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Tips to Care for those new threads

Did you just go out and buy new clothes for work? Or perhaps you started a new job and had to update your wardrobe. Well, we have to tips here to help you extend the life of those new threads.

Tips and tricks:

To help extend the life of your clothes I recommend the following:

Remove pen stains: scrub with shaving cream prior to washing, if it is a sharpie (repeat)

For grass stains, set with hairspray, add oxi clean to the wash or spot treat with the oxi clean roller

For grease stains rub chalk over it to absorb the grease or soak the spots with dawn dishsoap overnight

Universal stain removal: one part dawn dish soap to two parts hydrogen peroxide

I also add half a cup of white vinegar to each load of laundry, it cuts down on musty odors, brightens clothes, and takes out sticky spots (candy, gum, ice cream).

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I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.

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