Like most people, I hate getting my clothes stained. But, with two little kids in the house, it’s almost unavoidable.
I have encountered difficult stains so often, I’ve compiled a list on how to remove them. I’d like to share it now with you:
This, for me, is the easiest stain to remove. Whether fresh or dried, I just pour hydrogen peroxide on the affected area, wipe the bubbles away and with it, the blood stains.
This stain, I seldom meet, but when I do, I simply sandwich the stained fabric between two pieces of paper towel, and press with a hot iron. The hot iron will melt the wax, and the paper towels will absorb them.
The fastest way to remove chocolate stains is with a tiny amount of chlorine bleach. Just pour some bleach into the cap, dip a ballpen end into the bleach, touch the wet end on the stain and wait a minute.
For larger stains, I dip an old toothbrush into the bleach instead of a pen, and brush the stain lightly.
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Like blood, hydrogen peroxide works well with grass stains. Just pour, let it froth, and wipe away.
I used to think grease stains are permanent until my husband took them out by washing alternately with gasoline and pure dishwashing liquid!
This one, I really hate. If you catch an ink stain soon enough, rubbing alcohol usually does the trick. Acetone or nail polish remover is good too. If it’s a bit late, try rubbing it with glycerin. If all else fails, just keep wearing the garment, and the stain will fade in time!
My son loves ketchup, so I meet this often. Like chocolate, ketchup is no match for a chlorine bleach. If you are removing stains from a colored shirt, though, wet the shirt first and keep careful watch to make sure the color doesn’t disappear with the stain. Rinse the bleach off as soon as the stain is gone.
Gross, I know, but there they are. To remove mold stains, I use pure chlorine bleach too. Not only does it remove the stains, it also kills the mold and lessens the risk that my kids will get asthma.
Here’s a strange way to remove stains that my Grandma taught me: She leaves the stained clothes out in the rain! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. All I know is that it gets some stains out without any effort from me. I thought I’d share that with you too!
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