School is back in session, football is back on TV, and our kids are busy
getting dirty now that fall sports have started. As amazing as daily activity
and exercise is for their health, it can leave them coming home with grass
stains on every article of clothing they own. Depending on how quickly
you can throw the dirty clothes in the laundry machine, you may be able
to wash it out without too much fuss. Unfortunately, the stain may have
set in the amount of time it took your child to get home, or it may have
happened hours before you knew it existed. If that’s the case, you
have a few options depending on the supplies you have access to:
Rubbing Alcohol: Take care when using rubbing alcohol to clean any clothing, because there’s
the risk that it can make the dye on the fabric bleed. You may want to
try mixing it with water – a 50:50 water to alcohol ratio should
work – before using straight alcohol on the messy clothes.
Chlorine Bleach: If you’re dealing with a grass stain on white clothes, a chlorine
bleach solution may be able to take care of your dirty needs. Make sure
to follow any directions listed on the bleach container to avoid ruining
the garment you’re attempting to clean.
Soaking the Stain: Mixing warm water with detergent and letting the dirty piece of clothing
soak for 30 minutes to an hour will do wonders. Once the soaking is done,
simply run the garment through a normal wash cycle. If the stain isn’t
completely gone after the wash, let it soak for another 15 minutes before
trying again. Whatever you do, don’t run it through the dryer until
the stain is completely gone.
Make sure to avoid using any alkaline detergents, degreaser, or ammonia
on the grass stain – it may set permanently if you do. Keeping your
children’s clothes clean can feel like a full time job sometimes,
and cleaning up the house after them even more so. That’s where
we come in. The professional cleaners at The Maids Dallas are ready to
tackle any mess and make your house showroom-ready. Give us a call at
(972) 471-9509 for more information, or
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