Summer is here and for the most part, this is a time for creating some great memories and experiences. However, while almost everything in the summertime is just perfect, there are some things that not necessarily go according to the plan. One of the common issues this time around are the common stains you will most probably have to deal with as a result of the more time spent outside and some pretty sticky and messy summer routines (we are talking about eating way too much ice cream, of course). Not that we would like to kill all the fun but summertime usually means a peak season of more intensive domestic cleaning. With the days being longer finding enough time to tackle down some chores may seem like an easy job but this is not quite the case once summertime rolls around and all you want to do is relax and enjoy some time outside.
There is no doubt that grass stains are a common issue during the summertime and considering how much of your time you can spend outdoors. However, grass stains are not that easy to remove too. In order to tackle grass stains start with removing/brushing off the excess first, then rinse the stained garment/upholstery/carpet or any other type of fabric with cold water to prevent the stain setting. Use a detergent or stain removal product to pre-treat the stain and leave it like this for at least 20 minutes, then wash with warm water. In case the stain is not fully removed by now make sure to treat it with the same method again until it is fully gone.
Grass stains are not the only common and tricky ones as dirt stains happen often too. As it is with the grass stain removal, you should start by brushing off the excess and then rinse with cold water. Continue with soaking the garment/fabric in a mixture of water and liquid laundry detergent. Leave it like this for 30 minutes and then proceed to wash as usual. In case the dirt stain does not come out completely, make sure to repeat the washing treatment.
Sweat Stains + Antiperspirant Buildup
Once the weather outside becomes warmer and warmer, sweat stains and antiperspirant buildup on your clothes become a common issue. These two stubborn stains go hand in hand and removing then may be tricky but it usually works if you first rinse the stains with cold water for about 15 seconds and proceed with pretreating the stain with a liquid detergent or stain removal product for at least 15 minutes. Finalise with washing the garment in the hottest water that is safe for the fabric and add your usual laundry detergent and a fabric-safe bleaching product.
Removing sunscreen stains from your clothes or towels starts with rinsing off the excess with cold water, then applying a liquid detergent on the stains and continuing with washing the garments with the hottest temperature that is safe for the fabrics.
Ice Cream and Fruit Juice
It wouldn’t be a real bummer if you do not treat yourself with ice cream or a glass of cold fruit juice. However, accidents often happen and stains appear! The easiest solution to removing them is by rinsing the stain right away with cold water. If a stain remains, make sure to treat it with liquid laundry detergent or a stain removal product and let it soak for at least 20 minutes, then wash with hot water as usual.
Ketchup and Mustard Stains
Summer barbeque is a great way to spend some enjoyable time outside but ketchup and mustard stains become a common thing in the process. The best way to make sure that no permanent stains are left is by blotting the excess immediately and then rinse off with cold water. If this does not help, make sure to pretreat the stain with a stain removal product and let it like this for 20 minutes, then wash with your favourite detergent.
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