It’s easy to wash stain-free clothes: just throw them in the washing machine and that’s it.
But when we have a stain on something, for example when food falls on us and we take time to clean the remains, that stain does not disappear so easily. The worst stains on clothes are wine, blood, grass, dirt, grease and oil, among others.
Supermarkets sell dozens of remedies that promise to remove the toughest stains, but they are often expensive or not as effective as they claim. Fortunately, influencer Armen Adamjan, known for the household tips he offers on his Instagram profile Creative Explained, followed by 5.9 million people, created a video showing 10 ways to remove the most stubborn stains from clothes, using four things we have at home.
Did you stain your shirt with foundation from rubbing? The influencer recommends rubbing the stain with shaving cream, leaving it on for five minutes and rinsing the item of clothing with cold water. The stain will be removed effortlessly. This tip works for all types of makeup, including waterproof makeup.
Wine stains, the worst
We all agree that wine stains are the worst, very durable and difficult to clean. But Armen has the solution. Sprinkle salt on the stain to absorb some of the liquid. Heat some milk in a bowl and soak the stain in the liquid for ten minutes, then rinse with cold water. The stain will have disappeared like magic.
Sweat stains are also quite annoying, but we can remove them with a mixture of salt and white vinegar. Let the garment soak for ten minutes, throw it in the washing machine as usual and the yellow stain will be gone. For grass stains, simply rub a lemon on the stain and wash as usual.
Cutting boards are cleaned with a little salt, baking soda and lemon. Rust on tools and accessories is removed by soaking the rusty tool in lemon juice. Shaving cream can also be used to remove marker stains from walls. Olive oil prevents fingerprints and dirt from getting stuck in the sink, keeping it looking shiny and clean. As for sneaker stains, they will disappear with a little lipstick and a wipe.
All of these cleaning tips would have saved a garment or two on many occasions. The video has garnered over 101,000 likes, and many of Armen’s followers are grateful for his advice. Some recommend her tips for the toughest wine stains, like “clean red wine stain with white wine” or “use hydrogen peroxide.”
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