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Home Talk: Dirty Softball Jersey - Here is how to clean it.

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Elmwood Park, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8625278

Last weekend my daughter played seven 14u softball games in Kankakee, IL from 9am to 9pm. The weather was rainy, and then hot which brought back the dust. They played their butts off and the hard work paid off because they won 5 in a row to ultimately win the Championship. Since it was a double elimination tournament and the team we had to face hadn't lost, we had to beat them twice. After the long day I would have been happy with second but they took it all.

Here she is after all of the games in her clay filled jersey. She got the trophy I got the laundry. I was hoping that my Oxy Clean would do the trick. This is the worst that I have ever seen the jersey. I will post a picture and explanation of how I performed a miracle.

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Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
11:07 PM

Post #8629013

Oxyclean always worked well for me, but I usually washed stuff like that twice anyway. Did THAT used to be white?!?
Elmwood Park, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8631146

I first rinsed the jersey in cold water until the water was clean. I then soaked and rubbed the shirt against itself to get the rest of the dirt out. I did the soaking/rubbing twice before washing it with the rest of my whites and more Oxy Clean. Here is how it looked.

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Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2011
1:40 AM

Post #8631345

Cave Creek, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2011
3:05 PM

Post #8632661

Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8815422

She's a natural beauty and that looks like a brand new shirt! My son gave me some Oxiclean a few years ago and I've never used it. Tide fan myself but sometimes you just need a helper! Have you noticed the fabric/yarn or thread, they are now using for dish cloths, you can't get them white. I soak mine in Clorox water for a few hours and it still doesn't help. I can't stand a dingy looking dish cloth or underwear.

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