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A great trick for grass stained laundry is to use rubbing alcohol. Forget reapplying stain fighter to the area over and over. Alcohol breaks down the oils in the grass, leaving a basic stain to remove afterward. Keep rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle by your washer and spray it on the green marks, letting it evaporate from the fabric before pre-treating or laundering. Rubbing alcohol also gets pen and some marker out of fabric. Spray the alcohol on the pen and immediately blot it with a white towel. The pen will magically disappear.
What is cream of tartar? Cream of Tartar is potassium bitartrate. It is an acidic salt that comes from grapes and it is made from the crystals that form on the inside of fermentation tanks while making wine. This is purified and used for baking and cooking, but as I just found out recently, it is great for cleaning too.
You mix a few tablespoons of this with a little hot water and it cleans the following items really well:
Copper kettles become clean when you mix cream of tartar with lemon juice and rub the copper part of the kettle with it. Porcelain is no match for cream of tartar when cleaning needs to be done.
It makes a good soft abrasive cleanser.
You can find it in the spice area of your local grocery store. Cream of tartar will clump if left out in a humid environment. Store in a cool, and very dry place.
I've always hated wasting shampoo and the last part of the bottle that I don't have time to fight with in the mornings while getting ready for work. So I bought a pretty basket and set it on the floor next to the shower, now when the bottle gets too low I put it in the basket upside down. Then I use it up when I have more time and need to clean things like my trash cans, dust pans, etc. I use all the shampoo, get my items clean, and don't have to use up the heavy duty cleanser for those items either.
By tnphoenixrising from Clarksville TN
Since baking powder contains baking soda, it could be substituted when cleaning. It is however more expensive, so not a good regular alternative. This is a guide about, "Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda for cleaning?".