Some home remedy for common stains.
Sometimes annoying accidents like spilling some dark colored juice, or soda or red wine into your favourite shirt happens. This makes you want to cry or scream in frustration but rather that doing that, you have to act fast as it may not be too late and you can still save that shirt.
I know, in moments like this, you can’t just drop everything and go to the shopping centre to get that stain remover that you remember seeing in tv. Worry not, as there are some handy items in your household that can come to your rescue. Aside from saving your pocket from an unnecessary expense, these items are also environment friendly.
Red wine stains needs to be treated as soon as possible. Apply soda water to the affected area and wash it off.
For oil stains, you can remove this by using sugar and water. Make a paste from the mixing sugar and water. Then rub it in the stain. Leave it for a few minutes to allow it to dry before washing.
We can remove non-oily stains by washing it with a solution made of 500 ml of warm water, a teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent and white vinegar. Or if you have eucalyptus oil, you can apply this to the affected area for about two minutes before washing. Stubborn and sticky price tags that won’t go off your clothes can be removed by hairspray or eucalyptus oil.
You must always remember, though to test a small part of the fabric first to avoid any drastic reactions to the solution that you are using.
If you want to revitalise your white clothes and return them to their usual brightness, bleaching it may help. We can also create our own bleaching formula using any of the following solutions:
- A cup of lemon juice in about a half bucket of water
- A good splash of methylated spirits in a bucket of water
- A cup of salt dissolved in a bucket of water
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Published in: Homemaking