Farmers’ Almanac Top Ten Ideas for Removing Stains (Earth-Friendly)

1) To remove grease spots on Wallpaper: Place a paper bag scrap against the stain on the wall and iron with iron setting on warm. Iron in a circular motion. Keep replacing pieces of paper bag until spot is gone.

2) To remove deodorant stains on shirts: Sponge the area with white vinegar. If stain remains, soak with denatured alcohol. Wash with a natural detergent in hottest water safe for fabric.

3) To remove grease, oil or tar stains: Use baking powder or chalk absorbents to remove as much grease as possible. Pre-treat with a natural detergent or liquid shampoo. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric, using plenty of detergent.

4) To remove tea stains: Sponge or soak with cold water as soon as possible. Wash using a natural detergent and color-safe (non-toxic) bleach.

5) To remove grass stains: Presoak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Rinse. Pre-treat with a natural detergent. Wash using hot water, and a natural detergent and color-safe (non-toxic) bleach. On acetate and colored fabrics, use 1 part alcohol to 2 parts water.

6) To remove stains from meat juices: Scrape with dull blade. Presoak in cold water for 30 minutes. Wash with a natural detergent and color-safe bleach.

7) To remove mildew stains, moisten stained spots with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, then spread the item in the sun for bleaching; finally, rinse and dry. Follow up by laundering as usual.

8) To remove bloodstains: Soak stained clothing or cloth in cold saltwater, than launder in warm, soapy water.

9) To remove the sticky substances left by cellophane tape, price tags or labels. Rub the spots with pure lemon or orange extract. This also works well for stuck-on chewing gum.

10) To remove water mineral stains from around faucets: Place cotton balls soaked in white vinegar on the areas. In no time, the mineral deposits wil disappear.

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