Sunday, December 7, 2014

Preserving Uniforms with OMO {Giveaway}



One of the brands I met at the recent Bloggers Brunch was the Omo/Jif team. In the midst of exciting and unique products, they had created their own little stand of reality.

For me, it was the reality that jumped out at me. Because my reality is a never ending pile of laundry. Clothing to be washed, hung out, brought in, sorted, ironed and put away. Of course, a couple of those steps sometimes don't end up happening. It's my mortification that my teen doesn't even know that we have an iron.

I've never been a great laundress, my technique is to sort into blacks, colours, and whites, and wash loads of those shades without doing much more than check pockets for tissues (even that step I oftem skip). It frustrates me though that our clothes quickly look dingy. Maybe I'm growing up, maybe it's the frugalness in me that despises waste, but I've actually spent time lately trying improve my clearly dismal laundry technique.

Dismal because toddler clothing is always grungy around the neckline, my own work clothes fade so quickly, and white uniforms look disgusting before the term is over. Everything is clean, but so many of our clothes stop being attractive very quickly.

It feels very wasteful. Uniforms especially. Maddy hasn't grown out of her school blouses, but they no longer look crisp and white with splotches from careless food. Seb has only been wearing his soccer uniform for a term, but it is stained and grayish in many places already. What is it about sport uniform fabric?




I took my Omo Ultimate sample from the Bloggers Brunch, and considered the possibilities. "Actively lifts 48 hour dried in stains.". 48 hours. That's adorable. If 48 hours were the worst of my problems I'd be a happy lady. I gave it a whirl on 8 week old washed and rewashed stains.


Sebs jersey is so grotty looking. I dread to think about how many uniforms he will go through in life in an effort to keep him looking smart. I took my bottle of OMO Ultimate and smeared some on the various stains. The process was pretty simple, any remaining liquid in the cap went into the machine to finish off the load.


I'm not kidding. This was not intended to be a cheesy stain removal advertisement. But damn, when I saw the difference in Sebs jersey I had the email typed out requesting some product to giveaway about 2 minutes later. The stains are gone. Gray stains, gone. 8 week old stains, gone. I cancelled Madeleine's uniform order for a few new blouses, because I want to see what a difference OMO can make in rejuvenating the old ones. If it gives them the face lift I'm hoping for that's $120 I don't have to spend in a hurry!



Thanks to the OMO/Jif team I have a New Year cleaning pack to giveaway. As unChristmassy as that sounds, I can't think of anything better than saving a bundle on new uniforms this year.

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26 comments:

  1. wow what wouldn't i tackle? i have three children, 2 girls and a boy and i can't believe how grubby he can get. my children's clothes always have either dirt, food, paint or pen on them. recently my son has discovered the exhaust on the car so now i have to deal with grease! maybe he is just trying to look like daddy lol

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  2. wow i see that you follow sarah gellar on twitter! i love her and she was a great role model!

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    1. I LOVE SMG! One of the best female role model the 90's had

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  3. Thanks kids!... Cherry juice on my white jeans. I'd like to test OMO on that!

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  4. I'll be attacking all the tablecloths, sheets, napkins and towels after all my guests leave.

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  5. I need to attack my hand towels that have permanent dirty patches on them. They are supposed to be cleans hand by the time you dry them, how do they get so dirty!?!?!

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  6. I'll be trying it with the boys stained school shirts - again - ones they havent yet grown out of...

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  7. I'd use it to clean my son's Tae Kwon Do uniforms. They have 'comando crawl' competitions across the hall floor each week and it makes the uniforms absolutely filthy!

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  8. A stain on my new top that didn't come out,
    "It's not fair", I wanted to scream and shout.
    I tried hanging it on the line in the sun,
    No product worked in my cupboard- I tried every one.
    I pondered what this impossible stain could be,
    Aaahhh! New sunscreen I'd lathered on me!

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  9. I'd be using it on all my girls clothes as most are hand me downs and some often have food or paint stains that won't budge with Napisan. I will be check this out next time I go shopping. :)

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  10. I would use them on my daughter's school uniforms, in particular, their white sports tops.
    I am not sure which genius decided that white would be a good colour for sports tops, but boy do they have a lot to answer for!!

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  11. My daughter is going to a new school next year and we have some second hand uniforms (white shirts included) girls of course love their makeup so I would love to attack the makeup stains on the white school shirts.

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  12. OMG! How cute is Seb in his soccer uniform. I nearly died x

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  13. My daughters white school socks

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  14. My 4 boys are no saints!
    The stains are there, not washing out!
    O...MO I want to shout!!
    Please help relieve my pain,
    let my washing sparkle and sanity to regain :)

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  15. various sauce stains for weekends of "bunnings" sausage sizzles

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  16. My husbands dirty sweaty work shirts with them stained collars!

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  17. Definitely the grass stains on the kids sports uniforme!! I find them impossible to remove, ;0

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  18. My son's baseball pants, wow the grass and dirt stains that happen every week is amazing and they are impossible to get out in the wash

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  19. A wine stained dress from Christmas last year, because without Omo, it will stay stained, I fear!

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  20. arballantyne@dodo.com.au My favourite white pair of jeans that I haven't been able to wear for so long because of a mishap

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  21. My 1 year old clothes all of them everyday!!

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  22. My two rescue dogs are now living the high life... as pampered pooches, they not only have their own beds and blankets, but they share ours too! This would be perfect to tackle our less than pristine sheets!

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  23. My boys have a white shirt for their winter school uniform and no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get it looking right. I would tackle these shirts with Omo Ultimate so they could look nice and white again and last them awhile.

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  24. grass stains on my son's trousers - both the uniform ones and the playground ones.

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