Aaah, summer! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the grass is oh-so green. Unfortunately, so are the stains that are ground into the knees of your son’s favorite pair of jeans! Here’s a laundry-basket-full of cleaning tricks that are sure to mow down grass stains:
- Pour rubbing alcohol onto the stain, and let it soak for an hour. Then rub the wet spot with a sponge that’s been dampened with more rubbing alcohol, using a circular motion to lift the dye out of the fibers. Next, rub in some liquid detergent with color-safe bleach.
- Rub some Karo® syrup directly into the stain with your fingers, and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
- Soak the spots in a small bowl of whole milk for about 15 minutes. Scrub it with an old toothbrush, and let it soak for another 15 minutes.
- Mix 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup of ammonia, and 2 cups of water in a handheld sprayer bottle. Apply this solution directly to the stained area before tossing the clothes into the wash.
No matter which trick you try, always wash the item ASAP. Don’t let it dry, or the stain could set back in. Don’t wash a grass-stained item before you treat it, or that green may never disappear. And whatever you do, don’t put the clothing in the dryer until you’re sure all of the green is gone.
For more stain-bustin’ secrets, check out my Speed Cleaning Secrets! book—FREE for 21 days! It’s jam-packed with smart tips and fast tricks that’ll make any mess disappear in a flash.