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1. Scrape up the liquid 2. Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on stain to let absorb for 10 minutes and then vacuum. 3. Mix one tablespoon clear dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon white vinegar with two cups of warm water. 4. Using a white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution and blot until all the liquid is absorbed. 5. Sponge off with cold water and blot dry.
How to Remove Stains from Laundry Download and print this handy chart showing how to remove common varieties of stains. Post a copy in your laundry room for quick reference. (From Better Homes and Gardens)
laundry stain cheat sheet---These are all wonderful tips, and I'd add this: while working many years as a registered nurse in surgery & critical care, I kept a bottle of peroxide handy at the desk or in my locker.....apply a little to blood stains & they lift right out. I always had the whitest lab coat & cleanest shoes! Peroxide works well for stains that are organic in nature....
Home-made carpet cleaner (baking soda followed by clear dish soap+ white vinegar + warm water)
Ingredients: 1 tbsp dish soap (regular Dawn) 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 cups hot water Baking soda Instructions: Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and wait 10 minutes. Then vacuum it up. Mix the dish soap, vinegar, and water together. With a clean cloth, start dabbing the stain remover on the stain. Keep blotting until it's completely gone.