How to get stains out of clothes without using bleach?

I am getting a Washer& Dryer and i was wondering if any hometalkers out there would know how to get inbedded stains out of clothes and make them smell good at the same time? Please Reply back ASAP! Thank-You!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 12, 2017
    See if this will work for you...www,home

  • Charlene Clark Charlene Clark on Mar 12, 2017
    I am a firm believer in Shout on stains before washing; adding Oxyclean to washer as it fills, then let it swish for awhile to make sure it is desolved; and finally, adding Tide liquid. Then I put the clothes in the washer and restart it.

    • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Mar 12, 2017
      Thanks for the tip, but my husband and I are allergic to Shout and Oxyclean, so we try to stay away from it as much as possible? If we don't have Tide can we use ALL Liquid if that's all we have to use? Please Reply back! Thank-You!

  • Kay Kay on Mar 13, 2017
    4 Tblsp. peroxide, 1 Tblsp. dish soap & 1 Tblsp. baking soda, use an old toothbrush & brush on stain. If the stain isn't too old or set in it should come out.

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    • Charlene Clark Charlene Clark on Mar 13, 2017
      I think that is a good idea. Peroxide will remove any color to completely white. Also, "Oxy"clean and per"oxide" are cousins mixed differently.

  • Claude Claude on Mar 13, 2017
    Use above on stained fabrics. I make my own detergent. My clothes come clean. Request the simple recipe by reply and I'll post. I save $350 a year and it's better.

    • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Mar 13, 2017
      Cparisi76: Could you please post your simple recipe for the homemade laundry detergent? Is it liquid or powder laundry detergent? Anything that will save me money I'll try! Thanks Alot!

  • Claude Claude on Mar 15, 2017
    2 c washing soda, 2 cups borax and two bars of felsnappa soap...I use my food processor to grind up the soap because it gets nice and fine and dissolves easier...and mix in the other ingredients. And shake the jar to mix. I use a rounded Tablespoon in the laundry dispenser..Or put it into the bottom of the machine. It costs $6 and change for a batch that lasts months. The original recipe called for melting in water and cooking on the stove but that to me is a waste of my time. It is heavy and a pain to store. I keep the dry mix it in a large repurposed pickle jar w an old spoon in it.
    I use an extra rinse for whites ( I have an he machine)along w a couple T white vinegar in the softener container for the rinse. My clothes just smell nice and clean.
    hope it works for you too.