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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Win a Frigidaire Affinity® Washer and Dryer Set! Plus Summer Stain Fighting Tips!

Have you seen the cute trailer for the new movie coming out, The Odd Life of Timothy Green?

The scene opens with a child covered in dirt, and the main female role, played by Jennifer Garner, with a look on her face like she knows she's in for another MESSY life adventure.

I know I've felt that way before, with my 17 month old that seems to find a mess in everything she does.  

Watering the herb garden....always ends in a mud bath somehow.  A seemingly innocent mid-day snack........ends in a tornado trail of food throughout the house (and all over her clothes). 

You get the picture.

Frigidaire, the makers of the Frigidaire Affinity® front load washing machine that delivers a better clean, has set out to help get families out of the laundry room fast and get back to spending time doing the things they love to do!

Now it's YOUR chance to do something GOOD for your world, PLUS have a chance to win a new Frigidaire Affinity® washer and dryer featuring Ready Steam™. 


All you have to do is, visit and share YOUR personal Adventures in Clean, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of its $750,000 commitment to the cause. Just upload a photo and the fun online application will turn you into the STAR of your own movie poster, plus enter you for a chance to win a beautiful new washer and dryer set! 


And read on for some great tips on getting out pesky summer stains from yours and your kiddos clothes.

                                                                            for Frigidaire by Tara Aronson

Smudges, drips, drops and smears – no matter what their source, the key to keeping them from ruining your favorite shorts or T-shirt is to take quick action – before it gets a chance to dry.

For most fabrics, this means blotting up the excess or rinsing the discolored area with cold water (hot can set a stain.) Don’t rub: this spreads the spot and grinds it deeper into the fabric.

Summer spills are especially tough. Here’s how to remove the five most common:
  •  1. Crayon.
Scrape off as much of the colorful surface as possible using a plastic picnic knife. Apply laundry detergent directly on the stained area. Gently rub the detergent into the fabric then let sit several minutes. Launder using the hottest water the fabric can handle - or the Sanitize setting of your Frigidaire Affinity washer. Dry as usual.
  • 2. Iced coffee.
Sponge the stained area with cold water. Apply a pretreater to the blight. Wash as usual and air dry.
  • 3. Grass.
Prewash the garment in warm water in your washing machine –the Rinse & Spin cycle on your Affinity washer – and a laundry detergent containing enzymes. Launder as usual (normal setting) with detergent and chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If the garment’s care label instructions advise against it, use oxygen (color safe) bleach instead. Dry as usual.
  • 4. Juice.
Soak for a minute or so in cold water. Remove excess water, and then apply a pretreater directly on the stained area. Wash with detergent as usual. Air dry. Do not place in the dryer until the blight is completely gone – otherwise the stain is likely to set.
  • 5. Chocolate (or chocolate ice cream).
Prewash the garment in warm water with a laundry detergent that contains enzymes using the Affinity’s Rinse & spin setting. Launder as usual, using the washing machine’s Normal setting. Dry as usual.

* DISCLOSURE: I was not paid for this post. However, I was entered into a drawing to possibly win a prize. Wish me luck :-)

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