Getting Rid of Stains (and Possibly Evidence)

People are gross. But we don’t judge. Mostly. We offer to you our guideline for stain removal under one condition: don’t give us any details about how the stain got there.

Blood
Seriously, no details needed. We’ll just tell you that hydrogen peroxide is typically the most proven commodity. Just make sure you test it somewhere discreet, first, as it can cause color loss. And if you’re not already grossed out, saliva can even be effective. Let’s move on, shall we?

Oil and Grease
If you’re able to get to it quickly, try using some diluted dish or hand soap on the spot and rub it in with your fingers. If it has been sitting on the garment for too long, try a little bit of Pine Sol before you wash it.

Chocolate
Quite the messy eater, huh? Oh right. No judgement. Grab a little lemon juice or vinegar and allow it to break down the stain for a few minutes, then rinse it with water to make sure the acidity of the liquid doesn’t damage your clothing. Then, use some diluted dish detergent to remove the remainder.

Vino
If only everything in life were this easy: there’s actually a product called “Wine Away” that can tackle red wine stains. You can even use it on stains from berries!

Ink
First things first: Ink is actually one thing you want to let set, as it could spread if treated with liquids while still fresh. Once you’re sure it’s dry, rubbing alcohol will work wonders.

This definitely isn’t a comprehensive list of stain-removing tricks, but it’s a start. Want to tell us about some of your nastiest stains? We'd "love" to hear about it!