A stain is a discolouration that can be clearly distinguished from the surface, material, or medium it is found upon. They are caused by chemical or physical interaction of two dissimilar materials. In simple words, stain is to leave a mark on something which is difficult to remove. Below are the best tips for removing laundry stains;
Distilled white vinegar
Distilled white vinegar is a miracle worker in the laundry room. It is inexpensive, gentle on fabrics and safer to use than chlorine bleach and fabric softeners. White vinegar is key to removing yellow underarm stains and odor. It gives whitening and brightening to your clothes. Just add one cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rise, it will leave your clothes feeling soft and smelling fresh.
That same box of baking soda that you have in your kitchen cabinet is one of nature’s best gifts to laundry and very inexpensive to use. It is a perfect green odor reducer to keep your laundry smelling fresh and is safe to use on all fabrics including children’s sleepwear.
Fresh lime juice has natural bleaching action on fabrics due to the acetic acid. If you spill some on colored clothing, you’ll want to remove the juice before it causes permanent discoloration. However, you can use either type of juice on white fabrics to remove yellow underarm stains or rust stains.
Sandwich and freezer bags
If you are planning a trip to a friend’s beach house and think you’ll be doing a few loads of laundry while you’re there, pre measure some detergent in a bag that you can pour out when the time comes. Beats lugging a big box of detergent down to the shore.
Removing a stain can be a pain, especially one that has soaked deep down into soft fibers. To remove those deep stains, try using a soft bristled nylon toothbrush, dabbing it gently to work in the stain removing agent until the stain is gone.
Talc, cornstarch or chalk
Talcum powder or baby powder, kitchen cornstarch or plain white chalk are wonderful natural treatments for helping to absorb oil stains. If you catch the oil or grease drip on fabric promptly, they can even remove it. Simply sprinkle the oily stain liberally with baby powder, talcum powder or cornstarch or rub the area with white chalk. Allow it to sit on the strain for at least ten minutes to absorb the oil, then simply brush away. Later wash the garment with label directions.
There are old wives’ tales about using salt to set the dye and stop dye bleeding of fabrics. Unfortunately, salt won’t work that way on today’s fabrics and dyes. But, plain, simple table salt works in the laundry as a mild abrasive element for stain removal of rust and red wine stains and to absorb liquid stains before they set.
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