10 Quick Tips for Removing Stains from Clothing

Blood Stains

If you cut yourself, the last thing you're thinking about is avoiding staining your clothes -- you're focused on finding a bandage and possibly on not fainting. Getting wounded is bad enough; you shouldn't have to slave for hours trying to get the blood stain out of a shirt -- and now you don't have to. Just use our quick and easy trick.

To remove spots of blood from clothing, use 3 percent hydrogen peroxide -- the kind you find in the first-aid section of the store. Soak the stain with the peroxide, use your fingernail or the blade of a butter knife to help loosen and scrape away the blood, then rinse it away with more hydrogen peroxide. In most cases, you'll have better luck removing stains -- especially blood stains -- if you treat them immediately after they happen, before the stains have a chance to dry.

Another method for removing blood from clothing is to wet the stained area of the fabric with water, sprinkle it with plain old table salt, rub one half of the stain against the other to work in the salt and loosen the stain, then immediately launder the garment the way you usually do.


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