Its fair to say through life we all will face a stain that refuses to budge from our clothing! Therefore we have decided to put together 5 quick tips to help you overcome those tricky stains! Some of our methods/techniques of removing clothing stains may sound a little bizarre but believe us they work! However if you do find you simply don’t have the time don’t forget your bring to us to get the professional treatment! Our Domestic Laundry Services are so affordable some people will never do the laundry themselves ever again!
Removing Clothing Stains – Lipstick
If you’ve been kissing too much on your sweetheart’s collar, we’ve got just the laundry trick for you! To remove clothing stains such as lipstick from dark fabrics, grab a piece of white bread and remove the crust. You don’t have to forgo a sandwich; you can use the heel of the loaf — no one likes that piece anyway. Wad up the soft center and rub it gently on the stain until it picks up all of the lipstick. Sweep away any leftover crumbs with a clean, soft-bristled brush.
If this seems all too easy, put on your best shade and kiss away; after you go through a whole loaf (and all your dark clothes), you’ll see that it really does work!
Removing Clothing Stains – Grease Spots
If clothing tends to be used as a napkin around your house, you have your work cut out for you on laundry day. With fried chicken as a favorite dinner dish, you probably know how impossible grease stains can be. Not only do they refuse to come out, they also never seem to blend into the fabric, so you can’t just pretend they’re not there.
Don’t worry; if this sounds like your life, try this trick for removing clothing stains such as grease: Sprinkle the spot with cornflour. Allow the cornflour to soak up the grease for a few minutes, and then brush it away. The grease spot will lift right out, and you can get back to trying to convince everyone to use napkins instead of their clothes.
Removing Clothing Stains – Ink Stains
If you’ve ever been naïve enough to stick a ballpoint pen in your pocket for safe keeping, you probably learned there’s nothing safe about ink exploding all over your clothes. Don’t give up on those jeans yet –they may not be beyond repair.
If you get ink on a piece of clothing, try soaking the ink mark with rubbing alcohol and wiping it away with a clean, white cloth. Another old-fashioned remedy for removing ink marks from clothes and other fabrics is to wet a sponge with warm milk and rub the ink stain until it disappears.
Removing Clothing Stains – Red Wine
You might love your glass of red wine, but not once you spill it on your clothes! Try soaking the stained area in water and then making a pouch in the cloth where the wine stain is. Next, pour cream of tartar into the pouched area. Tie the ends of the pouch and then let the garment soak. After soaking, dip it in and out of hot water and then launder as usual.
If the red wine stain is fresh, soak up the spill by immediately sprinkling it with baking soda. Next, as soon as possible, stretch the stained fabric over a large bowl or kettle, secure the fabric and pour boiling water through the stain.
Similarly, you can use salt for this purpose by sprinkling it on a spill immediately and letting it soak up the stain. Afterward, soak the stained area in cold water and then launder the garment as usual.
Removing Clothing Stains – Emergency Spot Remover
You planned your outfit for tonight so well, but you didn’t have that in mind when you ordered that red wine or tomato soup. If you spill something on your clothes while you’re out and about, don’t panic. Your night doesn’t have to be ruined as long as you have club soda around.
Used straight from the bottle, club soda is a great emergency spot cleaner and stain remover. Apply it with a clean, damp cloth.
If you’re near a laundry machine — say, a romantic dinner at home? — you can create a simple but powerful stain remover by combining lemon juice with cream of tartar. Wash it like normal, and those marks you thought would be there forever will be long gone.