Stains are the worst. No matter how careful you are, it is almost impossible to avoid them entirely. These brilliant stain removal tips are here to save the day!
Whether it’s a spilled glass of wine on your carpet or a coffee stain on your shirt, stains can be incredibly frustrating to deal with.
However, there are plenty of tricks and tips out there that can help you remove stains easily and quickly.
In this blog post, we’ll cover 15 unbelieve stain removal tips that you can use to keep your home and clothing looking spotless.
Most hacks call for relatively cheap household items you may already have!
No need for those extra fancy storebought cleaners–most of them are some combination of what you’ll find below (depending on what the cleaner cleans).
This DIY hack is perfect if you’re looking for a versatile stain removal solution.
To create this all-purpose cleaner, mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap in a spray bottle like this for batch-making or spot-clean with a smaller mixture.
Shake it well and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then blot it away with a clean cloth. This hack works well for most stains, including oil, wine, and chocolate.
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Carpet stains are the worst, especially when they are difficult to remove. But with this DIY carpet stain removal solution, you can easily remove any stain on your carpet.
Mix two parts of water, one part hydrogen peroxide, and essential oil in a bottle and apply it to the stained area. Let it soak for a few minutes, and then blot it away with a clean cloth.
This solution works well for all carpet stains, including pet stains.
Water stains on furniture can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. But with this simple trick, you can easily remove them without damaging the furniture.
All you need is a halved lemon and salt. Simply sprinkle the salt on the water stain and scrub with the lemon until the stain disappears.
Toilet stains can be tough to remove, but with this simple trick, you can easily eliminate them. Mix water, castile soap, baking soda, and essential oil and apply the mixture to the stained area.
Let it sit out for a few minutes, then scrub the stain away with a toilet brush. This trick works well for all toilet stains, including rust and hard water stains.
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Toilet bombs are an excellent way to keep your toilet clean and fresh.
Mix 1 ½ cups of baking soda, 30 drops of lavender essential oil, 30 drops of lemon essential oil, 30 drops of peppermint essential oil, water, and ½ cup of citric acid in a bowl.
Mix it well and then form the mixture into small balls or a silicone ice cube tray like this. Sit them in the freezer for a few hours, then drop them into your toilet.
The fizzing action of the bombs will help to clean your toilet well and keep it smelling fresh. I love this pack of essential oils for cleaning.
If you have a burnt pot you can’t seem to get clean, try using lemons. Cut a few lemons into quarter-ish-sized pieces and into the pot with water they go.
Bring it all to a boil, let it simmer there for a few minutes, and then pour it out. The burnt residue should come off easily.
Glass bakeware can be difficult to clean, especially with baked-on food residue. But with this simple trick, you can easily get your glass bakeware looking like new again.
Mix equal parts of baking soda and dish soap in a bowl and apply it to the bakeware. Let it sit out there for a few minutes, then scrub it away with a scrub brush.
Rinse it well with warm water, and your glass bakeware will look new.
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If you want your pillows to look as white as the day you bought them, then try this trick.
Add some baking soda and bleach directly into the drum, add dish soap in the normal soap slot, and add your pillows.
If you know your washer won’t perform well with this hack, try it in a way that works for your appliances. Dry them on a low heat setting, and your pillows will look like new again.
Permanent marker stains can be tough to remove, but with this trick, you can easily get rid of them. All you need is some hand sanitizer and a paper towel for minimal mess.
Add the paper towel underneath the stained area and apply sanitizer directly to the stain. Rinse the space with water and dry it off with a clean cloth.
Sweat stains on clothes can be stubborn, but you can easily remove them with this trick. Add hydrogen peroxide and dish soap; I love this Dawn, and apply it to the stained area.
Dab it with your finger, wipe the excess away with a towel, and wash the clothes in the washing machine.
If you have a tough stain on your furniture that you want to get rid of, then try this trick. Simply grab some rubbing alcohol and a brush.
Scrub the troubled areas, and you should see the grime wipe away almost instantly. This trick works well for most types of furniture stains.
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Aluminum bakeware can be difficult to clean, but with this trick, you can easily eliminate any baked-on food residue.
Mix some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl and apply them to the bakeware.
Let the bakeware sit for about an hour, then scrub it away with a scrub brush. Rinse it well with warm water; your aluminum bakeware will look new.
Ceramic dishes and pots can be difficult to clean, but with this trick, you can easily eliminate any stains.
Mix some regular dish soap and warm water in a small bowl and apply it to the stained area–baking soda, too, if cleaning involves food debris.
Let it sit still for a few minutes, then scrub it away with a scrub brush. Rinse it well with warm water, and your ceramics will look new.
Cutting boards can get stained and smelly over time, but with this trick, you can easily get them looking and smelling like new.
All you need are lemons and a sunny day. Scrub the board down with a halved lemon; once finished, leave the juice on the board and leave it outside in the sun for a few hours.
Copper jars can be difficult to clean, but with this trick, you can eliminate any stains. Mix equal amounts of salt and vinegar in a bowl and apply them to the stained area.
Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub it away with a sponge or brush like this one. Rinse it well with warm water, and your copper will look new.
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