Tips For Tackling Tough Laundry Stains For Working Moms! #OxiClean #Partner



    To say that I am a busy mom is an understatement.  As I like to explain when people ask, I’m literally going all the time between having a career as a full-time educator, publishing a successful blog, and raising children in New York City.  Most days, I am lucky to fit in some “Me” time just to take a shower so I often do get backed up when it comes to doing laundry.

    It is especially frustrating when I have trouble getting stains out of clothes because I just don’t have a lot of time in my schedule to spend scrubbing them out of our dirty laundry.  For a long time, I have been on the lookout for a laundry detergent that removes a wide-range of stubborn, dried-on stains the first time around to maximize on the limited time that I have to do laundry.


    OxiClean™ Laundry detergent truly has been the answer to my Working Mom prayers!  It saves me lots of time because it tackles stains in just one wash and does not contain any additives that I have to worry about coming in contact with my family’s skin.  Imagine having an all-in-one solution to all of your laundry* nightmares that also gives you lasting freshness! It also helps save you time since it can help you get out tough, dried-on stains the first time.

    Here are some time-saving tricks that I have picked up along the way to tackle tough laundry stains thanks to the power of OxiClean™ Laundry detergent:

On weeknights I like to add a dose of OxiClean™ Laundry detergent directly onto tough stains to pretreat them before adding them directly to the wash. This spares me from having to waste time scrubbing out stains before doing each load.*
• I use warm wash water and OxiClean™ for better stain-fighting results in each and every load. I’ve noticed that our clothes come out cleaner and brighter than our previous detergent when I do this.
• My favorite thing to do is to let pretreated stains on clothing sit for at least 30 minutes before throwing them into the wash to let OxiClean™ do its stain-fighting job! No more waiting hours or overnight for tough stains to lift! I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule to wait for stains to decide it is their time to go!

    For me, seeing stubborn stains literally disappear right before my eyes due to the fact that they lifted without much effort from me at all. In the past, I have had to sit there for hours scrubbing away at tough stains. This benefit has left me speechless.  I have to admit that I almost cried when I realized that I could get all of our laundry clean in such a short amount of time.  The possibilities for what I could do with this extra time are endless!  I can tell you that taking a soothing bubble bath might possibly be in my near future after all…


    Make sure you connect with OxiClean™ on Facebook to learn more quick tips for getting out the toughest stains.  OxiClean™ has taken the drudgery out of doing laundry for me! OxiClean™ safely removes your toughest stains time after time, from sports uniforms to school clothes, from upholstery to carpets, and from grout to outdoor furniture.

*Please follow manufacturer directions for your garments. For best results, pretreat stains with laundry detergent, wait 5-10 minutes and then wash.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your laundry tips for getting out stubborn stains?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about OxiClean™ Laundry, all opinions are my own.

© 2015, Tough Cookie Mommy. All rights reserved.


  1. I used to soak heavily soiled clothes in detergent the night before I wash them. But then I noticed that there is a slight fading away of the colors. OxiClean might be the solution to my problem of effectively getting stains out.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My boys are always getting grass stains on their knees. Pre-treating them is KEY in getting them out.

  3. I haven’t tried this product, yet. I love that it safely removes tough stains. I need to try this.

  4. I believe that if I could go back and rewash all my kid’s clothing from the last week with this, I would be in much better shape. The ‘stuff’ I have been using just does not work! Thanks for the tip!

  5. We’ve used an Oxy-based detergent for a long time. For really TOUGH stains that need to be pre-treated, we have had great luck with Tide sticks.

  6. My biggest tip is to get those stains before you put them in the laundry basket. If I let stains get thrown in the laundry basket I tend to forget them.

  7. Oh this sounds like a really great product, I’m going to have to keep an eye out for it in the shops as you never know when your going to need to tackle a stain. x

  8. Oxi Clean is awesome!! That stuff always works so well for different stains!! I also use something called SA8 which has never failed me for stains!

  9. This looks really helpful. Will come in handy when we do messy crafts and science experiments.

  10. I should definitely start using this more often. Those tough stains give me a hard time too and I hate having to spend time scrubbing.

  11. We use OxiClean detergent for those tough stains. It really works well and has saved some clothes I thought we would have to trash.

  12. We use this ! I wouldn’t know how to do laundry with out the OxiClean. My daughter plays softball so it’s a must have!

  13. Catherine S says

    This sounds like a great laundry detergent. I have heard great things about OxiClean.

  14. I am a super busy mom too. My son’s grass stains from soccer practice are the toughest for me. I pretreat. OxiClean is my favorite because it does it’s magic without me having to work too hard.

  15. I don’t think I’ve ever used Oxiclean. I need to pick some up though for back to school as my boys always come home with tough grass stains I struggle to get out!

  16. OxiClean is our go-to for tough stains. It REALLY does work, every time.

  17. I love OxiClean . It really gets your clothes so clean.

  18. I need to try OxiClean. There are so many stains I can never seem to get out.

  19. I LOVE OxyClean! I actually have never used the detergent, though. Only the booster. I will be grabbing this the next time we run out!

  20. Debbie Denny says

    Do like Oxyclean. Really good product to use.

  21. I love, love, love Oxiclean detergent. It works really well and gets the tough stains out in my household. My adult sons use it too.

  22. I like to spray a weak solution of detergent on stains before throwing them in the washer, but Oxyclean looks like a real winner.

  23. Other then scrubbing them out like you used to do–I try to immediately get the stain out as it happens-but we all know that doesn’t work most of the time. I think it is time for me to get some Oxyclean!

  24. I’ve never tried any Oxi Clean detergent, but I’m open to it! We don’t have too many stains around our house – no kiddos!

  25. Wow! It does sound like you are busy! These are great tips! We use Oxiclean and see great results too!

  26. It’s great to be reminded of other laundry products that get tough stains out. I’m going to give a try next time I go to the supermarket.

  27. Having 2 kids at home I just have to go through a lot of laundry works with heavy stains over it. I have never used Oxi Clean before, but it is great that it could help remove tough stains easily. Would love to give it a try next time.

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