8 Things You Didn’t Know Removed Stains

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Most people needing to remove stains resort to Tide To Go pens or Shout. What you probably aren’t aware of is the many everyday products that you probably actually have on hand when a stain strikes will actually work. I’m here to fill you in on these so you’re prepared the next time a stain appears. 


This is by far my favorite because I have actually used it. I googled how to remove blood from a bloody nose once and milk came up in the search. It will also remove ink stains from colored clothes. Simply soak the item in milk. Soaking overnight then launder as usual. I did this and it removed the blood easily. Remember not to dry an item in the dryer before attempting any remedy as it sets stains.



This one has probably been tried by many as it is OG. If you got ballpoint pen on your clothing,  spray the stain with hair spray. The pen will come right out.


Have a stain and not sure what to do? Use the inner part of bread sans the crust and blot the fabric until the stain disappears. Follow up by washing per usual.


Most of us probably have cola at home. Next time you get a blood stain, try some cola on it. It purportedly removes stains after soaking overnight.

shaving cream

Another great stain remover is foaming shaving cream.  Spray onto your stain and gently rub.  Let dry and follow up by washing. I’ve personally used it on carpet successfully.


Shampoo is said to remove stains around the collar. Using a cheap shampoo rubbed onto the color will remove the dirt and body oils.

artificial sweetener

Get a little grease on your clothing while out to dinner?  Grab the artificial sweetener from the table and sprinkle on the material blotting with your napkin. The powder pulls it away from the clothing.


I’ve not tried this but its reported that non-gel toothpaste will remove ink by squeezing onto the fabric and gently rubbing the fabric together. Follow with a rinse. Repeat until removed completely and wash as normal.

So the next time you get a stain, try one of these and let me know how they worked. I’ve only tried the milk and shaving cream remedies myself so I am anxious to hear what works. I’ll be trying them too the next time I get a stain.



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