This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox and Cotton Incorporated. The opinions and text are all mine.
Do your kids get on a kick where they only want to wear the same clothes over and over again? I thought it was a toddler thing. Then I thought it was a preschooler thing. Now I am convinced it never ends. I realized I do it too! I find it happens if there’s a new shirt I really like or with my favorite pair of jeans. So I can’t totally fault my kids when they decide a shirt is “soooooo soft” they want to wear it every day. Their current favorites happen to be white. It happens to be spring, which means 2 things: 1. they often wear the shirts under a sweatshirt or sweater to school and it gets sweaty and needs to be washed at the end of the day and 2. there is mud everywhere in the spring.
Now, if there’s something they love more than their favorite shirts, it’s mud. They play outside every chance they get and never come in the house clean. I’m glad they enjoy being outside and running, climbing and playing with neighbors. And as much as I don’t enjoy doing tons of muddy laundry, they’re only kids for a short while, so I try my best not to panic when I see this in the back yard:
Kids don’t care how dirty or smelly their clothes get. I want them to be able to wear their favorite shirt, but do care if they are dirty or smelly when they head out to school the next day. So, I was pretty excited when Clorox and Cotton Incorporated challenged us to let the kids wear their favorite white cotton shirts every day and let them get as dirty and smelly as possible. Then, we had to put Clorox to the test, to see if it got them clean.
Here are some more before pictures:
AND….. here is the after:
Their favorite shirts are whiter than ever and ready to wear to school. Can you believe that’s the same shirt? I didn’t use any other stain removers or stain “tricks”, just Clorox® Bleach.
Here’s a few fun things I learned while caring for my kids super dirty now super white favorite shirts this spring:
SMELLS: Adding Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 not only removes stains and makes your whites brighter, but it also sanitizes laundry to kill 99.9% of bacteria, which causes odor.
The Right Way to Bleach Clothes:
I feel like I haven’t used bleach as much as a should, mainly because I always thought I’d end up ruining my clothes. I found the recommended way to wash with bleach, thanks to Clorox and found it really helpful.
Laundry use on cotton or bleachable fabrics for whitening and/or stain removal:
- Sort laundry by color
- Add detergent
- Fill bleach to maximum line or level in dispenser OR add measured amount of bleach to dispenser or wash water
- Measured amount:
- 1/2 cup/4 oz. for standard machine or high-efficiency machine wash
- 1 cup/8 oz. for extra-large washer or heavy stains or soiled load of laundry
- Add clothes and start wash
- Measured amount:
Now I feel a lot better about better my kids wear their favorite shirts on repeat all week long, from the playground to a party!
Now let’s extend the challenge to you! We’re sending one lucky reader a Clorox Bleach prize pack, including a gift certificate to a cotton-friendly retailer.
Head to Facebook to enter: Clorox Post
Once there, share a photo in the comments with you or your child’s favorite white shirt or comment with what favorite item would be the first to get bleached if you won! (Giveaway will run for 1 week).