What kid hasn't come home with grass stained clothes? I think grass stained knees is just a way of life for little boys. Then you have the spaghetti sauce down the front of the shirt, blood stains on the sleeves. Little boys are just messing and dirty!
Unfortunately, I don't know that grown up boys are much better! My 15 year old constantly comes home with stains on his clothes. My husband often has ink stains on his clothes. And as much as I would love to pretend I am neat, I often am sporting grease stains on my clothes from cooking.
Since I would constantly be buying us new clothes if I got rid of stained items, I have found out how to get most stains out of clothes. With a little bit of work, you can get the stain out of just about anything. So don't throw out that favorite shirt just because it is stained. Check out how to get almost any stain out of clothes.
Grass stains on the jeans, no problem! Sponge the grass stain with rubbing alcohol. Then rinse the stain with cool water. Apply a little bit of stain remover and let sit for about 20 minutes. Wash in hot water with detergent. Repeat process if the stain doesn't come out 100 percent the first time.
Since both my son and I deal with nose bleeds in winter I am a pro at getting out blood from clothes. Just soak the clothes in cold water. Add a small amount of detergent to the blood stain and gently rub. Wash in hot water with detergent.
Ink stains are easy to remove with hairspray. You can just spray a little hairspray on the stain and then rinse and wash. You can see complete step by step instructions for removing ink stains here.
Dealing with grease or oil on your clothes? No problem! Just sponge the stain with some stain remover and let sit at least 2 hours. Wash in the hottest water possible for the fabric. Repeat if necessary. This works great on stains from cooking and baking.
Sweat stains are just about the worst to get out! I spent years dealing with sweat stained clothes and throwing out shirts before I found this great method. If you have some underarm stains on your clothes try this mixture here. I love how easy this is to use and the stains just disappear.
If you are dealing with tomato sauce or juice this method works great. Scrape off any excess sauce on the clothes. Soak in cold water for about 30 minutes. Add a small amount of detergent to the stain and gently rub. Then wash in the hottest water possible for the fabric.
Older Set In Stains
Older set in stains can be tough! You are just guessing at what the stain is from. I have had the best luck using the DIY stain remover on most of my older set in stains. I have found that I sometimes have to use it and wash the item twice, but it normally comes out.
With just a little work you can save your favorite clothes from the rag bin. Stains will be gone in no time and clothes look new again. What is your favorite stain fighting method?