10 Easy Laundry Tricks

Fixing Flannel Fabric

Stains on abrasive fabrics like flannel are every mom's nightmare, because whatever you spill is locked in by the texture of the fabric. Don't say bye-bye to that shirt just yet, because we've got a nightlight that'll chase those bad dreams away.

For stubborn stains on flannel fabric, pour 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon glycerin into a deep, wide-mouthed plastic cup, mix them together using a fork (the way you whisk milk into raw eggs to make scrambled eggs) and smear the mixture onto the stain. Wait about 30 minutes for it to loosen the stain and then launder the item as usual.