No one likes to see a stain on their clothing, but it’s inevitable. There are a few simple steps you can follow to ensure that you remove stains easily and doesn’t set in. With a little care, you can keep your clothes looking their best. There is a simple and easy way to remove every stain you see. All you need is a little bit of elbow grease and some common household items.
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Remove Stains the Right Way With These Natural Techniques
How many times have you bought a new outfit for an event or special occasion only to spill or drop something on it the first time you wear it?
You might be able to get the stain out if it can be treated immediately. But what happens if you can’t get to the stain right away? Are there natural ways to remove stains once they’ve begun to set in?
First Steps to Remove Stains the Right Way
Give It Time
To begin with, be prepared to give whatever product you use a chance to work. This right here is key, give the product time to work.
You cannot expect a product, any product, to work immediately. Once you put a product on the stain, give it at least 15 to 30 minutes to work into the stain before trying to remove it.
Tackling the stain starts with blotting the fabric with a clean cloth to eliminate the surplus liquid as quickly as you can. It’s important for you to handle and reduce the fabric, rather than just rubbing, because it assists the root source of the problem from worsening.
Do not use heat on the stain until you have removed as much, if not all, of the stain from the fabric. Using heat, especially from a dryer, will set the stain and make it impossible to remove.
Spill some red wine, or have a cherry anything really drip on you? Or maybe you nicked yourself making supper, get a little blood on your white shirt?
Run cold water over the red stain to rinse out as much as possible. Make a solution of half hydrogen peroxide and half cool water. Take the garment off and soak it for 30 minutes. Depending on the stain this treatment may take more than one time to completely remove the stain.
Whiten and Brighten Your Whites
Let the washer fill up and then turn it off to allow the clothes to soak for 30 minutes. After the clothes have soaked for 30 minutes, run the load as usual. For additional freshness, add one-quarter cup of baking soda to the final rinse.
Stains can happen to anyone, at any time, and in any place. Don’t let them ruin your day. Remove the source of the stain, blot with cool water and soap, and then deal with it when you get home. If you homestead, chances are you have a lot of stained clothes.
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Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.