BLOOD STAINS: pour a little hydrogen peroxide on the spot; scrub it. Repeat if necessary. Wash. Also, fresh stains come out easily scrubbing with cold water and regular hand soap (bar or liquid).
INK STAINS: spray with hairspray and wash as usual. Repeat if necessary.
GRASS STAINS: dampen area with rubbing alcohol. Let sit for 30 min.; wash.
GREASE STAINS: use a grease-fighting dish detergent like Palmolive on the spot, scrub it in.
BERRY STAINS: boil a pot of water. stretch fabric over a bowl and pour boiling water through stain. repeat if necessary
TIP: check the stains before drying and, if necessary, re-treat before machine drying.STUBBORN STAINS: (This works well on ring-around-the-collar and baby spit/poop stains -- even those stubborn ones that show up after 2 years in storage!)
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add 1/4 scoop of Oxy Clean* (name brand is worth it!) and remove from heat
- Stick the stained areas directly in the soak water. Allow to sit for a few hours; wash as usual.
- Some items need to be treated more than once.
*be warned - colors from some bright fabrics or embellishments (like embroidery) will bleed, so check first!
Now, I want to hear your great stain removal tips!