We all hate getting stains on our sheets, but one of the most annoying is blood. It seems impossible to get out, and throwing it in the washing machine is only a sure way to preserve the stain forever. If you have bloodstains in your sheets, don't freak out! You can to get those stains out with a few tricks.
Here's how to get blood out of sheets:
- Flush your stained sheet with cold water, as soon as you notice any kind of stain. The longer stains have to set in, the harder they are to get out.
- Wash your cotton sheet with shampoo. Magically, this might be enough to get all the blood out [Source: MrsClean]!
- Soak your non-cotton sheet in an enzyme cleaner and cool water for at least 15 minutes. If the shampoo didn't fully wash the blood out of your cotton sheet, try this solution. The older the stain, the longer you will need to soak it. Don't use hot water! Heat can cause blood to set in permanently.
- Rub the stained sheet on itself to give it a good scrubbing.
- Keep soaking and scrubbing until the stain is gone or it doesn't get any better. This process may take several hours.
- Moisten the stained areas with a mixture of three percent hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia, if the stain still didn't come out. Only leave the solution on the sheets for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water and repeat as necessary.
- When the stain is finally gone, wash your sheet in the washing machine [source: FabricLink, KiwiWeb].