Cheap, Easy, and Effective Ways to Get Rid of Summer Stains
Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 9:32 am
Summertime means playing outdoor sports, eating at barbeques, and chasing the ice cream truck. But it also means grass stains, barbeque stains, and chocolate ice cream stains. Don’t let stubborn summer stains get in the way of your fun, and make sure your clothes live through the summer! Check out these cheap, easy, and effective ways to get rid of them!
Grass stains are a part of summer, especially if you have small children running around. When they walk into the house with grass stained jeans remember this handy trick! Make a paste out of an oxidized detergent and water. Rub the paste into the stain and let sit for some time before putting into the wash. If that doesn’t work try sponging off the stain with some vinegar, and rinsing it.
Barbeque and Ketchup Stains
Summer is the time for barbeques and stained shirts, but don’t worry! Your favorite shirt will live to see another day. Let the stain soak in cold water for about half an hour. Apply glycerine, let sit, and wash with detergent.
Oil stains are the most dreaded stains of them all. Don’t throw away that blouse just yet, though. Once the stain has dried, sprinkle cornstarch onto it and dab in. Place a paper towel above and below the stained area and go over it several times with a hot steam iron until the stain is released.
It’s summer. It’s hot. Sweat happens. Treat sweat stains with a prewash stain remover and the hottest water your clothes can handle. Make sure to use an oxidized bleach and detergent! If you have some unsightly yellow armpit stains, try dabbing on some lemon juice and letting it sit before the wash.
Summertime means outdoor sports and getting dirty! Mud stains are no reason to get you down. Use this little trick. Let the mud dry first! After the mud is dry brush off as much as you can. Then rub a gentle detergent and water into the stain and let sit. Rinse to reveal mud free clothes!