10 Stain Fighters: Getting Rid of the Worst

From red wine spills to grass rubs in the hallway, there are some stains that just never budge. It could be on your clothes or the carpet, whatever the case, when there is a stain that ruins, it can also ruin your entire day. But have no fear, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best stain fighters that will help you get rid of the worst around the house. Take notes and try them out when disaster strikes.

1. Red Wine on the Carpet.

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This is your worst nightmare is it not? Guests are over for the holidays and down goes a glass of red wine, right onto your light-colored carpet. What do you do? Grab some paper towels, club soda, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, some salt and your vacuum cleaner.

2. Say Goodbye to Ink.

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Have an ink explosion? This easy recipe will take it right out. Well, it’s not even a recipe. If you get ink all over your white blouse, dab it with some plain hand sanitizer, rub it a bit and then throw it in the washing machine. The alcohol is probably what helps the stain come loose, but who knew it was really that easy? Same goes for leather couches, dab and rub!

3. Homemade Bleach.

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Want something the bleaches without any of the harshness a regular bottle can do? Try making your own to fight any of those pesky laundry stains. All you need 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 15 cups of water! Voila!

4. Grass Stain Buster.

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Whether it got on the carpet from the kiddos shoes or it’s all over their clothes, this stain remover will get rid of the chaos. One cup of water, one cup of ammonia, one cup of Era laundry detergent and one cup of vinegar will help to remove these awful nuisances.{found on site}.

5. So Long Pet Urine.

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Do you have a puppy that isn’t quite housebroken yet? Is he leaving little presents for you to clean up around the house? Get rid of the urine stains quick with this easy remedy. Two cups of white distilled vinegar, 2 cups of lukewarm water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda will do the trick.

6. Yellow Armpits Anyone?

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Does your favorite white tee have some nasty yellow armpit stains sneaking out? Well, with a mix of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide, you may have them out in no time. Just let the tee sit in the mixture for a while before popping it in the washing machine.

7. All-in-One.

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This stain fighter is said to remove some of the worst, from blood stains to cutting board stains. It’s everything the yellow armpit remover had PLUS the addition of a dash of baking soda.

8. Toilet Bowl Rings.

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Hard water stains in the toilet can be super annoying. They never go away and it makes the toilets look disgusting. And all you really need to do is get some white vinegar, spray it on and let it sit for a while as it eats away the stain!

9. Dreaded Permanent Markers.

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Depending on where the permanent marker has been placed, depends on the remedy to remove it. Use hand sanitizer on clothes, toothpaste or hairspray on the walls, white vinegar on the carpet, rubbing alcohol on wood and a dry erase marker on a dry erase board.

10.  Grease be Gone.

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Whether it’s grease from food or a melted chapstick, this stain removal will get it out in a jiffy. You can also use this remedy on all colors and not just white clothing or linens. Pour baby powder onto the fresh stain and leave it overnight before washing!