With our kids in school, we don't take much time off during the school year. Consequently we use up our vacation days over the summer. We even sometimes take extended trips.
If your family has a bunch of kids like ours, you know you have to pack light. There is just no room in the van for a diva's three suitcases. Gonna have to leave Diana Ross at home. We've settled into a bit of a routine where we pack light and do laundry on the road.
We tend to gravitate toward "out-of-the-way" type places. We prefer to stay in the sticks rather than constantly battle the crowds. Most of the places are forward thinking enough to provide a washer and dryer for their guests. And believe me, it is much appreciated. The only problem is the hard water. And hard water means rust stains. Just a quick glance in the toilet lets me know what I'm up against. If I see rust, I know I'm going to need a little help.
We wear a lot of light colors and whites in the summer and hard water can turn them yellow or dingy brown after just one washing. But how do you remove rust? Better yet, how do you remove rust stains on clothing?
I started bringing the rust removal product, Super Iron Out
, on family vacations. I just add half a cup to the warm water as the washer is filling, let it soak, add detergent, then resume the wash cycle. This stuff not only removes rust stains from clothing, but also from toilets, concrete and most appliances. SIO really is the best rust remover on the market today, and a must have for family vacations.