How to Clean Mud Stains from Your Cotton Chaniya Choli

Nine days of dandiya-raas and garba can leave your chaniya choli sets dirty, especially if it rains. Here are some tips to clean mud stains from the hems of your outfit.

Updated

How to Clean Mud Stains from Your Cotton Chaniya Choli

While you are enjoying the festivities along with the dances, the hems of your chaniya choli are bound to attract mud and dirt. This could make your Navratri clothes look dirty and untidy. If you want to store them well for the next year, clean them first. Here are a few tips to remove the mud or dirt stuck to your outfit.

Step 1:

You will need to let the mud stains on the hem of your chaniya choli dry out first. It’s important to remember to not clean the mud stains while they are wet. If you do, you will end up pushing the mud deeper into your garment. Let the mud dry properly before attempting the next step.

Step 2:

After the mud has dried completely, you need to scrape off the loose mud particles from your garment. For stubborn mud that is stuck to your chaniya choli, take a blunt knife or spoon to scrape away the mud. You can even use a brush with hard-bristles to do this.

Step 3:

Take 5 tbsp. of liquid detergent and add it to ½ a bucket of warm water. Soak the stained garment in it for about 15 minutes. If only a small part of your garment has been stained you can rub a few drops of liquid detergent directly onto the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Step 4:

Take the garment out of the bucket and brush it with a clothes brush. For small mud stains, you can even use a toothbrush to clean it. Brush the stain in a circular motion and the mud stains will start coming off.

Step 5:

Finally, wash the garment in your washing machine as you normally would.

There you go! Navratri is the season of swirling skirts and twinkling toes. Don’t worry about the stains, follow these simple steps and have your chaniya choli looking as good as new.

Originally published