3 Ways to Remove Stains from Clothes

By : Briana Tan
05 July 2017

Ever had a wardrobe mishap on your favourite piece of clothing? You try your very best with soap and water but that blot just would not budge. Wait, do not throw it away yet!


Here are a few nifty items you have at home that might just do the trick.




Apply a generous amount of salt on top of wet stain and it will act as a form of absorbent for chemicals to leech on. It is said to remove blood stains, red wine and sweat/ deodorant armpit stains. Low in cost and available in every household. 🙂


Baking Soda/ Vinegar/ Lemon Juice

Useful for coffee and tea stains, including sticky residues like glue and tape because of their mild acid content. Vinegar can also be used to rid of stinky mildew smell from towels that are sat wet for too long. Just add 1 or 2 cups of vinegar along with warm water into the washing machine with the smelly towels and run the washer. When you are done, wash the towels normally and dry them immediately after.



Dish Detergent

Laundry detergent did not manage to get the job done? Try dish detergent instead! As these products are similar, you can use them interchangeably under most circumstances. Just add 1 teaspoon (or more depending on your laundry load) of dish detergent into your laundry cycle. Dish detergent is usually much more powerful, and they may damage very delicate fabrics if not rinsed out thoroughly. It could prove effective for getting rid of stubborn grease stains.


These are just a few ways to use items you already have at home to remove stubborn stains from your clothing. Do you have any other helpful stain removal hacks? Share them with us at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg or via our Facebook page!



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