Tips for getting out those pesky stains

Aaron AvatarIt seems like everyday, I'm spilling something on myself. Doesn't matter what I eat, it somehow ends up on my lap or drooling down my shirt.

If you have been blessed with this same disease, don't fret. Here are a few tips/techniques you can use to get rid of those stains instead of trashing the clothing item. Remember, the quicker you act, the better. (Tips are courtesy of Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less)

  • Chocolate. Being a big chocolate fan, this is my biggest threat. To rid yourself of this one, rinse the stain thoroughly – from the back, if possible – with cold water.
  • Blood. Always a toughie, Be Thrify recommends spitting on it. They say “your own saliva is the best thing for getting out your own blood fast.”
  • Gum. Another tough one, “freeze it by applying an ice cube to the gum. The frozen gum should break off.”
  • Ink. Probably one of the most common, the editors suggest “gently massaging some aerosol hairspray into the stain, then run it under cold water.
  • Makeup. “Regular detergent should do the trick. First pretreat the stain with alcohol or a stain remover (This should work on any grease.)”
  • Sweat. I get these stains on my hat. To remove, “apply a mixture of water and baking soda or a few tablespoons of white vinegar. If this doesn't work, soak in salt water.”

Any other suggestions for getting out those stains?

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