When you've got kids, stains just come with the territory. It's pretty common for them to come home with food, grass, or even blood embedded in those fibers. The worst is when it's one of their (or your) favorite outfits! So I've done a little research and here are the best life hacks I could find to rid yourself of those pesky stains. And lets be honest, who doesn't love a good life hack?!
GREASE: That pizza grease (really any grease) is the devil! First, dab gently with a paper towel to remove any excess grease. Then, moisten another paper towel with a bit of undiluted WHITE VINEGAR and dab. Wash the item immediately afterwards. What's even better? Vinegar often works on old grease stains too!
MAKEUP: It happens all the time. Your great aunt Muriel has loaded her face with foundation and just can't help but give your mini me the biggest hug ever. Rinse the stain out with water and then apply SHAVING CREAM or SHAMPOO and wash.
SWEAT/YELLOWING: These littles love to play outside and that sweat just seems to consume them. Place a little salt on the stain and squeeze LEMON JUICE until it is completely soaked. Rub until the stain disappears and wash. (NOTE: You can also use this as a preventative step!)
FOOD: This is a daily stain in my household (sigh). Flush the stain with cold water. Get out that salt again and apply. Pour CLUB SODA over the stain and leave overnight. *Downer: Don't use club soda on grease stains. It will set it and then you'll be super bummed.
BLOOD: The first step is to rinse with water. The second step is to saturate the area with HAIRSPRAY and leave for a few minutes. Wipe off with a damp cloth.
DIRT: Let your clothes take another dip in the cold water shower. If the item in question is suede, rub some STALE BREAD gently on the stain. Any other fabric, place the item in a warm water bath. Apply some SHAMPOO to a sponge and scrub vigorously.
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