10 Laundry hacks to remove stains from clothes
We have all been there. Clothes and stains are a sensitive topic for many people. This is because no matter how careful we are, it is inevitable that our clothes will get dirty. Stains on clothes can come from many different sources such as ink, food, cosmetics, sweat, and soil.
Some stains can be removed with just water if you act quickly enough after the stain has occurred while others might require a little more time and effort. Acting quickly on stains can sometimes be hard, especially when you are in public, or you discover them during laundry.
Clothing manufacturers usually provide detailed care instructions on how to take care of their products. However, these instructions can be time-consuming and difficult to follow. This is where laundry hacks come in handy, as they provide fast stain removal without the need for expensive professional cleaning services. These hacks are a great way to do laundry at home without buying any special products or spending extra time.
Laundry hacks to remove 10 common stains
We have compiled the list below of hacks to help you with the 10 most common stains that are found on clothes.
1. Tomato paste/sauce/stew stains: Baking soda works wonders for getting tomato paste stains out of clothes. Simply pour some soda on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before washing. Alternately, you can use dish soap or white vinegar. Soap that contains enzymes is preferable because it breaks down the protein.
2. Ink stains: You can remove ink stains by applying white vinegar directly to the stain and wash as usual: The acetic acid in white vinegar is an effective agent for breaking down ink stains, which can rinse out easily.
Another alternative is to use baking soda. Apply baking soda paste to the stain and let it sit for 5 minutes. Afterward, use a cloth to scrub the area and then rinse it with cold water.
3. Wine stains: Wine stains are notoriously difficult to get out of your clothes. The most important thing when removing this type of stain is patience. To remove wine stains, use a mixture of club soda, dish soap, and cold water. Pour it on the stain and rub it with your fingers. Then wash in warm water and dry the clothes. You can also use white vinegar and combine it with water or club soda to create a mixture that will clean your clothes faster.
4. Tea/coffee stains: To remove coffee stains from clothes, use a paste made from hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap on the stain. This should be left on for about 15 minutes before it is rinsed off. Alternately, you can use a mix of water and baking soda to scrub onto the stained area of the fabric. Rinse off with cold water and then wash.
5. Oil stains: Oil stains are tough to remove; they don't come out easily, and the clothes you wear can be ruined if you do it wrong. You will need a paper towel or something similar and some dishwashing liquid. Put some dishwashing liquid on the paper towel, then use it to scrub at the oil stain until it starts to come up. It takes some scrubbing, but this way will make your clothes look brand new again!
6. Cosmetic stains: The first thing you need to do is to make sure that the stain has been allowed to dry completely. The next step would be to use a washcloth and soak it in a mixture of water and vinegar. This will soften up the stain further and make it easy for you to scrub off.
You can also use rubbing alcohol. Pour some alcohol on a clean cloth and gently rub it over the stained area until all traces of the stain are gone.
7. Sweat stains: Sweat stains are one of the toughest and embarrassing stains. To remove this type of stain, apply lemon juice or vinegar to the affected area before washing it. You can also use hot water and baking soda.
8. Bloodstains: For white fabrics, apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the blood stain and let it sit until bubbling stops. Then rinse with cold water and wash in warm with detergent. Reapply hydrogen peroxide again after washing and let it bubble up before rinsing off again with cold water. For other color fabrics, use dish soap to remove the stain.
9. Grass stains: One of the easiest ways is to use dish soap. Wet the clothing with water and then rub a small amount of dish soap into the grass stain on the fabric. Then let it stand for about 10 minutes. Scrub the area of the stain gently, rinse it out with cold water then spread to dry. You can also use lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide in place of dish soap.
10. Adhesive stains: There are different ways to remove adhesive stains from clothes. One common way is to use Hairspray to saturate the area and let it sit for a while before gently peeling off the sticker. If this doesn't work, try using rubbing alcohol or detergent solution in the affected area. This will lift off the adhesive then you can wash it off. Another option is to use a dry cleaning solvent like acetone and apply it directly to the stain.