Chocolate Mess at Easter Time

Who doesn’t love chocolate Easter Eggs? The Easter weekend is a traditional time to give out chocolate eggs and let the kids go crazy with Easter Egg hunts and mountains of delicious chocolate and Easter cakes.

As yummy as chocolate is, chocolate will come at a price over the Easter period and stain those pretty party dresses and smart party clothes. Children will get carried away and start stuffing themselves with lots of chocolate ,whilst playing outside in the fresh spring air. They will then come in covered from head to toe in Grass stains, mud, chocolate along with sticky fingers.  If you catch the stains quickly they don’t tend to be a problem.

But when left untreated for a few hours they can become hard to shift as the stain will absorb itself into the fabric.

I have put together a few very simple tips to help you tackle those Easter weekend stains.

Grass Stains – To remove ground in tough grass stains from children’s clothes.  Simply add a Stain remover and leave to soak for at least 15 minutes.  If you don’t have a stain treatment to hand then good old washing up liquid will work just as well.  Once you have left the soap to soak into the garment then, get a toothbrush and gentle rub over the stain to work the liquid into the area. Finally add to your washing machine and pop on the highest temperature the garment will take.

Mud Stains – Pre-soak the garment as soon as possible in a bowl of cold water with 3 heaped tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda for approx one hour.  Then pop in the wash as normal with the highest temperature the garment will allow.

Chocolate stains – Gently wipe as much of the excess chocolate as you can, taking care not to push the stain deeper into the fibres. Then flush out as much chocolate as you can using cold running water from the back of the stain. Soak in a solution of detergent and warm water for at least 30 minutes before washing as usual at the highest temperature allowed. I also advise this stain remover from Ace, really affordable and works really well. Ace stain remover

If your struggling to remover other stains from blood to grease than read my stains guide CLICK HERE

I wish all of you a Happy Easter

Have fun let the kids get messy and follow these simple steps.

Thanks for reading

Queen of Clean xoxox

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