Getting Stains Out

I came across this the other day and thought I’d share it. I’ve never tried any of these suggestions, so I don’t know if they work or not. If anyone has tried these, please let me know how it worked out for you.

Grease, Coffee, Red Wine  —  Mix together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup cold water, & 1 teaspoon laundry detergent.  Dip paper towel in mixture and dab on spot.  Rinse with cold water.

Blood  —  Mix together 1 teaspoon mild laundry detergent, 1/2 teaspoon clear ammonia, & 1/2 cup ice-cold water.  Dunk a paper towel in the solution, then dab it on the blood.  Rinse with cold water.  Still there?  Add 1 cup salt to 2 quarts cold water and soak garment in it.  Toss in laundry machine with detergent.

Berries  —  Bring kettle of water to a boil.  Spread stained clothing over top of bucket.  Holding kettle a foot above bucket, pour water through the stain.  The heat, coupled with the force, should drive berry dyes out.

Ink  —  Squeeze lemon on stain.  Set garment out in sunshine.  Repeat as necessary.

Lipstick  —  Apply a dab of clear petroleum jelly on the spot.  Blot with a paper towel.  Rinse with mineral spirits or, if the fabric is color-safe, hydrogen peroxide.

Mud  —  Allow mud to dry.  Gently scrape it off with a flat edge, such as a credit card or a dull knife.  Soak remaining dirt on garment in rubbing alcohol.  Dab with paper towel.

Chewing Gum  —  Place item in freezer overnight, with gum side facing out.  Remove from freezer and scrape the gum gently with a flat edge.

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