Chances are you know a number of home hacks but you probably never knew that some weird things in your home can actually remove stains!
Perhaps you forgot to put your pain in lock mode, and it opened up in the pocket of your favourite shirt! Toothpaste may or may not work, depending on the fabric and the ink, but it is certainly worth a try before consigning the shirt to the scrap bin.
Put non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub the fabric vigorously together. Rinse with water. If some of the ink came out, repeat the process a few more times until you get rid of all the ink. The same process works for lipstick.
Tear out the doughy center of white bread and knead it into a ball, then blot any smear on your dress repeatedly with the dough until the stain lifts from the fabric.
Afterwards, wash the garment. The dough ball is also safe to use on lipstick marks on dry-clean only wool clothing.
Shaving cream tomato-sauce remover
Take a can of non-gel shaving cream and spray it onto the tomato-sauce stain, rub it in gently and let it dry before washing as normal. Shaving cream can also remove stains from your carpet, too.
If you are out to dinner at a restaurant and you stain your dress, or even if grease splatters on you while you are cooking, use artificial sweetener immediately to blot the stain.
The fine powder will absorb the oil. You may have to keep blotting and using more sweetener, but it really works! The good news is that you will always have an artificial handy at any eatery.
To remove ink stains from coloured clothes, you may want to consider soaking them overnight in milk. Doing so will often do the trick. Just soak the affected garment in milk overnight and launder as usual the next day.
Do you have deep stubborn stains around your collar and cuffs? Cheap hair shampoo will break down body oils and act as a detergent.
It could be that your child just went wild with a ballpoint pen on your new white shirt. Simply squirt the stain with hair spray and the pen marks should come right off.