I hate to admit this but it wasn’t that long ago I discovered ACE. We were sent some to try over the summer and I was converted. Then L started school and I realised that the stains were going to be a constant irritation.
Within the first week I saw a shirt come home covered in mud, had some kind of stain on his jumper and another shirt with a grass stain. Then he started staying for food, well, by this point all bets were off. I don’t think he comes home with clean clothes, ever. I soon realised that two school jumpers were not going to be enough and was off purchasing more.
I am literally always washing. Always. I wake up and pop a load in, by the time I’ve done the school run and got home it will be ready to go in the dryer and I just have time to do that and get another load in the machine before I head off to work. It’s much the same when I get home, putting the dry laundry away and getting the second load into the dryer. Then the next day I hit repeat. I do not have the will nor inclination to be sorting through those loads, so colours, whites, whatever. They just get thrown in.
With ACE at least those constantly stained shirts weren’t going to be a bother. I personally love the ACE for colours and shove a cap full of stain remover into each wash. This in all fairness deals with the vast majority of stains. I don’t have to worry about treating any of them specifically, I can pop a cap into any loads and not worry about the colours and it smells super fresh which I like.
The spray stain remover is perfect for the odd shirt that either comes home so badly stained I know it will need some help or for the odd thing that didn’t come up fresh with just an extra cap of stain remover in the load.
It is so easy to spray, leave for a few minutes and pop in the machine and it just always works. Plus I can use it on the carpets and sofas as well, so that’s super handy. I’m all for a multi tasking product.
Every morning I also hang out his uniform for the next day, so as soon as I pass him one set to get dressed into the next set is coming out of the wardrobe and being popped on the hooks on the back of his door. At least then if I’m missing a jumper, trousers or shirt I know in the morning and can make sure I get something washed and ready, It saves me scrapping around in a panic when I’m trying to get us ready and out of the house.
To look on the brightside, at least every stain comes with a story. So when he comes home covered in mud, soaking wet or with grass stains from bum to neck I get to ask what happened and find out a little bit about his day. How he was planting seeds with ihs new friend so they could grow trees, or had learnt how to use the fireman’s pole on the play equipment after several failed attempts that had him rolling in the grass. These little gems make me smile and leave me feeling a little bit less alone, I miss him so much when he is at school and am struggling to adjust to the not knowing. I hate not knowing what he has done, who has played with or what he has eaten.
Disclosure – This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchool Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. www.acecleanuk.co.uk or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.