So pretty much everything my kids own, from pj's to regular ole clothes (with the exception of maybe ONE church outfit) has stains on it. Everything they pick out of their drawers is stained in some way or another. It is so frustrating.
Even my husband has had to recently throw out three nice button down shirts due to stains that will not come out. I don't ever remember this problem happening quite to this extent. It's not like I let my dirty laundry sit for weeks- I usually clean things in the next few days- not usually the day of, but not longer than three days. I am really starting to wonder what I am doing wrong because I am sick of buying new clothes for everyone, only to get a stain on it a week later that won't budge. Even bleach doesn't get these stains out!
I'm thinking it's got to be one of these things- please help me out here. It's either:
a. I need to wash stains the day of- maybe the minute of, and pretreat it. But who wants to do that much laundry??
b. My washing machine stinks. It came with the house, so I don't know how old it is. It's not a front a front loader and I hold that against it.
c. The homemade laundry detergent we've been using is not up to par. It had great reviews, but I don't remember having this problem before we used it...
d The stains are from foods that don't come out of clothes out easily- like oils/fats, chocolate, blueberries and beets. We pretty much have a vegetable beet juice every morning with inevitable falls down the fronts of tiny shirts. And the animal fat intake around here has increased 10 fold since the name, Weston A. Price, came into our vocabulary.
What do you think...new laundry machine, right? haha! I have visions of throwing my laundry machine off a cliff, but I'm not sure it would sure it would help.
Any advice is appreciated!