Is that ketchup on your new button up? Staining your clothes — no matter how worn or new they may be — is frustrating. Most people would just throw their stained clothes into the washing machine with some detergent, but this is bad for your wallet and for the environment. For instance, did you know that the average American household consumes approximately 13,500 gallons of water a year washing clothes?
To save yourself time, money, and energy (literally), you should try removing stains using everyday household products. Did you know that baby powder will extract grease stains from your clothes, or that white vinegar can remove blood stains? These hacks work great if you’re in a pinch, but some do require a bit more caution.
For example, lemon juice and salt works as a natural bleach for clothing, but it can actually remove coloring from dark materials. In other words, don’t use this hack on your jeans or black shirts! Another hack which works great is stale bread: by applying a piece of stale bread to dirt stains, you can naturally extract the filth from the garment. These are just a few of the hacks available to you!