Stained Your Favourite Clothing? Try These DIY Hacks To Remove Them ASAP

We all have been there; a spill as we slip, a slip in the field, a drip from that open pen in the pocket and now, our favourite shirt is stained. It hits hard even though no one talks about it as such. You have spent so much time picking your favourite clothes and suddenly you realize you might not be able to wear them ever again.

However, you don’t always have to bend the knee to stains; there are ways to beat them. Find out here.

1. Dye stains

It has happened to all of us. We dump our clothes in our washing machines only to find one particular fabric ruining all other clothes with its dye. But don’t worry because we got you covered. Next time it happens, soak the victimized piece of clothing in cool water mixed oxygenized non-chlorine bleach for eight hours. Repeat till the stubborn stains give up and decide to leave.

2. Solid food stains

We all have faced this dreaded moment; you’re out dining and enjoying to the core when a drop of that ‘yellow’ curry or ketchup on your white shirt ruins everything. Don’t freak out, go to the washroom and dab some water as a temporary fix. Once you’re home scrub with stain with lemon for a good 10 minutes before washing it off with detergent.

3. Blood stains

When we cut ourselves, we’re more focused on tending to our wound rather than keeping our clothes pristine. Only to realize later that the stained garment just added an insult to our literal injury. However, there’s no need to slave hours trying to get the blood stain out if there is a detergent containing hydrogen peroxide. Soak the stain in the peroxide, loosen or scrap away the blood with your nails or a butter knife and rinse it away with more peroxide. Your clothes will be as good as new.

4. Fruit and fruit juice stains

Fruit stains are hard to get rid off and demands your attention. Apply any enzymatic detergent to the stain immediately and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Don’t rinse off the detergent and wash the stained cloth at the hottest temperature appropriate for the fabric.

5. Red wine stains

A glass of red wine looks good just in your hand, not on your clothes. However if you happen to find it on your clothes, cover the stain in salt and soak it in cold water mixed with an enzymatic detergent overnight. If the stain appears stubborn, change the water and soak again.

6. Grass Stains

Nothing sucks the fun out of an exciting football or cricket match with your buddies like a grass stain. However, they aren’t as invincible as they seem if you have toothpaste around. Squeeze a small amount of plain white toothpaste on the stain and scrub it off with an old wet toothbrush before rinsing. To your delight toothpaste also get rid of ink stains with aplomb.

7. Collar Stains

This is the most common of them all and its solution is also quite simple. Collar stains are easily vanquished with a touch of something we all are guaranteed to have in the house- shampoo. Pour some shampoo on the collar, rub the collar and allow it to soak for around half an hour before rinsing thoroughly.

8. Tea stains

If you spilled tea on your favourite tee, don’t despair. Spray the stain with a mix of vinegar and water and let it sit for ten minutes. Then bolt and rinse, before doing your usual laundry.




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