Tips for Laundry and Clothing Aids

There are all kinds of things that happen to find the way onto our clothing from blood to grass to red wine and even glitter or vinyl lettering we would like to remove. With this list of tips, you will discover the easiest way to remove all kinds of things from fabric and make your day go smoothly.

The one thing you may not have in your laundry room that will really come in handy is a toothbrush. Never throw out your old toothbrushes, there are all kinds of uses around the house for these brushes especially in the laundry room.

Grass Stains

The first step is to have a stain remover and of course that trusty toothbrush. Just apply the remover to the stain and rub with the toothbrush. If the stain is not completely gone, you can use diluted white vinegar or denatured alcohol to remove the rest of the stain.

Red Wine Stains

Just grab some table salt and place on the stain while it is still wet. The salt will absorb the wine and it will begin to turn pink. Club soda can also be used if you are not at home at the time. After you have treated the fabric, use an enzyme detergent and soak overnight in cold water.

Chocolate Stains

Dishwashing liquid is a great asset when it comes to removing chocolate, however, it should be colorless. Just lightly dab the stain with a clean white cloth with the detergent. Dark chocolate can be removed using white vinegar if the stain is on colored clothing, while for whites it is best to use hydrogen peroxide.

Coffee Stains

Use a stain remover as soon as possible and let stand for ten minutes or use a dishwashing liquid with warm water.

Grease Stains

You may not believe this, but Dawn dishwashing liquid is the best solution. It will remove all kinds of greasy stains from clothing. You should treat with Dawn and scrub with that handy toothbrush. Other products used to remove grease and oil stains are baking soda, cornstarch, and baby powder. If you use these any of these products, just dust on the stain and allow to stand for a few minutes. Just brush the powder away and do not rub.

Blood Stains

The first step is to soak in cold water. Then very gently rub with your fingers. If the water begins to turn pink during the soaking process, you will need to change the water. Saline solution can also be used along with table salt for soaking stubborn blood stains.

Glitter or Vinyl Lettering

You may have a shirt you love to wear but are tired of the glitter. You may have created a t-shirt for your daughter but she does not like the glitter or other vinyl items you have the shirt. Well, there is an answer now that will help you remove these items which are designed for removing heat transfer vinyl.