whites dazzle as brightly as a Hollywood smile after every wash. The special granules do a magic dance in your washing machine that lifts dirt particles from clothing and tells them to bugger off your washing. End result sparkly whites that you could audition for Saturday Night Fever in every time.
Whilst these products can’t take the domestic drudgery away they do make it a hell of a lot easier and it beats having 50 bottles of Stain Devils under the kitchen sink as these can tackle all sorts of stains in just one scoop.