Stains are frustrating, but they don't have to ruin your home or wardrobe. Here, Eric Stromer shows you how to remove all kinds of stains, including red wine, coffee, sweat marks and more.
You may be surprised by what kind of household items will help keep stains at bay. Dish soap and hydrogen peroxide are great for combating mildew and wine, but white vinegar can be your friend, too. It's known to help blast tea stains, as well as those inevitable perspiration marks.
Meanwhile, a stubborn coffee stain doesn't stand a chance if you have an egg in your refrigerator. An egg yolk spread on the affected area can help lift the stain in minutes. Keep baking soda on hand, too. Mixing it with water to make a thick paste can help you tackle a variety of marks.
The key to preventing stains, however, is to act fast. The quicker you treat a stain, the less time it has to set. Another tip: save the wash and dry cycle for last. The heat from the dryer will permanently set a stain that hasn't been fully removed.