Nothing is worse than coming back home from a nice day out and discover that you’ve unwillingly added a new pattern to your beautiful white shirt. Food, make-up, sweat or grass can end up ruining your clothes. Luckily, these tricks will help you get rid of the most annoying stains in your clothes. Crisis averted.
Summer is the sweatiest season of the year, which means you’ll avoid wearing certain tops because you know they’ll end up with pit stains. Don’t worry, because there’s a way to get rid of them. Simply rub a dry bar of soap on the stained area before washing. If it is discolored, soak it in a mixture of white vinegar and hot water for a few minutes and then wash as normal.
Nothing worse than taking off your shirt and staining it with make-up. For foundation, there’s an easy trick. Apply shaving cream to the stain and let it sit for thirty minutes to break down the foundation. Then, just wash as usual and be amazed at the results.
Grass is one of the trickiest stains to get rid of, ask any mom. If you enjoy outdoor activities but don’t enjoy the additional green spots in your clothes, try this trick. Apply your favorite pretreater to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes so it works its way in. Then, scrub the stain working from the center outward. Wash as usual.
It happens. Don’t let it ruin your underwear. If the stain is fresh, apply a pretreater and follow up with a solution of water and ammonia. A paste of lemon juice and table salt works too. If the stain is dry, soak it in cold water (never use hot water to remove blood) before treating it. Wash in a cold setting.
If you touched your clothes with greasy fingers, don’t panic, there’s actually an easy way to get rid of grease stains. Apply a bit of dish detergent directly on the stain and gently rub it in to treat the area. After that, wash as usual and breathe in relief. Dish detergent is made to break down grease, that’s why this trick is so effective.
Why is nature so dirty? When you come back home from that hike, brush off excess dirt form your clothes and soak them in a mix of warm water, white vinegar and dish detergent. Rinse it all off and dab rubbing alcohol in the parts that are still stained. Rinse it off and wash as you normally would.
We all scream when our cone falls right on top of our favorite blouse. Just soak the stain in cold water for ten minutes, add dish detergent and let it sit for 30 minutes to threat the stain. Rinse the soapy water off and then wash as usual.