In a perfect world, stains would not happen. In a busy house, stains, dirty shoes, and more happen pretty frequently. Even the smallest one can ruin a good piece of furniture, clothing or even a rug. Many times, stains are taken care of the wrong way, which makes them even harder to remove.
Find out which 5 stain removers using household items are best for getting rid of a variety of stains.
1. White vinegar
This is a natural disinfectant. It can be used in a variety of ways. For stains on carpets, mix it with water (1:8) and apply to the stain. The vinegar will begin to lift it out. It is an odor fighter as well. Whatever the stain, it will help to neutralize the odor.
2. Liquid soap
This is good for more than just cleaning your hands. This little beauty is great for several kinds of stains. If you drop food on your clothing, dab a bit of that liquid soap on it to keep the stain from setting.
3. Liquid dish soap
Just like it removes tough stains from dishes, it can do the same on other surfaces and with fabrics. Before you put clothing in the washing machine, treat stains with liquid dish soap instead of investing in a pre-treating solution. Got grass stains? Again, dab a bit of dish soap on it and let it sit.
4. Hydrogen peroxide
It’ll bleach your hair among other things. When using it for stain removal, be careful. Try using it in an inconspicuous place first to see if there are any problems. It can be used to remove old stains from clothing when combined with an equal part of water. Use it in the wash before adding white clothes to brighten them and remove stains. Use the same 50/50 mixture to remove red stains like wine and red dye.
5. Baking soda
It freshens the fridge and your clothing. Remove coffee stains with a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. It can also help remove oily stains from fabric when mixed with water.
How are you treating stains? The answers could be right in your home.