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Whether it’s you or the kids, stains are a part of life and can ruin our favorite clothes. Learning how to remove stains from clothes will allow you to save some of your favorites from the trash bin.

Continue reading this article to learn the best tips for getting stains out of clothing.

Grass Stains

When you’re a parent, you automatically assume that you’re going to lose some clothes to grass stains. That doesn’t always have to be the case when you see those infamous little green pant knees.

Grass stains are easier to get out than they used to be since you can grab your favorite pre-wash stain remover and let it sit as directed before throwing it in the washer.

If you want to go the natural way, then you can mix up vinegar and water and use a toothbrush to scrub out the stain. Make sure to mix one part vinegar to two parts water.

If you don’t have a washer in your home, you can rent affordable washers, dryers and more at some local shops.

Ketchup

You’re enjoying a delicious hamburger, and all of a sudden, you feel a little plop on your leg.

What was that?

Great. Ketchup on your pants.

Remove as much ketchup as you can from the stained area. Go to the sink and run cold water through the material from the opposite side of the stain. Rub liquid detergent on the stain to work on its oil base and let it sit for a little bit.

Once the ketchup stain has been sitting in the detergent for a little bit, let the stain soak in warm water for around half an hour before rinsing completely.

Now you need to rinse the stained area and repeat the process if the stain is still showing.

Blood

Bloodstains can’t be overlooked and should be taken care of as soon as possible for the best results.

You’ll need a sink or bowl of cold water to soak the stain. Grab a bar of soap and rub it on the stain as you gently lather it.

If the stain has already dried, let it soak in a pre-wash stain remover before putting it in the gold water and using the soap.

Get a cotton swab with diluted ammonia and dab the bloodstain and then launder as usual. Once it comes out of the washer, make sure to check that it is gone, or putting it in the dryer is just going to make the stain set in the fabric and stay forever.

Red Wine

You’re having some fun with friends, and you didn’t expect to trip over the rug.

There goes the red wine, right on your dress.

If your instinct is to rub the stain, please stop yourself. Only blot the red wine stain, or you’re going to cause it to spread and set.

Sprinkle salt on the stained area and allow it to sit for five to ten minutes, so it can absorb the liquid. The sooner you apply the salt, the better for your stain removal efforts.

Boil water and ready yourself to flush the stain from the fabric. Have someone hold the fabric out tightly over a sink and pour the boiling water from eight to ten inches above the fabric for the best results. Don’t pour too quickly, or you might splash your assistant with hot water.

Once you’ve done this, it’s time for a machine wash. Make sure the stain is completely gone before putting it in the dryer, or it is going to set the stain.

Toothpaste

You’re getting ready to work, and you forget to brush your teeth before getting dressed. There goes a drip of toothpaste on your power suit!

No good!

Quickly get as much of the toothpaste off your clothing as you can and grab a moist cloth to blot the stained area. Grab your laundry detergent and mix a couple of drops in a cup of water.

Put the part of your clothing that has the stain on it in the soapy water and scrub the area to get the toothpaste out. This should be enough to get the toothpaste to come out of your clothing.

Blot the previously stained area with water and allow it to dry.

Grease

Whether you were cooking in the kitchen or you dropped some greasy burger on your shirt, grease can be one of the most stubborn stains.

Make sure your clothing is machine washable and then grab a paper towel to remove extra grease from your clothing. Once all of the extra greases are off your clothing, put liquid dish detergent on the stain and rub it in.

Be careful when you’re scrubbing delicate fabrics, or you could stretch them out.

After you rinse the soap out with warm water, use white vinegar to remove any grease that is still sticking around on your clothing. You shouldn’t leave the vinegar on your clothing for any more than five minutes before washing it out.

How to Remove Stains from Clothes – Now You Know

Now you know how to remove stains from clothes, and you have the best tips for saving your outfits. Stains you might have otherwise written off are now salvageable.

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