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A famous detergent brand claims that stains are good, but are they really good? I mean imagine you have nicely draped your favourite silk saree paired with some nice sophisticated jewellery and then suddenly somebody points out that the pleats have curry stains! Embarrassing, right? Or you are sitting in a meeting with your boss and colleagues having important discussions with your clients and someone suddenly asks you for a pen joking that the ink stains on your shirt pocket assure that you have one. No, stains are not good. Some stains easily come off with a quick wash while others like grease and oil are rigid and multiple washes doesn’t change much. These are the worst kind of stains. It is really very hard to remove them. How about I tell you some home remedies to clean off these rigid stains off your clothes? Interested? Read on to find out more. 1. Corn flour Corn flour quickly absorbs the excess moisture from the stains. Sprinkle some corn flour on the stained area of the cloth and rub the greasy portion off. Repeat the process till you get the desired results. 2. Vinegar Mix equal quantity of vinegar and water and soak a cloth in this solution. Wipe your stained clothes with this cloth and you will see that the greasy stains come off easily. And you thought vinegar is great only for pickles and salads? 3. Shampoo Rub a small amount of shampoo on the stained cloth and wash it off with water as usual. This will reduce the stain marks. You can also use hair spray to remove the greasy stains. Just spray some hair spray on your greasy stains and leave it for a while. Rinse and dry your cloth as usual. This method will instantly remove the greasy stains. 4. Baby powder Baby powders are applied to baby’s body to absorb all the extra sweat and moisture on their body. But baby powders are not restricted for baby use only. Sometimes, they can also help adults. Dab some baby powder on the grease-stained clothes and leave it over night. The baby powder will absorb the oil and grease. Now suck the dry residue on the cloth with your vacuum cleaner and wash as usual.
5. Chalk Chalk is made of calcium. I remember learning at school that chalk has the chemical formula CaCO3. This chalk or chalk powder works wonders to remove oily stains from clothes. Just thoroughly rub some chalk on the stains and leave it as it is for a while. Dust off the chalk powder and rub the chalk again if stains remain. 6. Aloe vera juice Dampen the spoilt fabric with water. Apply some aloe vera juice to the stained area let it soak. Wash and dry as usual. This will instantly remove the greasy stains. 7. Toothpaste This is one of the most used remedies. It not only helps to remove the greasy and oily stains, it also helps to remove stains like that of ball pen from the clothes. Squeeze some toothpaste on your fingers and rub it on the oily stains. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse and wash like you usually do. Dry it out. The greasy stain would be gone. You can also use tooth powder instead of toothpaste. Just remember to use non-gel based toothpaste to get maximum results. 8. Salt and alcohol Mix one part of salt with four parts of alcohol. Apply this mixture on the stains. You will see the stains vanish quickly. So what are you waiting for? Instead of throwing away your stained clothes or cutting them and using them as scrap cleaning cloth, use one of the above-mentioned home remedies to clean off the stain. These tricks are so easy and beneficial that nobody will ever even know that your clothes were once stained, that too with grease or oil.
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