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Stain Removers for Almost Everything

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Stains happen, and unfortunately, it’s often our favorite clothing items to fall victim to various alien substances. However, if you can catch that stain before it goes in the dryer, it’s possible to save your clothes. In this Canyon Park blog post, we are featuring some of the best time-tested stain removal tips and tricks. 

Grease: We’ve heard that putting soda (particularly Coca-Cola) in the washer with detergent and your grease-stained clothing, can take that stain right out. Another option is to first sprinkle baking soda onto the stain for it to soak up any excess grease. Then, rub the stain with dish soap and wash in hot water.

Makeup: Try using shaving cream to take out makeup that’s been stained into a shirt or a dress. Another idea would be to gently rub dish soap onto the stain, let it sit, then wash it in hot water. Using dish soap is a good idea when dealing with more oily or liquid makeups, such as liquid foundation.

Sweat: To get out tougher sweat stains, create a mixture of baking soda and water and rub into the stain. Let that sit for a while before washing. Another option would be to mix dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Scrub the stain and let sit before washing.

 Blood: Soak the stain in cold saltwater and gently rub to then remove the stain. Another option would be to soak the stain in hydrogen peroxide and gently rub it out before washing.

Coffee: Mix up 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 2 cups of water. Use a sponge to apply and rub out the stain. Or use baking soda to absorb out the stain, gently rub it out, then wash to fully remove it.

Chocolate: When removing chocolate stains from clothing use a paper towel to remove excess chocolate. Then, soak the stain in milk. Lastly, wash the stain in cold water.

What are your stain removing tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading! Check back soon for life tips, apartment tricks, community events, and more. We hope that you have a great month here in Puyallup, WA!