Clever Stain-Removing Tricks Borrowed From Grandma

Not sure how to remove candle wax or grass stains from your clothes? Not to worry. Grandma used to have a solution for everything. Sometimes these good old tricks are better than any fancy cleaning products you usually use. We gathered a collection of great stain-removing tips based on grandma advice some of us were lucky enough to receive.

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Tips that use lemons

Did you know you can remove stains caused by fruit juice or berries using lemon? Rub the stain with a cut lemon or lemon juice and let it sit for half an hour. Then rinse with cool water. Another solution could be to immediately treat the stain by pouring boiled water over it but it could take a while to get the water to the boiling point so the lemon seems like a more practical solution.

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To remove stains from your leather furniture you can mix lemon juice and tartar sauce. It seems like s strange combo but it works perfectly. Cover the stain with tis mixture and then wipe with a soft cloth.

Make your bathroom faucet sparkle by cleaning it with a lemon. That’s right, it’s that simple!. Cut the lemon in half and use it to scrub the faucet. Any hard water stains will come right off.

Tips that use vinegar

If you have a pet, then accidents happen. Remove urine stains from your carpet using a solution made of equal parts vinegar and warm water. Sponge the stain and then rinse throughly. If the urine is more acidic in nature, then combine a tablespoon on ammonia and half a cup of warm water.

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To remove hair dye stains from carpets, combine a tablespoon of white vinegar, a tablespoon of dish liquid and two cups of warm water. Use a white cloth to absorb the stain. Rinse the area thoroughly.

If somehow ketchup ends up on your beautiful carpet, spray the stain with white vinegar and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water and blot dry.

Tips that use baking soda

Remove grease stains from the carpet using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda to cover the stain completely and let it sit for up to 6 hours to absorb all the grease. Then vacuum up the powder and use a solution made of water and dish liquid to clean any remaining traces.

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If you spill wine of your rug or carpet, you can remove the stain using a mixture made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Apply directly onto the stain, let it dry and then vacuum it up.

And to remove juice stains, mix half a cup f baking soda with two cups of cold water. Moisten a white cloth using this solution and place it over the stain. Press gently. The stain will be absorbed into the cloth. Repeat with a clean cloth until no more stains appear.

How to remove gum using ice

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Gum is extremely difficult to remove from clothing, not to mention from carpets. But don’t worry, there’s a solution for everything. Try to imagine what grandma would do in such a situation. Well, she’d take an ice cube and rub it over the gum to harden and freeze it. Then she would pull gently to remove the gum from the carpet.