Life is messy, no doubt about it. Stains will happen whether you like it or not. Especially if you have kids. But no need to cry over spilled yoghurt. We've gathered a bunch of handy tips about smart stain removal, so think twice before you toss it in the machine.
Stains come with the territory of having kids, so it's smart to prepare yourself with the know-how for getting rid of stains. When it comes to berries, it turns out those little fruits are powerful staining agents. Flush it with boiling water over and over again, until the stain is no more. A smart and easy way to make those garments live to see another day.
The best way to handle grease stains is to theat them with a liquid detergent as soon as possible. Gently work into the stained area with your finger, or a clean cloth, and let it set for a few minutes. Wash using the warmest water recommended for the fabric, and let the garment air-dry. Repeat if necessary.
The most important part of successfully removing protein stains like blood and egg is to get to them as quickly as possible. If you’re away from home and unable to remove the garment, head to the nearest sink and blot the stain as much as possible with cold water (in a sink if possible) and paper towel to draw out the pigment.
And some smart bonus tips
If you've tried it all and the stain just won't go, try using bile soap. It is an environmentally friendly product made only of natural substances, and can be used to clean almost everything. If the stained clothing is bright, you can also try to bleach off the stain by taking the garment out in the sun.