Tip: Get Stains Out With Just One Product!

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Use blue Dawn dishwashing liquid on all stains, blood, grease, grass stains! Put it on the stain rub it in let it set for a few hours and the stains are gone. Saves on stain remover too. I don't buy it anymore I use Dawn! I'm not sure about the other colors I only tried the blue one.

Anyone else have similar tips? Or try this?
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  • Carol Harris Carol Harris on Feb 04, 2017
    what about getting pet urine out of carpet, I've tried everything from baking soda to pet supplies at the pet stores, and have use a carpet shampooer. He's a 6 year old dachshund, and rarely does this, but for some reason, just ever once in a while he'll go and its always in the same spot

    • C.l11899047 C.l11899047 on Feb 06, 2017
      Have you heard of Planet Urine www.PlanetUrine.com? They probably have the product you seek. I used their belly bands with complete success in less than a week. Good Luck
      Carol Lathrop

  • Renee Confere Renee Confere on Feb 05, 2017
    Soak the spot with white vinegar , I mean really soak it so it goes thru to the pad under the carpet , let set a few minutes then soak up with white paper towels or use your carpet cleaner to pull up the liquid.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    Isnt it amazing!!! I also love vinegar!

    • Carol Harris Carol Harris on Feb 06, 2017
      Hillela, thank you for the tip, I have use baking soda and vinegar, but not just vinegar by itself and never soaked it that much,Reply to Hillela G....

  • Celeste Celeste on Feb 05, 2017
    Yes it is I love vinegar I use it on everything too. šŸ˜Š

  • 861650 861650 on Feb 06, 2017
    I use white vinegar and dawn all the time but never thought of using it on stains. Thank you so much for sharing. Now I will have a bottle in the kitchen and the laundry room too.

  • Ham8319994 Ham8319994 on Feb 06, 2017
    I heard about using Dawn from a friend and tried it on a grease stain on a t-shirt and it came out. Now keeping it in laundry room for stain remover!

  • Carol Harris Carol Harris on Feb 06, 2017
    thank you, I've never heard of it but will check it out

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 06, 2017
    Vinegar - a wonderful discovery! Dawn dish soap - another wonder! Did you know that you can wash your pet in it to get rid of fleas? Lather the little darling well, starting from it's head back, and let the lather soak in for about 5 minutes and then rinse really well a couple of times. The fleas will be dead and your pet will be flea free. Dry your little love and comb it. You will see the dead fleas on the comb or brush. Non-toxic like some of those flea sprays. Oh, don't use flea powders or sprays on your pet. They will just lick it off and get sick. Don't want that at all!

    • Janice Janice on Feb 07, 2017
      Good recipe if your pet has been sprayed by a skunk.....shampoo the dog in Dawn and vinegar.

  • Aho16504670 Aho16504670 on Feb 06, 2017
    I learned this trick from a lady that use to own a dry cleaners. I put peroxide and Dawn on my husbands dress shirts that are stained with perspiration. I have a small nail scrub brush. I work it into the stain. Let them soak for a while then launder. Some of them were pretty bad is why I tried this. I let them air dry to see how well it did. It did take one, or two times on some of the shirts, but it worked. Now I do it regularly and it works the first time I treat the stain, launder and dry. It has given a new life to his dress shirts.

  • Celeste Celeste on Feb 06, 2017
    I haven't used this on perspiration stains but I will definitely try this!

  • Penny Penny on Feb 07, 2017
    Thanks for the tip, we are presently living in small town Mexico and its hard to get some products like stain remover, I shall try this, thanks again!

  • Suzanne Brodie Suzanne Brodie on Feb 07, 2017
    Really wish they sold Dawn in Australia. They did for 5 minutes and then took it off the market. Such a fabulous product!

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Feb 07, 2017
    Vinegar is brilliant for stains particularly for pet urine as it neutralises the scent so they won't re-offend. If you were unable to fully get the stain out, the pet recognises his scent and wees in the same spot. Dawn dish soap sounds really promising for stain removal. Does anyone has a British equivalent that they can recommend please? :-)

  • Celeste Celeste on Feb 07, 2017
    You are welcome I have a bottle in my laundry room too! šŸ˜Š

  • Kristine M. Holmgren Kristine M. Holmgren on Feb 07, 2017
    As to the doggie urine on Berber carpet--- if you catch it right away, try the following; blot up immediately. And then cover the entire pee area with salt. Lots of salt. Let it sit for 24 hours, and vacuum. Works every time. If the Lee is all ready soaked in? An old pee mistake by a guilty pup? Go the vinegar route.

  • Cat Cat on Feb 07, 2017
    Can't believe Dawn is unavailable in the UK & Aus. I would gladly send a few bottles to our friends on here. Let me know!

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    • Suzanne Brodie Suzanne Brodie on Feb 07, 2017
      PS I have no idea why I always come up as New York. Hometalk has always listed me as NY, rather than Australia.

  • Janice Janice on Feb 07, 2017
    Peroxide....the regular 3% medical antiseptic.....is the best for blood. No need to rinse and rinse to get rid of soap. I have used peroxide for years to get blood out of carpet, clothes, towels, underwear, sheets, you name it! It has saved me a lot of money!

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Feb 07, 2017
    One more: I just used Dawn dish soap to remove several paint spots on hubby's new jeans.

  • Irish Pack Irish Pack on Feb 08, 2017
    I have made it my lifes' mission to collect cleaning tips and concoctions. Three other friends and I created a cleaning team when we were stationed in Germany and cleaned military quarters. Back then, we didn't have the internet (no Hometalk or Pinterest, my 2 fav sites) ugh! We never failed an inspection but sure could have used some of the cleaning tips I have stumbled across.

    I am basically lazy, but also OCD so my house MUST be clean. That means dealing with stains, spills, messes right away before they become a bigger and more time-consuming problem.
    Here are 2 links--one has a stain cheat sheet for any stain imaginable


    Good luck and happy cleaning!

  • Rosalie Garcia Rosalie Garcia on Feb 08, 2017
    Rosalie Ohio
    I discovered years ago that Dawn is the best for my husband's ring-around-the-collar stains and underarms stains also. If you want to see how toxic it is, try getting it on your hands and not quickly washing it off! It burns! Best stain remover for all stains.

    • Connie S Connie S on Feb 09, 2017
      Burns your hands? Wonder if you are allergic to an ingredient. We use it to bathe animals to get oil off, doesn't burn their skin.

  • Rosalie Garcia Rosalie Garcia on Feb 10, 2017
    Hi Connie S - I meant it burns your hands if you fail to wash it off. Very caustic product, which is what makes it so good at removing stains. I am sure you rinse it off your animals very well, so there should be no problem.