Have you ever ruined clothes by getting blood on then,,,do this when the blood

@weemam (13377)
February 6, 2007 10:48am CST
......... I wish I had know this when my boys were small . I have lost count of the clothes I had to throw away because of skint knees and bleeding n oses ................................................... ......................................................... Fresh Blood Stains: To remove or reduce fresh blood stains, soak the item in a bowl of milk overnight then wash in the normal way
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• United States
7 Feb 07
i've never heard of using milk but it makes sense. i have used peroxide and it works.. just don't leave it on there and forget about it. one of the best things i have found a use for is a 12 ounce can of cocacola. i used to get covered in grease and if you've ever had grease on clothes then you know it is almost impossible to get out. When you go to wash the grease covered clothes, pour a 12 ounce can of coke in the washer and it removes it all. Works everytime.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thank you. I have been using this little trick for years. It really does work on greasy clothes. Something else that works on greasy clothes is to rub Crisco shortening into the grease spot and launder as usual.
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• Philippines
7 Feb 07
i never had experience with bleeding noses, but i do ruined clothes because of mentruation and all that. i just put calamansi on the blood stains, and leave for few hours and wash it by hands and the blood stain is gone, i hope it will help you..
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• United States
7 Feb 07
What is calamansi? i've never heard of it before and it has me curious. Peroxide works wonders.. i can't say bout the milk yet, but ask me in a week. LOL.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Well, I certainly never knew that either and I wish I would have known to when the Kids where little Well, you learn something new Every Day.
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@weemam (13377)
10 Feb 07
you could always adopt if you want to try it lol xx
• United States
7 Feb 07
Does it matter what kind of milk you use? Can it be skim milk? Just wondering if that makes any difference.
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@weemam (13377)
10 Feb 07
I would immagine any kind of milk , xx
@finlander60 (1806)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I have never heard of using milk. What I have used is hydrogen peroxide on it. You don't have to wait overnight to wash it, either. Pour the peroxide on it, rinse with COLD WATER, wash as you normally would. Do not use with bleach. Soap, warm water wash, and Baking Soda, only. With delicate fabrics do all this by hand. I know this works. I used to have very bad bloody noses.
@weemam (13377)
6 Feb 07
thanks for that finlander , anything that works will do me , xx
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Hmm. Never thought to do that one. I usualy just use oxy clean or peroxide and make sure I rinse it clean as soon as it clears up. The quicker you you clean it the better.
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@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
Oooooh thanks for that hun, no doubt ill need it raising my 3 year old son LOL, hopefully not though!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
Hi Weemam, Oh I never would of thought that milk could of taken blood out of my children's cothes I wish I had also known this idea I shall send this idea to my eldest daughter who has a son 2 and my son his wife has just had a baby boy son I am quite sure they will love that they will know how to do this one as well.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
Wow, I never knew that, thanks pal, that is a great tip, appreciate it, I'm always getting blood on my tops because my cats as much as I love them can't help but scratch me, only superficial wounds but enough to get blood on my clothes, I will try that next time! Costs a fortune to keep replacing clothes especially if you have a big family!
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@JBuddy (57)
• United States
6 Feb 07
yikes, I heard there is a way to clean it but I can't remember
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@Tsferrets (421)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Is it really that simple weemam..Jes.. I think somewhere in the very back of my mind I do remember hearing that.. But thought "Milk"? I just couldn't imagine milk being able to remove blood stains. As we all know blood stains are one of the hardest to remove from clothes. Especially after they have set a day or more. And who ever is in the position to run into the house take it off and start soaking or treating the stain right away. Not me. It's usaually late by the time I can even take the stained item off let alone think about treating it, If I remember it at all by then. Usually its one of those things where it gets washed and then on closer inspection I wonder what is that, how come that didn't come clean. Opps. Is it to late at that point? I too have thrown away or made my "work in the yard clothes" so many shirts/pants/ect. Thanks for reminding me about "The Power of Milk"..hehe--couldn't resist..Tammy