Household Stain Removal Hacks for the Clumsy
Oops. You did it again. You forgot where your mouth was and ended up spilling all of yourself. It’s alright, we’re not here to shame you, we’re here to offer up some helpful household hacks when it comes to tackling stains.
Knowing Your Fabrics
Before you jump the gun on removing the evidence that you still have no motor skills well into your adult life, be sure to know your fabrics. Cotton tends to be an easy fabric to deal with when it comes to stains while materials like wool or silk are sensitive and could react badly to your stain removal efforts. If you’re still unsure how to approach a certain fabric, try your chosen stain removal method in a discreet spot first.
A Couple of Household Hacks
Using the following household ingredients both separately and together can help you remove a wide variety of stains.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking Soda
- Dish Soap
- Rubbing alcohol
Examples:Berries and tomato sauce – Create a solution with a 1 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tsp of dish soap ratio. If the stain persists dab with some vinegar. This solution works wonders on a wide variety of food stains in general!
Yellowing – Mix baking soda with warm water, scrub on the affected area, then allow the solution to sit for a bit—watch an episode of your favorite sitcom then throw your garment in the wash.
Blood – For fresh stains use some hydrogen peroxide, but if it’s a dried stain turn to vinegar and let it sit before washing it normally.
Foundation – Dab the affected area with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Repeat as many times as it takes to remove the stain.
- Hydrogen peroxide or baking soda can help you whiten your whites.
- Adding a cup or so of vinegar to a load of stinky laundry helps to cancel out the smell.
Hopefully you feel more prepared to handle whatever life throws at you…or whatever you accidentally throw at yourself. Now if only we could find some hacks for embarrassment removal.