Is it time you say goodbye to your favourite shirt because of a stain? Why not say goodbye to the stain instead?
How many times did you loose a piece of clothing that you love because of a tiny stain that just won’t come off? Well, most of them can, with a few genius tips.
Accidents happen all the time, but you don’t have to worry about it too much. You only need to be prepared to make them history.
Grease stains might seem like nightmares, but there’s a cure for them!
If your favourite jeans just got marked by fried finger food, make sure you have chalk in the house. Rub a piece of white chalk on the stain for a few moments and let it sit for 10 minutes, so it can absorb most of the grease. After that, wipe off the chalk and put your jeans in the washing machine. Run a cold wash cycle.
Good as new!
Your best friend’s scarf has to be returned by tomorrow? Don’t worry about the chocolate stain from desert earlier. All you need to do it rinse it off with cold water, from the other side of the fabric. It will get the chocolate out fast. Then, clean it with regular detergent. Fixed!
We all hate those yellow stains that appear after a while because the aluminum in our deodorant. Want to make shirts last longer?
Here’s how you remove the stains: half a teaspoon of dish detergent, a few drops of white vinegar and half a cup of water. Press it onto the stain with a towel or a brush, then rinse it off. Repeat the whole thing if necessary until the stain goes off.
As funny as this may sound, the best “cure” for blood stains is spit. Your own saliva is the best way to get your blood off fabrics. After that, soak the stained item in cold water with a handful of salt or ammonia in it so it will absorb what’s left.
Hydrogen peroxide will do the trick if the stain is dry.
Wax & Chewing Gum
The trick for chewing gum or wax stains is your freezer. Freeze the clothing and the stain will just chip off.
Another trick for wax only is ironing the stain between paper towels. The paper will absorb the melting wax.
Rust goes off delicate clothes with lemon juice and salt. Just sprinkle the stain with salt, rub it with lemon juice and leave it in sunlight.
Keep it moist until the stain goes off.