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1. Soak red wine stains in white wine, then cover the stain with a thickbaking soda paste. Let it sit a few hours, then wash as usual.
2. Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing theprotective foam used on dry-cleaning hangers against the fabric.
3. If you get an oil stain on your favorite handbag, coat the mark with babypowder and let it stand overnight. By morning, the stain should be gone. If abit still remains, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.
4. Due to its high level of surfactants, Dawn dish detergent is especiallysuccessful at removing grease and oil stains from clothing.5. Use shaving cream and a washcloth to remove liquidmakeup from shirt collars.
6. If you get wax on a piece of clothing, layer wax paper over the hardenedwax and then run an iron over it to loosen it up. Once you pull off the paper,the wax should come right out with it.
7. To clean dirt off suede, remove the crust from a piece of bread and allowit to become stale. Gently rub dirt and stains with the edge of the stalebread, and they’ll disappear. To de-scuff suede, use an eraser or nail file.
8. Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.
9. If blush or bronzer breaks in your handbag, pre-moistened makeup removingwipes will clean up the loose powder flawlessly.
10. Spritzed some perfume onto your silk dress by accident? Apply a fewdrops of denatured alcohol on a cheesecloth pad and sponge the areafrom the outside in.
11. According to Cleaning Tips, remove to stubborn sweats stains by applyinga mixture of cream of tartar, crushed aspirin, and warm water to the area. Waittwenty minutes, then rinse with warm water.
12. To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to abowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stainsare no longer visible. Let dry overnight.
13. Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing anydamage.
14. Use a lemon wedge to remove excess or streaky self-tanner on your body.
15. Spilled coffee or tea? Sponge the stain with lukewarm water beforegently blotting with a bit of glycerin.
16. Spray shirts prone to sweat stains with lemon juice before washing. Thenatural acid dissolves alkaline sweat reside that could cause yellowdiscoloration.
17. If you’ve dripped chocolate onto a silk garment, scrape off as much aspossible with a blunt edge, then gently brush the stain with warm, soapy water.According to Cleaning Tips, If the brown mark remains, sponge it with asolution of equal parts denatured alcohol and household ammonia, then rinse itwith warm water.
18. According AskMen, fresh blood stains are best removed by soaking thegarment in cold water with a sprinkle of ammonia for 20 minutes. If the stainhas already set, dampen it with warm water, then apply some unseasoned (this isimportant) meat tenderizer, making a paste over the stain. Cover with a papertowel and make sure it stays moist. The next day, rinse off the paste withwater mixed with a little bit of ammonia and wash normally.
19. To remove ink stains on cotton, gently use rubbing alcohol, then wash.If it’s on polyester, spray liberally with hair spray and pat with a clean, drycloth, before throwing the item into the machine.
20. Remember: When it comes to stains, neverforcefully rub or pound—this further ingrains marks. Instead, always blot.
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Published November 4th, 2013 12:33 PM
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