Tips and Tricks for Your Laundry

If your favorite shirt got stained, do not throw it away, yet. Try these tips first.

For whiter clothes, give them a final rinse of ammonia diluted in water. And hang the garment in the sun.

If a garment’s dye has stained another, put the stained garment in boiling water with a pound of unpeeled potatoes until the stain disappears.

If a garment is stained with oil, apply immediately baby talc to absorb the oil. Leave for 24 hours and wash as usual. If it’s an old grease spot, wash with dish soap.

If a garment has shrunk, submerge in cold water and add one tablespoon of ammonia, one of alcohol, and one of turpentine. Let it soak for several hours checking on it from time to time. Then wash with water.

If you have faded clothing, soak it in cold water with bay leaves.

If a garment has gum stuck to it, put it in the freezer for a day. The next day the gum will be frozen so it will be easy to remove. Another way is by pouring gasoline on the gum.

To give your laundry a refreshing smell, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dryer.

To remove makeup stains, soak the garment in vinegar for a few minutes before washing it and then wash as usual.

To Remove Blood Stains

Hydrogen Peroxide
Soak the affected area with hydrogen peroxide (peroxide). Wash as usual.

Baking Soda
Mix baking soda with a little water so as to form a paste. Apply the paste to the blood stain and let it dry. When dry, remove it with a brush.

Coca Cola
Saturate the blood stain with Coca Cola and let stand for five minutes. Wash the garment as usual.

Mix two teaspoons of ammonia with one cup of water. Saturate the blood stain with this mixture and brush with an old toothbrush.

Powdered Skim Milk
Make a paste of powdered milk and water and apply to the stain. Brush with an old toothbrush and rinse with warm water.

What not to do to remove a blood stain
– Do not try to wash the blood stains with hot water.
– Do not use strong acids like vinegar if the clothing is cotton.
– Do not use enzymes in organic fabrics such as wool and silk.
– Do not use chlorine bleach.

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