There is nothing worse when washing laundry than that stubborn stain on your favorite garment. You’ve probably had your garment in the washing machine but the stain is still there, and you’re wondering what to do next.
There are just so many ways you can get stubborn stains whether in the office, at a dinner party or just at home. We are surrounded by all forms of substances that can create a mess on our clothes. It can be the grass on your lawn where you’ve been resting or lipstick from your sweetie on the collar that causes that stain. So, how do you go about dealing with the stain?
Stains get even worse when out on a date or just having fun with friends. However, this does not always mean an end to the awesome time you’re having with your friends. Here are some simple ways to deal with stains:
1. Use club soda: This is one of the best emergency cleaners out there when faced with an immediate need to remove that stain. Apply the club soda straight from the bottle on a damp cloth and rub on the stained area. The stain should be able to clear in no time, and you will soon be seated at your table and having some great time.
2. Lemon juice and tartar cream: This mixture only works if you’re near a laundry machine. Add the lemon and tartar mixture to water and wash your clothes normal. You will be surprised how the stains disappear in no time.
3. Plain white toothpaste: this is an effective way to deal with grass stains which are quite visible. Apply white plain toothpaste on the stained area before scrubbing with a clean wet brush. Repeat the process until all the stains on the garment are clear before rinsing
4. 3% hydrogen peroxide: this is a perfect remedy for blood stains which can always happen when we cut ourselves. The stained part of the cloth is soaked in the peroxide for a few minutes to help remove the stain. You can loosen the stain by scraping away the blood on the cloth using a blade of knife while still in the peroxide. Blood stains are quite easy to remove especially if treated immediately without having to wait for them to dry. If you happen to lack hydrogen peroxide, you can always soak the stained part in water before sprinkling it with salt. The salt will loosen the blood stains and clear it immediately you squeeze the garment.
5. Shampoo for collar stains: Collar stains might appear pretty difficult, but they are not that hard to deal with if you have shampoo in the house. You only need to pour a little shampoo in the collar region and rub the collar several to work the shampoo into the stain. Rinse after a few rounds of rubbing and the collar will be sparkling clean.
6. White bread for lipstick stains: Yes, bread can help remove lipstick stains with ease. You need to get a piece of bread and remove the crust to remain with the white center part. Compress that soft white part of the bread and use it to rub on the lipstick stain. The bread will pick all the stain on the clothes in minutes. You can then use a clean brush to remove all the leftover crumbs from your cloth.
7. Cornstarch to remove grease stains: Sprinkle the affected area with cornstarch and let it soak well for some minutes. Once well soaked, you can brush off all the stain, and it will clear in no time. This is one of the simplest ways to deal with troublesome grease stains that are always visible.
8. Alcohol for ink stains: You probably know how bad a ballpoint pen ink is when soaked in your clothes. However, they can also be removed with ease if you have some alcohol in the house. You can rub the ink with alcohol and wipe it away with a clean cloth. Apart from alcohol, the affected area can be cleared with milk. Dip a sponge into milk and use it to rub away the ink stain.
9. Baking soda for red wine stain: Deal with red wine spills when still fresh to have an easier time removing them. You need to soak up the spill area in baking soda. You then spread the garment over a bowl and pour theboiling water through the stain. This means you should have the water ready even before you soak the garment in baking soda. This should be able to clear your stain in no time.
10. Concentrated sugar water for tea stains: Add sugar to warm water until it no longer dissolves. You can then dip the affected garment in this concoction before washing up the usual way.
Dealing with stains is not as difficult as you might think if you know what to do. Some of these things used to clear stains are readily available in homes so you should not have any problems dealing with any type of stain.
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