One of my most frequently asked questions is “How do you keep Charleston’s clothes so clean?!” Over the past 3 years, I’ve had to become a laundry pro because stains and messy clothes are a given with babies and toddlers! I can’t wait to share all of my favorite tips and tricks with you and how I use my Walmart+ membership to save time ordering my favorite laundry items and stain fighters!
We signed up for our Walmart+ membership last year, and it’s been one of my greatest time savers all year! Our membership includes Walmart+ free shipping from Walmart.com with no order minimum (excludes freight & Marketplace items), free delivery from your store ($35 minimum, restrictions apply), member prices on fuel, and mobile scan & go when shopping in store.
We use our Walmart+membership to shop for groceries, household essentials ranging from laundry detergent to pull-ups, and even fun activities for Charleston! I always order all of my laundry items and stain fighters with my membership!
Fels-Naptha is one of the best kept laundry secrets and what’s even better is that it’s under $1!!!
Stain Removing Steps:
Step 1 – Simple Stain – Dawn & Fels-Naptha – I start by putting Dawn and rubbing the Fels-Naptha bar directly on the stain. I scrub with my fingers and try rinsing with cold water. If the stain is treated right away, this usually gets it out for me pretty quickly! If the stain sat all day or I find something later, it will usually require more attention.
Step 2 – Add OxiClean Spray – If the Dawn/Fels-Naptha didn’t remove the stain, I’ll add some OxiClean and leave it on for an hour. The main reason I caution against OxiClean is that I’ve had it rot the fabric/buttons of very expensive outfits. If you don’t have time to wash, I would wait on this step!
Step 3 – Tough Stains – For tough stains, I rub a little bit more of the Fels-Naptha and then make the following mixture in a small bowl: 1 tablespoon Dawn, 1 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon baking soda. (These are approximations and don’t have to be accurate. I usually just pour some of each and mix together!)
I use a toothbrush to scrub the stain. If it comes out, I go ahead and put it the item in the laundry. If it’s still there, I’ll leave the mixture on for at least an hour (or few hours), and then wash normally!
I shop all of these items with my Walmart+ membership!
Kids have A LOT of laundry and everything seems to have lots of bright colors! One of my favorite tips is ALWAYS using these SHOUT color catchers in my laundry load. They protect against color bleeding and allows me to throw almost everything into the same laundry load. (The one color I wash separately is red clothing items. I still add one of these to the load to protect white collars from turning red.)
I try to avoid ironing and steaming clothes as much as possible! I use this Downy Wrinkle Releaser on all of Charleston’s pima cotton outfits. I like to spray on when coming out of the washing machine and pull to release the wrinkles.
Almost all of Charleston’s nice clothes have to be hung to dry or they will shrink in the dryer. I use this drying rack for all of her pima items too! Another one of my favorite benefits is the Walmart+ free shipping from Walmart.com with no order minimum (excludes freight & Marketplace items). You can order items like this drying rack and have it shipped directly to your home.
If you’re like me, you inevitably don’t finish all of the laundry and ironing in one day! I use this garment rack to hang our clothes that need to be steamed and ironed. You can roll these around, and they are SO handy to have!
I have all of my clothes hanging on the same velvet hangers! It completely transforms the look and organization of your closet! I have the beige color velvet hangers.
The price to sign-up for Walmart+ is $98 per year or $12.95 per month.
Go to www.walmart.com/plus > Click “Start 15 Day Free Trial” > Enter Address > Select Annual or Monthly Plan > Add credit card information > Submit by clicking “Start your 15-day free trial”
You will be shown a window with all the Walmart+ benefits available to you based on your address. Membership benefits vary based on your location.
Can’t wait to hear how you love Walmart+! It has been such a time saver for our family and hope it will help yours too!
A big thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this collaborative post! I have accepted monetary compensation in exchange for my endorsement of Walmart. All opinions are my own.