How to Remove Stains From Anything With Stuff You Have
November 17, 2016
Whether you’re about ready to move or just closed down a party at your house, you may notice those stains on your carpet need to come up ASAP. There are a few traditional ways to get rid of stains including carpet cleaner and bleach – but here are some hacks that have worked for specific stain types.
Perfume Stain = Baking Soda
These stains can happen accidentally if you get too overzealous with your spray bottle. The acid in the perfume can actually turn fabric yellow. The best thing to do is soak your clothes in a baking soda/water mix for 10-15 minutes and then throw it into the wash as usual. The baking soda should absorb the acid and leave your shirt spotless.
Tea Stain = Vinegar
If you or a guest has spilled tea on your Persian rug, the best thing to do is run for your vinegar. Add one teaspoon of vinegar to a liter of water – add to a spray bottle and spray onto the stain. Let the stain sit for 10 minutes and then rub the stain with a damp cloth of cold water.
Lip Stick = Dish Soap
If you give your husband a hug and accidentally leave a lip stick mark on his favorite shirt, go for the dish soap to fix the issue. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse the fabric with water to remove the soap. Wash or dry as usual.
Oil Stain = White Chalk
This might be a surprise, but white chalk or powder can remove oil stains. If you want to try the powder, just prep the area by sprinkling flour, talcum, cornstarch or artificial sweetener on both sides of the stain. You can also rub the stain with white chalk and it should absorb the oil. Let sit for 30 minutes and then soak for an hour or two, then wash as usual. Shake off the powder and the stain should be gone.
We hope these tips will help you get your home prepped for moving or for your next holiday party!
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