Your laundry is still dirty, it stinks and still has that weird looking, Europe-shaped stain that makes people stare longer than they should at you. Bypass the gawking eyes and follow these four cleaning hacks, courtesy of London Cleaners.
Wiping Away White Deodorant Streaks
This has happened to everyone at some point in their life—not only once, but multiple times. No matter how carefully you put on your dark t-shirt, it’s near-impossible to avoid those random white streaks of deodorant. There are three full-proof options in eliminating this problem—either wear a white t-shirt, a button-down or you can rub an unused dryer sheet on the deodorant streaks and simple as that, they will come right off.
Eliminating Armpit Stains
As annoying white deodorant streaks may be, yellow armpit stains left behind by your deodorant are even more of a nuisance. I guess we should stop using deodorant altogether now, right? Just kidding, for the sake of you and your coworker’s sake, please keep using deodorant. So where were we? Ah, yes—yellow deodorant stains. Instead of tossing that white t-shirt into the trash, try a good ole all-natural solution to remove that dingy-looking build-up. Simply mix half of a cup of lemon juice with three tablespoons of Epsom salt and then grab an old toothbrush to scrub the solution onto the target areas. After putting in a bit of elbow grease, throw the shirt into the washer and consider those armpit gone forever.
Removing Grease Stains
Speaking of grease, there are many cleaning hacks for removing stains of this variety from your clothing. Even more unflattering than armpit stains, grease stains can turn a date night or even a job interview upside down. I vividly remember feeling a burning pain of my chest as my interviewer’s eyes pierced onto my left breast pocket, glaring at the grease stain left behind a piece of cheese that had just fallen off my slice of pizza just an hour before. Of course, I did not get the job. Ok, maybe the grease stain wasn’t the reason behind not getting the job, but to avoid this from ever happening to you, bring an extra shirt and worry about the stain later. When you get home, grab the bottle of baby powder that you never use or the piece of chalk left lying on the floor by your five-year-old daughter. Then, apply chalk or baby powder onto the grease stain—enough to cover the entire area—and wait five hours for the powder to soak up the grease. After, simply throw the clothing article into the washer!
Before getting into the next cleaning hack, do yourself a favor and gently wash your new clothing before wearing it. Alongside the untreated dyes that can irritate your skin, there’s no telling what and how many dirty hands touched the clothing before you did. Now that is out of the way, we can all relate to a time where that new shirt or pair of pants drastically shrank of the initial wash and dry. To make this mini-tragedy even worse, you lost the receipt to your purchase and now there’s no turning back. But alas, there is a way to un-shrink your favorite new sweater. In a proportionate-sized bucket of warm water, add a tablespoon of hair conditioner, submerge the article of clothing under the mixture for 30 minutes and then remove. Next, rinse the shirt, sweater or whatever it may be by hand and lay flat to dry.
There are many effective cleaning hacks, tips and tricks to try when making your clothes look and even smell like new again. But sometimes, there is that especially expensive coat or dress that you shouldn’t risk with viral cleaning methods. Avoid further damage to your special coat by giving a call to London Cleaners. We will have it looking good as new in no time.