With a few days to go until I go from having one set of school uniforms to wash to three, it’s safe to say my washing machine, not to mention my purse, is going to take a hammering during school terms for the foreseeable future. I have to say that it has been an absolute revelation buying uniform this year. Usually I buy Charlie a new school jumper, a pack of polo tops and a couple of pairs of trousers and that’s it, we are all set. This year however has consisted of school dresses, pinafores, skirts, trousers, culottes, polo tops, ankle socks, knee-high socks, tights and don’t even start me on hair stuff! After shelling out a small fortune, it’s no wonder that I am going to want to make our school uniform last as long as possible. Step forward Dr. Beckmann Stain Devils.
My kids all have to wear white school tops and any parent knows how hard it is with kids to keep white clean. My girls are opting to have school dinners on certain days (namely the one with pizza) so I am anticipating lots of orange stains come Friday at 3pm. I hate to throw stuff away when it can be saved, so I was thrilled when Dr Beckmann sent us some of their Stain Devils products to try out.
Each Dr. Beckmann Stain Devil works by the same method of rubbing onto the stain before popping in the washing machine. They all alter slightly in the time the stain needs to soak but between them they claim to remove a whole host of stains including red wine, juice and tea.
I decided to set them to work after a typical colouring session where the girls always manage to get pen everywhere.
The pre-wash Stain Devils is perfect for removing new or dried in stains. I am anticipating lots of lunch time stains so this will still work. It doesn’t contain bleach so won’t make the fabric all dry and scratchy which I’ve found lots of other products can do. All you need to do is apply a little bit of gel to the stain, work the gel into the stain using the little brush attached to the top of the bottle then leave for around 10 minutes.
I then popped it in the wash and hey presto stain has gone. Make sure you read the instructions as this cannot be used on certain materials such as leather, wool and silk.
Dr. Beckmann have shared this video over on their YouTube channel. Would you be kind enough to tell them? I know I would!
I think these are going to be my new best friend in the coming months. Dr. Beckmann products are available at various stockists including Asda, Morrisons and Wilkos. You can also buy them directly from the Dr. Beckmann website.
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Disclosure – we were sent the products photographed for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and images are my own