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Let’s face it everyday stains are inevitable.
Especially when kids are involved. In our house add in a hard working husband and a dog. Now you have grass stains, ground in dirt, sweat stains, oil and grease.
Ugh! What is a mom to do? You can only buy so many white t-shirts and clothes or the budget will be broke.
Add in a bit of elbow grease and some proven stain fighting action.
There are tons of products on the market to help fight stains and make your laundry life easier. In our home we opt for a more natural effective approach. Puracy Natural Stain Remover is a powerful natural stain remover effective against berry stains, oil stains, sweat stains, grass stains and more.
You can also use Puracy Natural Stain Remover on your linens, car seats, floor mats and all washable fabrics. And you don’t have to worry because the product is all natural, you aren’t adding any more chemicals to the wash. Powered by plant enzymes this is a powerful stain remover.
A frugal guide to stain removal.
The key to frugality is to use what you have. If you are looking to treat the most common household stains in a pinch try the following:
The kids have been out playing all day and their knees and elbows are covered in grass stains. Don’t worry! Scrub the area with a mixture of dish soap and baking soda and wash as instructed on the garment.
Oil & Grease Stains
This is a tough one in our house and I choose my battles wisely. Some work clothes are and will always be work clothes. Others get the frugal stain removal treatment of baking soda to absorb the oil. Then I will soak the stain in vinegar and scrub with liquid laundry detergent, wash as you normally would each garment.
Whether it is your favorite white shirt or your husbands work clothes or your family’s gym gear sweat stains are a common one. The easiest, most frugal way to handle a sweat stain is a paste of baking soda, lemon juice and water. Apply to the stain and wash as per the garments instructions.
Wine and Berry Stains
I will never ever forget the time someone spilled red wine on a friends white carpet. I think her face went more white than the carpet. But we managed to get the stain out. Dab the stain with a cotton cloth to absorb most of the liquid or stain. Then apply club soda and a cloth dabbing the stain. Apply salt to the stain area and leave it there to absorb as much of the stain liquid as possible. Then flush the area with warm water.
You will then need to dab or dry the area with additional cotton towels. If this is an article of clothing follow the same instructions just after flushing with warm water, wash as instructed.
Something to remember with stain removal.
Each stain is different and every fabric is different. Test an area first before trying a stain removal technique or product. Always treat the stain as soon as possible. Once a stain sets in the dryer cycle it will be harder to remove.
When in doubt check the manufacturer’s label for washing instructions.
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- 21 Ways To Save Money
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity