Few things are more frustrating than a hard-to-remove stain. Whether they’re on your clothes, walls, or linens, stains can quickly turn your favorite item into something you can no longer wear or display. Luckily, there are plenty of useful hacks that will help you DIY your way to a stain-free home. From removing an oil stain from your shirt to scrubbing away a marker stain from your wall, here are four simple stain removal hacks that you’ll be happy to have in your bag of tricks.
Stain Removal Hack 1: Remove Oil Stains Using Baking Soda, Dish Soap and White Vinegar
Got some oil on your favorite shirt? Don’t despair! Start by sprinkling some baking soda over the stain, and let it sit for 45 minutes. Then, squeeze some dish soap onto the stain. Next, dip a toothbrush in white vinegar, and scrub away at the stain. Run your shirt through the wash, and it’ll be good as new!
Stain Removal Hack 2: Make Your Own DIY Stain Removal Spray
Stay stain-free on the go by making your own stain removal spray! In a spray bottle, combine one part dish soap and two parts hydrogen peroxide. To use it, start by dabbing the stain with a wet rag, then spray the stain and let it soak for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, scrub the stain clean and let it dry.
Stain Removal Hack 3: Use Hairspray to Remove Marker From Your Wall
If you have young kids at home, this one’s for you! A bottle of hairspray is perfect for removing any unwanted artwork from your wall. Just spray the marker with hairspray, and wipe it off with a paper towel. It’s that easy!
Stain Removal Hack 4: Get Rid of Color Bleed Stains Using Water and Bleach
Quickly fix any laundry snafu with this easy hack. Add ¼ cup bleach to one gallon of water, then place your stained item in the solution and let it soak for 10 minutes. Top things off with another run through the laundry machine, and your stain will be gone!
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