Anyone who has a toddler has to deal with stains on a regular basis. From what I hear, it rarely gets much better as they get older! If you’re looking for some natural methods to control stains, here are some for you to try!
If I could only have two cleaners in my house, I think I’d pick vinegar and baking soda. Baking soda is safe on almost any surface, and it’s abrasiveness helps remove lots of stains. Try making a paste with a little bit of water and use it to remove crayon from floors or walls. Lightly rub area in a circular motion. Be sure to test it in a small area first!
Club soda will remove grease stains from double-knit fabrics. Pour club soda directly on the stain and scrub gently. Have a stain on carpet or heavier fabrics? Use the same method but just scrub harder!
Lemons can work like bleach on some white fabrics. Try boiling a pot of water on the stove with the juice of one lemon in it and throwing your dirty socks in there for a soak!
White vinegar can remove a lot of clothing stains. Test a small area first, then soak the stain in vinegar and flush with water. If needed, repeat. Then wash clothes in your regular detergent.
Hanging your clothes outside to dry not only saves you money (no dryer to run), it also will help fade any stains you have on your clothing.
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