10. Baby Powder
Baby Powder is the miracle solution to a lot of household mishaps, so it’s no surprise that it’s also king when it comes to cleaning up curry stains or oil spills. Next time you’re having fried food and get some oil on your new shirt, just grab some baby powder and soak it up.
9. White Vinegar
White vinegar has many uses, amongst which is an ability to bleach your whites. Next time you’re washing a lighter load add half a cup of white vinegar to your washing machine and watch your clothes come out much brighter.
8. Iron Candle Drips
Don’t let a wax drip ruin your romantic candle light dinner. If you stain your shirt with some candle wax — you can easily remove it by placing a few paper towels over the affected spot and running a hot iron over it. If the iron is hot enough then the wax will transfer over to the paper towel, leaving your outfit stain free.
You can use an artificial sweetener to quickly clean up a grease splatter while out for dinner. Start by blotting the stain — this should absorb the oil. When you get home simply wash your shirt as you normally would, except now you don’t have to worry about it coming out with any stains.
Toothpaste can be a great first line of defence against ink spills. While this method won’t work on all fabrics it’s definitely worth a try. Put some toothpaste on the ink stain and rub the fabric rapidly, after you begin noticing the stain dissolving — rinse with cold water.
5. Hair Spray
You can use hair spray to get ballpoint pen out of your white shirt. To combat the stain just squirt a little spray directly at the pen marks and rinse with cold water.
As surprising as this may seem, milk is actually a great stain remover. Although it works on a variety of different spills, it’s most effective when it comes to dealing with ink stains on coloured clothes.
Interestingly enough a rubber eraser will help you erase not only your mistakes in the classroom but also at the dinner table. If you dirtied up your white shirt, give the eraser a shot before giving up on it.
2. Club Soda
Although it might not be the best for your health, club soda does wonders when it comes to removing stains. Use it as your first line of defence against a fresh spill. Quickly apply the soda before the stain settles in.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is not only full of vitamins, but because of its acidic nature it can help dissolve difficult stains. Just squeeze some juice into the stain and leave out in the sun. After the next wash no one will ever know that you’ve dirtied your whites in the first place.