Nail brush makes a great laundry scrub brush for tiny clothes

Kids’ clothes have more than their share of stains. My pre-soaking treatment for stubborn clothing stains does the trick most of the time, but every now and then I need to apply a little elbow grease. I’ve found that an old nail brush is the perfect tool for the job — it’s easy to hold, it covers more area than a toothbrush, and it’s small enough to work on tiny bits of clothing. Plus I have two or three cluttering up the bathroom, so one can happily move down to the laundry room.

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  1. MorahLaura says

    I only have one nail brush and it lives at the kitchen sink. When the kids get food-stains on them, I just strip their clothes off right there in the kitchen and scrub with the nail brush and a little dishwashing liquid. Works great for many stains and grease, but I think I’ll try the pre-soak and color-safe bleach method on fudgesicle, which NOTHING I’ve tried has worked on yet!

  2. says

    I totally agree about the nail brush trick – it’s definitely one of the best ways to scrub out stains. Haven’t come across the presoak treatment before, so I’ll give that one a try.

  3. says

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