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Easy hacks for the stains on your clothes

Your favorite sauce remains favorite until it doesn’t spoil your favorite dress! Imagine that expensive dress you bought for the most awaited family dinner, and a glass of juice slips your hand. Bang! Clothes are something into which people not only invest money but time and energy also. Decent and nice clothing reflects the inner you. More or less, a book is judged by its cover.

People often find it difficult to remove stains from clothes. Well, it is not that tough either. Whether it’s your favorite dress or your son’s brand new shorts, those apparently impossible stains of red wine, blood, tea are not so tough when you attack them from the right angle. There are many tips and tricks for hitting those unwanted stains right off your clothes.

It’s significant to note that not all the fixes work every single time, so don’t give up fully if a particular remedy does not get a stain thoroughly out. Keep trying it is likely that ultimately a method will work. The other basic rule of stain removal is that never ever wash a garment through a heated dryer until or unless you’re totally sure that no other hack is working.

This respective article discusses some easy hacks for those rigid stains frustrating you with every wash.

Artificial sweetener

It is commonly observed that grease or oil splashes on most of the people while they are cooking. Artificial sweetener is very beneficial to remove such stains immediately. The fine powder of artificial sweetener will absorb the oil. You may have to keep blot out with more sweetener, but it actually works! and is always accessible at any eatery.

Shampoo

The shampoo is brilliant for lifting oil and blood stains. Sometimes a ring appears around the collar. Use cheap hair shampoo to break down body oils from clothes. It actually works as an efficient laundry detergent.

Vinegar

White vinegar is very beneficial for removing the sweat and rust stains from your clothes. For this purpose, soak the dirty cloth with white vinegar, leave the clothing saturated overnight in vinegar-water solution (1:3) and wash it off the next day. It is a natural and easy way to get rid of the stains. You need not to use the warm water, as in most of the cases, cold water works equally well with vinegar.

Alcohol

It is very easy to wash off the marks of inks and makeup in a second by rubbing alcohol on the stained area. Alcohol, as a degreasing agent, is very much effective in lifting up oil-like stains from the clothes without damaging the texture of the fabric.

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Table salt

Table salt is very useful in removing mildew and wine stains from the clothes. Shake the stained area with salt and let it stay for a while. Gently rub the fabric by using a toothbrush to work the stain out of the fabric. Wash with lukewarm water.

Baking soda and lemon juice

Baking soda is an inexpensive yet nature’s best gifts to laundry. It is safe to use in all types of fabrics.

Baking soda is a perfect smell reducer. It keeps your laundry to smell fresh.  Baking soda and lemon juice independently make eco-friendly and cheap cleaning agents. When mixed together, these serve as a multipurpose cleaner and stain remover.

Make a mixture by adding baking soda and lemon juice to get rid of tea and coffee stains. Baking soda neutralizes the smell while lemon bleaches the fabric naturally because it has acetic acid. However, you can use lemon juice on white fabrics to get rid of yellow underarm stains or rust stains.

Eraser

Eraser is very helpful in removing unsightly dirt marks and pen marks on your fancy leather bag. Hold an eraser and rub it on the mark. If the bag has quite a few stains, then work on the complete bag, to get an even shade.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste is great for eradicating tough stains like coffee from clothing since it is composed to do the same for your teeth. Non-gel toothpaste is very beneficial in removing ink stain and lipstick marks as well.

Put toothpaste on the stain and rub it strongly together. Wash with water. Repeat the method twice or so until you get rid of the stain. Use the same method for the lipstick mark.

Glycerin

Glycerin is very effective in removing juice stains as well as sauce stains caused by ketchup or mustard. Just pour some glycerin on the stain and rub softly. Wash it off with water.

Talc, Cornstarch or Chalk

Plain white chalk or talcum powder or baby powder works like magic on the dirty sauce or oil spills. They are wonderful natural treatments for helping to absorb oily stains.

Sprinkle a sufficient amount of the powder on to the stain immediately and wait for the powder to soak up the oil. Let it stay for ten minutes and then simply brush away and wash the clothing with water once the stain reaches the surface of the fabric. It is a very easy way to remove the stain.

Dish Soap

Try a liquid dish soap for tough food stains. Spray a bit on the stain you wish to treat or soak the entire garment in soapy water for a few hours. Then, wash out the soap as usual. This works specifically well on stains caused by greasy foods. After all, the dish soap is designed to break down oils.

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Use full-strength hydrogen peroxide when you need to whiten clothes and remove blood stains as well.

Hydrogen peroxide fights fit in removing underarm yellowing, red wine, grass, chocolate, the dye from nail polish, and curry stains. It is an oxidizing agent and good alternative to the much acrid chlorine bleach. It is a more environmentally safe substitute for chlorine bleach.

Make a mixture by adding two parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part of dish soap. Allow the mixture to sit for a while. Then, dab at the stain with a clean stuff until it is removed. Repeat the method if necessary. Wash the garment immediately.

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan has studied bio-medical sciences and loves to contribute her research into the field of health through her writing. Her expertise includes product reviews and health news reporting but she enjoys writing research-based news, the most. Twitter- @MichelleKwan19

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