homemade stain remover

Some stains just appear out of nowhere, so it’s good to have a solution that will remove pretty much anything. But store-bought laundry stain-remover squirt bottles get smaller and smaller, while the prices go up and up. Don’t stand for it! Make your own all-purpose stain remover. Here’s what you do…

Get a clean, empty spray bottle. Combine one cup of filtered, spring or distilled water with one cup of rubbing alcohol and two teaspoons of liquid dish detergent (use a brand that specifically states that it cuts grease). Pour the mixture into your spray bottle, and you’re good to go. Spray a bit on the stain, and launder the garment as usual. This solution can be used successfully on many different stains on many different fabrics, but when in doubt, first try it on a small, inconspicuous area of the garment to make sure it doesn’t discolor the cloth.