1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide to get whites back to white! (add baking soda for extra scrubbing power) let sit for 1 hour then wash as usual. Gets whites back to white!
Oil will reactivate oily stains. I use Goo gone (product to remove stickers/labels). I put a small amt on stain, let sit for 5 mins, they completely saturate area with Spray n Wash or some similar stain remover - then wash as normal. The Goo gone reactivates the stain so that the remover can work.
Remove Sharpie Ink (TRIED) - I tried this today because Rick got blue Sharpie on my tablecloth. I used alcohol wipes to rub the stain instead of soaking it in alcohol (b/c I didn't have any in a bottle) and then I rubbed Dawn dishwashing detergent into it and threw it into the washer. WORKED LIKE A CHARM! ~ ES