I’m a mama to little people, which means I am constantly fighting the stain battle. Chocolate milk and anything tomato-based seems to be constant stain culprits in this house.
Well I store them in my Stain Bucket, of course.
(The items are hanging over the edge because they are wet and I’m letting them dry before putting them in. I don’t want to have to deal with mildew and stains.)
Before I got my Laundry Life organized, the stained items that needed to be dealt with would lay on top of the washer or dryer, sit in the floor of the laundry room, hang out on top of my dresser, or perpetually stay in the bottom of the mesh laundry bags.
Needless to say, I was lacking a stain removal plan.
Then it dawned on me one day that this big 5-gallon bucket was taking up space in my laundry room floor, so I should at least put it to use!
Now when clothes are stained, I immediately deal with them. Then they go into the Stain Bucket until it is time for me to do The Soak.
The Stain Bucket has so many advantages: you know where all of the stained items are and don’t have to hunt them down and you can easily see how full the bucket is. When the bucket is close to full, it is time to do The Soak.
The Stain Bucket definitely works for me!
I am pleased to link this post to WFMW over at We are THAT Family. A plethora of fabulous ideas are linked there each week.