10 Quick Tips for Removing Stains from Clothing


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Red Wine

That glass of red wine looks far better in your hand than on your clothes! Fortunately, all it takes it a little elbow grease and some common household items to vanquish that unfortunate stain.

If the red wine stain is fresh, soak up the spill by immediately sprinkling it with baking soda. Gently dab the stain with a clean, damp cloth to absorb wine. Do not scrub or rub! Next, as soon as possible, stretch the stained fabric over a large bowl or kettle, secure the fabric (a large rubber band is ideal) and apply a layer of salt to the stain and let it set for about five minutes. Then, carefully pour boiling water over the fabric. Experts recommend that you do this from about eight inches higher than the stain, so that the water has enough power to properly flush it out. Lastly, pop it in the washing machine on the highest water heat possible [source: Real Simple].

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