I have always been good at removing stains, but now as a mom, this skill has become a invaluable. The key is to act fast – and stay away from the dryer! Here are a bunch of tricks that often work on common troublemakers:
Ink – Hairspray.
Gum – Ice.
Wine – Seltzer
Oil – Dish washing liquid. Saturate the spot, let it soak then wash in the machine.
Spit-up – Oxi-Clean (Helpful Hint: avoid wearing black if you have a baby six months or younger).
Blood – Hydrogen peroxide. Always test a small corner of the fabric first and acting quickly is critical here.
A couple of other biggies: Grass – soak the item in detergent for a few hours before tossing it in the machine.
And for almost anything else – baby wipes. Especially in a pinch – they work like magic! I’m not sure why that is, but I’m not asking questions – they’re a lifesaver. I would consider carrying them even if you don’t have a baby!