Have you ever bought brand new clothes only to stain them the first time you wear them? It’s discouraging and frustrating. Not only do you have to make sure you wash the stain in a timely manner to make sure it can be removed, you have to expend the energy to get it clean! Most people throw their stained clothes in the wash. After all, this is the quickest and cheapest method, right?
Well, it is conventional and easy, but there are quicker, eco-friendly stain remover tricks that you can apply to the most obnoxious stains out there. By using these green stain removal hacks, you not only save yourself a bit of time and energy; you also save on energy and your own utility bill!
So, what are these green stain removal hacks exactly? We’ve highlighted a few for your below:
Dirt stains look filthy — literally. One little known method to removing dirt is to simply apply stale bread to the affected area. The gluten in the bread will actually extract the filth from the garment!
Sweat stains can be embarrassing, but they’re pretty common in the heat. If you notice your white shirts are looking yellower as a result of frequent sweating, you can actually soak the area with lemon juice and apply salt. The acidity of the juice combined with the salt acts as a natural bleach! Be careful with darker clothing, though, as it will also fade the garment!
Grease stains are also fairly common. To get rid of them, you can simply sprinkle baby powder on the spot and rinse with water a few hours later. The powder will absorb the grease, and water will clear off the residue.
These are just a few of the hacks you try on your own! To learn about more cheap, easy, and clean green alternatives for washing your clothes, check out the infographic from Tommy John below.
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Salman Zafar is an ecopreneur, consultant, advisor, speaker and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection, conservation and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Salman is the Founder of EcoMENA, a popular voluntary organization based in Qatar. He is also the Founder and CEO of BioEnergy Consult, a reputed consulting firm active in biomass, waste-to-energy and waste management segments.
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