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A Tip for Girls Only | Manolo for the Big Girl

A Tip for Girls Only

Often we talk about the importance of taking care of one’s clothes. It is far better to buy quality items (especially when it comes to shoes) and take care of them, so they last for years, than to buy cheapie things every season.

When it comes to lingerie, there are times this is difficult. We understand, yes, that there are times that, no matter how careful one tries to be, certain bodily fluids greatly threaten the panties, the skirts, and the sheets, yes? Especially at night while one is sleeping? You wake up in the morning and look at the mess and go “aw, I can’t believe it happened again.”

Francesca has help for you. It is a magical product called Biz. This powder has saved Francesca a fortune in linens and clothes. And you can get it at any supermarket. It looks like this:


Francesca says: First, run the stain under cold (not hot!) water, to remove as much as you can. Then, take a plastic bin. Pour in a few spoonfuls of Biz and a little water, to make a paste.  Rub the paste into the stain. Then pour in some more water, the least amount you need to cover the stained area. Put the bin away somewhere where guests won’t see it, and wait for two, maybe three days (check it every half day or so to see how it is doing).

When you take out the clothing item, it will look good as new. Just run it in the regular wash (or hand-wash, if it is fine lingerie) and you are done.

Francesca has tried this with white sheets and afterward she couldn’t see where the stain had been.  It was a miracle from above.

And now she shares the miracle with you! xoxo!

(Thanks to Francesca’s friend L. who introduced her to this laundry technique!)

7 Responses to “A Tip for Girls Only”

  1. Despina February 25, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Oh, Francesca, Francesca … is there ANY problem that that pretty li’l noggin of yours can’t solve? Thanks for sharing.

  2. Twistie February 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks for the tip, Francesca! I’ll definitely be trying this one out.

  3. Bobbi February 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    Or invest in one of those frightfully expensive ECO euro washers with an overnight soak option. It will soak your clothes in whatever temp you want and give it a handy swish every now and again to speed things along. That’s one of my favorite options (with 5 kids my washer is an investment). The other favorite option is th fact it will heat water in the drum to near boiling when the occasion demands.

  4. Jude February 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    Swear by Biz…can’t live without it. Gets rid of unidentifiable child stains–the kind where the kid “can’t remember” what he smeared all over his shirt but darn it he was going to get it off his hands–plus wine, coffee, peanut butter grease, all kinds of human mishaps, fruit/sugary evil, and my grandma’s 93 yearold christening gown with the handmade lace (I did beaucoup de research before the attempt–turned out snow white–I rinsed it very well and let it dry flat). The only failure was silly putty, and I kind of knew that wouldn’t work beforehand. Only household product I ever prosyletize for. Except for scotch.

  5. Nariya February 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm #


    I love you.

  6. mini_pixie February 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Awesome! this goes on the grocery list today. I’m hoping it will work on banana stained baby clothes- that stuff turns brown and is impossible to get out!

  7. teteatete March 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Do you think this will work for a wine stain that’s been, um, curing…for a week or so? Apparently a little Valentine’s Day wine got spilled on my duvet cover (I swear I have NO IDEA how that happened…. . .) that I just discovered and it’s my best one. If there is hope for it, I know that you lovely ladies can help! Thanks mucho!