The easiest thing to do when your favorite item of clothing has a stain is to replace it with a new one. But you could save yourself the money and time by using these simple stain removal tips that will only cost a fraction of the cost of replacement.
These tips only require a few easy to obtain household care items:
- Blood – Soak in cold water mixed with two tablespoons of salt.
- Chocolate – Rinse from the reverse side with cold water. Rub in some liquid dish washing soap such as Morning Fresh, Ushindi or your preferred brand, and leave to sit for 5 minutes, then soak for 15 minutes in cold water.
- Coffee – Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar with two cups of water and apply to the stain with a sponge.
- Crayon – Sprinkle baking soda onto the crayon marks and rub with a cloth
- Ink (Ballpoint) – Dab a little non-gel toothpaste such as Colgate or Aquafresh over the affected area and rub gently. Wash off with soap. Repeat if necessary
- Ink (Dry Erase Marker) – Rub stain with dish washing liquid and a damp cloth, before washing with detergent.
- Grass – Pre-treat the stain with white vinegar or dish washing liquid.
- Mud – Allow the mud to dry completely. Remove as much mud as you can then rub dish washing liquid into the area with a damp cloth.
- Grease – Sprinkle baking soda on the stain to soak up excess grease. Rb the stain with liquid dish soap and wash in the hottest water suitable for the garment.
- Red wine – Sprinkle salt on the area to absorb as much as the satin as possible rinse from the reverse side of the stain with boiling water and wash immediately.
- Perspiration – Create a paste with baking soda and water. Apply to the stain and leave it to sit for an hour.
- Rust – Squeeze lemon juice onto the stain and sprinkle with salt. Allow garment to bleach naturally in the sun.
- Sauce – Apply white vinegar directly onto the stain and wash immediately. Sunlight will also bleach stubborn stains