When planning the perfect picnic there are a few factors to consider. From the food, to the extras, and the games to play, making sure you’re going to have a fun day out takes a little planning. Our picnic planning guide can help you set the scene for an entertaining day out, and also could help when you come in and have a few clothes stains to tackle. But first…
Filling a picnic basket with your favourite treats can really make the day special. From sandwiches to cakes, biscuits to fruit, there’s so much choice that all suits whatever food theme you have in mind. If you’re thinking about a stain removal tip, try to reduce the amount of juicy types of food, such as mango, watermelon or even whole tomatoes, as these can drip onto your clothes. Bringing along plenty of water is important, particularly if it’s hot, a good rule of thumb is to bring a litre or two per person.
Choosing the Spot
Finding a flat area is a good way to begin a picnic. Then make sure there’s plenty of space to run or play games, but also try to make sure there’s shade nearby if things get a little hot – a large tree can do the trick, but you may want to bring a gazebo or a large umbrella too. If you want to protect against grass stains, a picnic blanket would help. It needn’t necessarily just be a blanket – an old rug, tablecloth or even a (extremely large) scarf could do, but it’s nice to have something between you and the grass, and gives you the chance to lie down comfortably without getting grass stains.
Frisbee, rugby, soccer, catch or football can all be great fun, and what you bring is dependent on what kind of equipment you have at home, and of course what you and your family and friends prefer. If you don’t have any sports equipment, tag, or even races can be fun games to play outdoors. Of course, these could leave you working up a sweat, so leave time between games to cool down. Any stains that might find their way onto your own clothes can be taken care of with a quick soak with Resolve®.
The Extras and Essentials
Packing a few lawn chairs also gives you a little more luxury and comfort. Bug repellent, sun screen and a couple of band aids and hand sanitizer can cover the basics of keeping your health covered (apply creams carefully so they don’t stain your clothes.) Finally, don’t forget a fully charged mobile phone! With this you can take pictures, make sure your friends don’t get lost, and will also will keep you covered in case of any emergencies.
Picnic Stain Removal
Clothes stains in the forms of juice, sun cream, grass or even strawberries can be a common result of a fun picnic. However, you don’t need think about them when you’re enjoying the sunshine. With Resolve®, stain removal is quick, easy and effective. You can now have a little piece of mind while you let your clothes soak the stains away.
To effectively pre-treat your post-picnic clothing, apply Resolve® Oxi-Action Spray to stained areas. It’s tough on stains with the first application. Simply squeeze both bottle chambers evenly to ensure both liquids release equally to cover and penetrate the stains. Allow clothes to soak for 1-5 minutes and then wash immediately according to care label instructions.