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What’s Up with Tide Sticks?

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

At Rattle Hum Laundry, we don’t judge our customers. If you give us a white shirt with a huge marinara stain right down the front of it, we just smile and show you our awesome Tide Sticks. Still, it might be convenient if you could remove stains as soon as they happen, rather than having to wait till you can do the laundry or risk doing something that might make the stain a permanent one.

As it turns out, there is an option. If you’ve ever seen a Tide Stick and wondered “what’s up with that?” you’re about to find out the answer. The Tide Stick is a stain remover.

  • What is it? The Tide Stick is a convenient tool for quickly removing stains, especially when you’re out in public and can’t do laundry right away. You can carry one in your purse or briefcase for those unexpected food or drink spills. All you have to do is excuse yourself, go somewhere private for a few minutes, and use your Tide Stick to remove the stain.

  • How does it work? The Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover (the Tide Stick’s official name) uses hydrogen peroxide, detergents, surfactants, and water to break up the molecules in a food stain, causing the stain to disappear. The Instant Stain Remover is strong enough to remove most food stains, but gentle enough to avoid damaging most garments.

  • The best way to use Tide Sticks: To use the Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover, first remove any food bits with a napkin or tissue and then take the cap off your Tide Stick. All you need to do is to press the tip several times against the stain. Then wipe the Tide Stick across the stain to remove it from your garment.

  • Pros & Cons: There are advantages and disadvantages to using a Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover. The advantages are that the Tide Stick is convenient to carry around, easy to use, works without adding water, and is good at removing fresh food stains. The disadvantages are that it cannot remove stains that have already set, doesn’t work on blood, ink, grass, or grease stains, and can leave a white mark on some items of clothing. Before you use it on anything, try it on an area no one would usually see.

Now you know all about the Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover, also known as the “Tide Stick.” The Tide Stick is only $5 and after you treat the stains with your Tide Stick, you will notice the difference. Happy Tide Stick!


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