Find out how to remove these 4 common clothing stains

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With these tips, you’ll be able to remove these common stains from your clothes!

We all get stains in our clothes. Whether it’s grass stains, grease, ink or just sweat stains. And there are ways to get these stains out of your clothes, but you don’t always have the necessary products at hand. With these easy tips, you’ll be able to remove those stains from your clothes without expensive cleaning products.

Grass stains

When you like to be outdoors or if you have children that like to run around outside, grass stains are very common in your household. And you know they’re a pain to remove. But with these tips, and a little bit of patience, you can get rid of these stains!

If all the regular cleaning methods do not work, then use vinegar for grass stains. Put two cups of white vinegar in a bucket or bowl and let your piece of clothing soak in it for about thirty minutes. After the thirty minutes are over, you rinse your garment and check for stains. If the stains are all gone you can put the clothes in the washing machine and they’ll be good as new. When the stains prove to be a little more persistent, mix some baking soda with water and use a brush to rub the mixture on the stain. If you let that sit for fifteen minutes, the stain will have disappeared and you can throw that pair of pants in the washing machine. It will come out completely spotless!

Grease stains

It happens to all of us; we’re done cooking and suddenly we notice some inexplicable grease stains on our clothes. If you act fast, you will definitely be able to get that stain out. And all you need is some dish soap, some baking soda and a (tooth) brush. Take the piece of clothing off, the moment you notice the stain, and put it on a flat surface. Then pour some dish soap on your stain and rub it in with your fingers. After that, you can add some baking soda and brush it in with a brush. The mixture will turn into a paste. Let it sit for an hour before rinsing and washing.

Ink stains

These stains can be tricky. If it’s just a regular pen, you should be able to get the stain out with some laundry detergent and water. But if your stain is stubborn, you might need an alternative method to treat it. You will need some cardboard and some rubbing alcohol. Be careful to check if your clothing can actually be treated with alcohol. Some pieces of clothing can get damaged by it.

After you have checked whether it is save to use rubbing alcohol on your clothing, you can put a piece of cardboard (or some other protective layer) inside of your clothing. When you use the rubbing alcohol, it will make the ink seep through the clothing and you don’t want to end up with a new stain after all this! After you have put the card board in place, you can carefully blot some alcohol on the stain. Just dab a cloth or paper towel on the stain to pull the ink from the fabric. After that, you can rinse the piece of clothing and repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

Sweat stains

The last type of stain is a common one: sweat stains. Luckily, they are easy to clean. All you need is some white vinegar. That should do the trick! Mix a cup of water with a quarter cup of vinegar. Put the stain or the whole piece of clothing in the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then wash your garment and check whether the stain is gone. If the stain has disappeared, you can wash the piece of clothing like you normally would. If not, repeat the process!

With these tips, you will get rid of every stain in your clothes.

Also read: Red wine stains? This is how you easily remove them

Source: The Spruce | Image: Unsplash, Alexander Grey