Tips for Stain Treating Prior to Pickup

Stain Treatment

At Fresh Clothes, we know how messy your day-to-day life can be. Fresh Clothes weekly laundry service was created to help you get through each week and begin again with fresh, clean clothes. Here are 5 tips to get those stubborn stains out of your clothes.

  1. Blot don’t Rub!

Never scrub or rub a stain. Instead, carefully blot with a white cloth. Rubbing can fray the fibres of the fabric. This allows the stain to penetrate more deeply, making it more difficult to remove.

  1. Use toothpaste for grass stains.

Grass stains on clothes can be removed using an old toothbrush and white toothpaste. Just make sure it is a paste not a gel. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste on the stain, dip the toothbrush in some clean water and gently scrub away the stain. Repeat as many times necessary. Then just rinse off and wash as normal, and your stain will be gone!

  1. Use hydrogen peroxide for blood stains.

To get out blood stains in clothes, use 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak the stain in peroxide, then use your fingernail to help loosen and scrape away the blood then rinse with more peroxide. Next, launder as normal. For better results, treat the stain as soon as possible.

  1. Use dish detergent for lipstick stains.

First, carefully scrape off any excess lipstick. Then grab some paper towels and place them on a hard surface. Next grab your garment and put the stain face down on the paper towels. Next take a dish detergent that has grease-attacking properties and apply on the back of the stain. Then flip over the garment, so it is right side up. Gently scrub the area using a clean toothbrush. Finally, don’t rinse the garment, but put it in the washer on a gentle cycle.

  1. Use corn starch for grease spots.

First, hit the pantry and grab some corn starch. Sprinkle some corn starch on the stain. Then, allow the corn starch to sit for a few minutes to soak up the stain. After it has been sitting for a few minutes, brush away the corn starch and the grease spot will lift right out.