DIY Cleaning, Laundry

Get Stains Out Anywhere

Clothing Stain

Two Clothing Stain Facts

You will spill on yourself when you wear white.

You will spill at the most inconvenient time.

Fact: I did both on my way to work. Maybe one day I’ll learn to not spill and stain my clothes, maybe.  By the time I got to work the stain was nice and crusty and dry. I was able to sneak in without anyone noticing my new hot chocolate stain. Normally I would change and treat the stain or pull out a Tide-to-Go, but I was in the middle of the freeway and forgot the miracle pen. Drat. Since I am a seasoned clothing stain veteran (just go with it) I know what to do in these emergency situations.

How to Get Stains Out

I headed straight to the bathroom on this one. The easiest way to get rid of or reduce any fresh clothing stain is to soak up the excess stain then saturate with cold water, hot water will set stains. After saturating the spot or stain, gently dab with a wet paper towel. The stain should slowly transfer to the paper towel. Remove the remainder of the stain by applying a small amount of hand soap. Gently dab the stain until gone, or until an acceptable level of fade. Rinse the soap out by dabbing with another wet paper towel.

Spot or Stain Removal

Tada! The stain is 99.8% gone, you can’t tell where the stain is unless you really look for it. This method has saved me more times than I can count. I use it every time I need to get a stain out while I’m out in public and even sometimes at home. This even works pretty well with red pasta stains; I tried it out at Olive Garden one time. 🙂 The shirt I am wearing is made of cotton and therefore able to handle a bit of water and soap. Always read your clothing labels so you know what they can handle.

Happy Cleaning!

*Update 5/29/13

See this? Yup, I just flung some onto my shirt while eating a snack. I once again used this easy stain removing technique to get it out.


Can you see the spot? I promise it was bright reddish-purple before. It took me 5 minutes to remove this embarrassing stain.

How do you get your spot or stains out?


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