11 EASY WAYS TO REMOVE CLOTHING STAINS ON BUDGET – RECIPIES YOU CAN USE AGAIN & AGAIN
Any way to save money is the best way. This includes removing tough everyday stains. Branded stain remover can be quite costly and before you know it the bottles finished.
Maybe you have a kids who are constantly getting themselves in a mess, or maybe you are just clumsy – don’t worry I won’t judge!
To help you out I have sourced 9 smart affordable ways you can remove yucky spills and accidents from your clothes time and time again, without breaking the bank.
Remove Armpit Stains With Lemon And Baking Soda
Mix Equal parts of lemon juice and water and rub it on the stained area.
If the stain persists mix four tablespoons of baking soda in a quarter cup of lukewarm water – this will form a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area, then grab a toothbrush or similar item and scrub the stain.
You can get baking soda here.
Artificial Sweetener To Remove Grease Splats
You have to act fast with this one. For this method to be effective you must blot the grease stain quickly with the sweetener powder. I would recommend you use quite a bit to completely absorb the grease.
You might have some artificial sweetener at home – If not you can find them here.
Get Rid Of Tomato Ketchup Stains With Shaving Cream
Spray shaving cream (not shaving gel) onto the ketchup stain, rub it in and then let it dry before washing it as normal. I love this stain removal tip. With Having two kids tomato sauce seems to get smeared everywhere and it dries in so thick – yuck. I wonder if this will work on the carpet??…to be continued.
You can get shaving cream here.
Use Oil Of Eucalyptus To Remove Chewing Gum, Tar, Oil Stains
Apply the oil directly to the stain. The stain might not disappear fully at first so pop it in for a machine wash as normal.
Extra tip – eucalyptus oil can be used around the home as an eco friendly cleaner for all surfaces. It will also clean mould from the washing machines, stainless steel, and it even removes paint! The best bit? It’s cheap! See here for more uses of eucalyptus oil.
You can get eucalyptus oil here.
Remove Blackberry, Fruits And Beetroot Stains With Washing Up Liquid And Glycerin
Use ¼ cup washing up liquid, ¼ glycerin 1 1/2 cups of water. Pour all of this into a spray bottle and spray directly onto the stain. This stain removal recipe is also said to banish mustard, ink, newspaper ink and coffee.
You can get glycerin here.
Use Hairspray To Rid Lipstick Stains
Spray hairspray directly onto the lipstick then gently blot with a damp cloth. This is something that I have to do often, thank goodness for hairspray.
You can get hairspray here.
Brighten Up Your Whites With Hydrogen Peroxide
Add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to your wash water and soak your whites for up to half an hour. This should brighten them up and take the grey fade or yellowing out.
For more ways to get stains out using hydrogen peroxide click here
You can get hydrogen peroxide here
Freeze Clothing With Candle Or Crayon Wax Stuck To It
Freeze the item of clothing to harden the wax. Scrape off the hard wax with a spoon or similar item. You then cover the stain with a piece of tissue and iron over it to melt the remaining wax onto the tissue.
Remove Coffee and Tea Stains with Vinegar
Mix ⅓ cup of vinegar with ⅔ cup of water, soak the item of clothing in the mixture and hang outside in the sun to dry. Then machine wash as normal.
For more handy vinegar stain removal hacks click here.
You can get vinegar here
Remove Oil Stains With Baby Powder
Dab baby powder on the affected area and leave it overnight. Launder the next day as normal.
You can get baby powder here.
Add COCA COLA To Your Washing Machine Routine To Get Out Grass Stains
Pop some of this fizzy drink into your normal wash routine and it will remove grass stains, greases and oils!
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