Easy Foolproof Ways To Remove All Types Of Laundry Stains
Don't Throw Away Clothes With Set-In Stains, Try This Foolproof Technique Instead
Marilyn Caylor 3/23/2017
There are all sorts of stains that can do a number on your clothes. You may think that only a professional cleaner can get rid of grease, blood, coffee and ink stains. However, there are easy and inexpensive ways to get rid of these unsightly marks yourself at home. Check out the fabulous DIY spot removing tips below!
Get Rid Of Armpit Stains
Don't let your white shirts live with gross armpit stains! Mix together 1 teaspoon of liquid Dawn dish soap, 3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub this mixture into the stain with a brush, and watch the discoloration disappear like magic.
Chalk "pens" work just as well as popular stain removing pens and they're less expensive, too! If you're eating out and something greasy happens to drip onto your blouse, just rub chalk into the stain. It will quickly absorb the oily residue, which means you won't have a big mess on your hands when it comes time to do the laundry later on.
Ink stains are near impossible to get rid of. But, as long as the stain hasn't set in, you won't have to make a trip to the dry cleaner. Soak a cotton pad in denatured alcohol, which can be found at hardware stores, and blot the stain with it. When the cotton ball starts to get dark, you know it's working.
Grab a fresh piece of cotton, dip it in the alcohol, and repeat the process until the ink mark finally disappears. If you find yourself confronted with a stubborn stain, follow these additional steps to banish it for good.
Guess what ladies, hair spray isn't just for hair! It's also wonderful for making ink stains vanish into thin air. There's no need to use the expensive stuff, though. Generously soak the ink stain with hair spray, and then quickly blot it with a wet paper towel. Now, your clothes will look as great as your hair!
Blood stains are a bit of a laundry challenge, but who doesn't love a good challenge? Give the stain a cold water soak - don't ever use hot water, which will permanently set it. Next, rub the unsightly mark with a bar of soap, and gently hand wash the piece of clothing in cold water.
For tougher stains, try using hydrogen peroxide or ammonia to lift it out. Additional blood stain removal tips can be found here.
Instead, reach for the salt and club soda! To get rid of the wine splotches, grab a bottle of club soda and pour it directly onto the stain. The goal is to get moisture to the stain as quickly as possible, which will help dilute it. Blot at the stain with a paper towel. If necessary, pour more club soda onto it and keep blotting it until the red wine has finally been soaked up.
Another simple way to get rid of red wine involves a culinary favorite - salt. Quickly rub it into the stain so that it will absorb the wine. Leave it to dry overnight, and then launder the fabric in cold water the next morning.
If you're prone to spilling drinks on yourself, then your clothes probably aren't going to like your morning coffee habit. Thankfully, there's a cool trick to removing brown coffee marks, and it involves using another morning favorite - eggs. Whisk together a whole egg and warm water, then dip a wet sponge into the mixture. Liberally apply this to the coffee stain, and use a brush to scrub the discoloration away. Brilliant!