Laundry is one of those household chores you wish you could escape from but you just can’t. When you have children, it’s even more challenging to keep up with piles of laundry and stained clothing.

My kids are messy! They spill tomato sauce and juice on their shirts daily. I keep reminding them – the food needs to go IN their mouths, not on their clothes!

When I had a chance to try Resolve Gold® In-Wash Stain Remover, I was eager to test it out.

For heavily stained clothing – like those dried-in stains – it’s best to pre-treat the clothing first. I put my son’s juice and tomato-sauce stained shirt to the test.
Kids are Messy: How to remove common stains

To pre-treat stains, dissolve 1/2 scoop of powder with 105ml of water and stir until mixed with a spoon or stick and apply mix to the surface of the entire stain. Using the underside of the Resolve® scoop, rub the mix into the stain for 30 seconds (up to a max of 5 minutes). Then you can rinse the garment, or add to your wash.I noticed after pre-treating that the stain was already gone, after just two minutes. That was very impressive considering I haven’t had much success removing oil and sauce stains.

I also added a scoop of the Resolve Gold® In-Wash Stain Remover powder to the wash to remove any other stains that were in my son’s laundry (1 scoop for standard loads and 2 scoops large or heavily soiled loads).


For Standard Machines: Fill the washing machine with water. Then add powder along with your detergent to the wash water before adding clothes

For High Efficiency (HE) Machines: Add powder to the empty drum before adding clothes. Add detergent to its dispenser and start the wash. Do not mix powder with liquid HE detergent in the dispenser.

Run wash cycle as usual.

Kids are Messy: How to remove common stains


After the wash cycle finished, I was delighted to see that the stain on my son’s green shirt was completely gone, and his other clothing also looks cleaner and brighter.

Kids are Messy: How to remove common stains


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Resolve Gold® In-Wash Stain Remover is available at all major grocery stores including Walmart, Loblaws in Powder and Gel $7.47.

The super-boosted formula is the best from Resolve®. It’s so powerful that it removes some of the toughest 7 day dried-in stains in just 30 seconds! For maximum speed and power, pre-treat and see results in 30 seconds.

Kids are Messy: How to Remove Common Stains


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Resolve®; however all opinions are my own.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. We’re already starting to see some tough stains from all the spring activity. That stain remover sounds great!

  2. Elizabeth O. Reply

    When you have kids this is definitely important. It’s nice to have a stain remover that’s as convenient as this. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  3. This looks like a great stain treatment! When you have kids stain removal is a key part of laundry!

  4. This is great. I really hate stain because i have a short temper about how long it should take to remove stain from clothes. The removal looks effective.

  5. Ryan Escat Reply

    Sounds good. I like your video. Thanks for sharing! I really need this.

  6. Ronnie Leyba Reply

    A must have stain remover. Seems like a very good product/brand for us. Thanks for putting this mini review up!

  7. I am really struggling in stains of my kids’ shirts. This would be useful and useful. Thanks!

  8. This sounds like a great stain remover! I need this for my kids’ pants to get the grass stains out of their softball and baseball uniforms.

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