Tips & Tricks on How to Remove Stains

Don’t you hate it when you are doing laundry and you have a stain that no matter how many times you throw it in the washing machine it won’t come out? From the messages we get on Twitter, we can tell it happens a lot. You try throwing it in alone, and then you put more detergent and still no result. This is due to the fact that there are different types of stains and different tricks on how to remove it. All you need is a few tips on how to remove stains and you will get them off in no time.

Generally Removing Stains:
Before washing clothing always read the label! If the garment is washable try cleaning it with water, petroleum-based pre-wash spray, or a spot remover. If the garment says dry clean only then dry clean it.

Gum Stains:
Gum is always a stain that is very difficult to take out and the trick is to use two egg whites. With a toothbrush you brush the egg whites on to the gum and let you let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 to 20 minutes have past you proceed to clean the garment as usual.

Removing Blood Stains:
Blood might seem hard to remove but all you have to do is pour hydrogen peroxide on to the blood stain and rinse it with cold water. If the blood stain is still there repeat the process.

Glitter, Glitter Go Away!
You always have that one shirt that has glitter and sheds glitter everywhere it even gets on your face. A great trick to stop glitter clothing from shedding is to spray aerosol hair spray on to it so that it can stay put. If you are in hurry and you must wash it with other clothing wash it inside out, but if you have the time its best that you wash it separately. This way the glitter won’t on to other garments.

Mysterious Lipstick Stains:
This tip can be very helpful for men, for all you men out there the best way to remove lipstick stains is to use petroleum jelly. You apply it on the stain and clean garment as usual in the washing machine.

Greasy Stains:
To remove greasy stains sprinkle baby powder or cornstarch on the grease stain and let it sit for a few minutes. After you have let it sit for a couple of minutes brush it off and the stain will come out as you brush it off.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Stains:
To remove this stains wet the clothing fabric and sprinkle it with powered dish detergent. Then scrub it using a toothbrush. After rinse the item and clean garment as usual.

Pen Ink Stains:
The best and easier way of removing ink stains is to rub alcohol on the ink stain before washing the garment. When you throw the garment into the washing machine the stain will have already disappeared!

Gasoline Stains:
What is the best way to remove an oil stain? If you didn’t know the best way to remove any oil stain is to use another kind of oil. Baby oil is a good product to remove gasoline oil. When you throw the garment with gasoline stain into the machine add baby oil and detergent. Make sure you DO NOT dry this garment in a dryer because it might create a fire.

Mineral and Rust Stains:
To remove these stains all you have to do is add 1 cup of bottled lemon juice in the washing machine to remove discoloration from cotton laundry.

Permanent Marker and White out Stains:
To remove these stains you need paper towels and sunscreen. Rub sunscreen on the white out or permanent maker stain and then wipe off with a paper towel. Repeat this process over and over until the stain is gone.

Removing Bad odors on Clothing:
There are times where we have garments that don’t smell pleasant and the smell seems to not go away. The best way to remove these bad odors is to presoak garments in cold water with detergent. Leave the garment presoaking overnight and then launder as usual. It will also help if when you throw the garment into the dryer to you also throw in a fabric softener. This way your garments will smell even better. So you see stains might seem hard to remove but if you now a few tricks they can be removed in no time. These tips can be helpful to new housewives, or those who are just starting to learn how to do laundry. Laundry might seem easy but a few tips are always helpful if you want your clothes to be perfectly clean and smelling great.

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