Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun with Ivory Soap

I thought my daughter's swim team suit was adorable.  I love navy w/ white piping.  Here's the problem, the straps got all nasty and stained from sunscreen.  Someone HERE suggested that you soak it in warm water and then use ivory soap and a toothbrush to get the stain out.  I say it worked about 90%.   It doesn't look brand-new, but at least the straps are white-ish. (I need to snap a pic).

I bought a 3-pack of soap, and so we tried the "stick-the-bar-of-soap-in-the microwave-trick" and it did not disappoint.  I'm not sure who was the first person who tried this (I bet it was some bored kid), but it was the most fun we've had for under $ .50 ever. And it made my house smell clean.

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  1. I will have to try both tips! My husband is complaining that his suits (and some golf shirts) have sunscreen stains.

    The soap in the microwave sounds like a great summer afternoon activity!

    1. I hope it gets out your stains. The microwave trick is super fun.

  2. Never heard about the soap tip but I can give you this keep bathing suits bright and their original color...soak them in a mixture of half white vinegar and half water...let it soak over night and rinse...I've been doing this one for years.