Now, I’m not very good at stain removal, and in the past, whenever I ran into grease stains on my clothes, I just figured they were goners.
But see, having a baby in my arms (nearly) all the time makes me clumsy.
Take a few days ago for instance. I reached up for the butter dish, which was on top of the microwave (which is on top of the refrigerator). I couldn’t see it up there of course, and didn’t realize that the butter had melted …until, that is, I had spilled it all over my favorite pair of capris.
Noooo! I had spent the entire last trimester of my pregnancy looking forward to being able to wear those again.
I couldn’t just send them to the trash can. Not when I have such a hard time finding clothing that I love.
I guess that was the motivator I needed to find a remedy for grease stains – and one that worked.
Thanks to Swagbucks search engine, I found one.
Dawn dish detergent. Not really surprising is it? I mean, after all, dish detergent is made specifically for cutting through grease.
So anyway, here’s the method.
How To Remove Grease Stains From Clothing
- First, and most importantly, do not wash grease-stained clothing with hot water. Hot water will “set” the stain.
- Pour several drops of Dawn original formula dish detergent over stained area, and rub it in really well.
- Next, wash the garment in cold water. I washed mine with other clothing, just like I normally would.
Voila! No stains!
I read that if there are still traces of stain after rubbing Dawn into it, do the same with hair conditioner. I haven’t needed to use that step yet (fortunately), so I can’t personally vouch for how well it works.
That’s it! Stain gone, and now I can wear my capris again.
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