Multitasking Vinegar

Mishaps happen. But there’s no need to let stains rain on your picnic. Just follow these stain removal tips, and you’ll be spotless in no time.

  • RED FRUIT JUICE Lay the stained garment over a large bowl so that the stain is centered on the bowl. Then, pour boiling water over the affected area and into the bowl. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone. Wash as usual.

  • GRILL GREASE Rub a little cornmeal into the stain to absorb the grease. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes, then brush the powder away. Wash as usual.

  • KETCHUP Remove as much of the ketchup as you can with a clean spoon. Run cold water through the back of the fabric. Work liquid Laundry Detergent gently into the fabric in a circular motion. If the piece of stained clothing is white, you may need to apply mild bleaching agent such as white vinegar or lemon juice. Repeat this process as needed until the stain has disappeared. Wash as usual.

  • Grass Apply liquid Laundry Detergent to the stain. Let it soak in for minute or two. Then, lightly scrub the soiled area with an old toothbrush. Wash as usual.

  • Dirt & Mud If stain is still wet, let dry. Remove hardened dirt with an old toothbrush or plastic knife. Rinse in cold water. Apply Laundry Detergent to the stain. Let it soak for a minute or two. Wash as usual.

  • Pollen Shake clothing to remove as much pollen as possible. Gently dot the remaining pollen with the sticky side of adhesive tape. Apply Laundry Detergent to the stain. Let it soak in for a minute or two. Wash as usual.