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How to Keep Your Clothes Clean and Stain-Free!

If you are a diehard food lover, you must be familiar with the problem of food stains all over your favourite clothes. Read on to know the best way to wash your clothes and get rid of those food stains like a pro!

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How to Keep Your Clothes Clean and Stain-Free!

Social gatherings in India are incomplete without good food. Don’t miss out on that awesome paani-puri or lip-smacking biryani just because you fear spilling something on your expensive clothes.

Here are a few tips to effortlessly bid those nasty food stains goodbye. So, make sure you enjoy the party to the fullest, because we’ve got your back!

1) Use Dishwashing Liquid

Dropped salad dressing or curry on your clothes? Rub a little dishwashing liquid on the stain and rinse with water. Dishwashing liquid is gentle enough to treat most fabrics, including washable wool and silk.

2) Use Detergent

To maintain your whites, make a solution of 2 tsp. of detergent and 2 tsp. of water. Mix it well and rub it directly on to the stained patches on your garment. Let it sit on the stain for 15 minutes. An important thing to remember is to wash your whites and coloured clothes separately. This works for most fabrics, however, always check the care label for instructions.

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3) Use Lemon Juice

Mix 2 tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid. You can use this solution to remove wine and chocolate stains from your garments. Directly apply this to the stained patch and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Dab at the stain with a clean cloth or sponge until it fades and disappears. Repeat the process if necessary. Finally, wash the garment in your washer. This works for most fabrics, however, always check the care label for instructions.

4) Use Baking Soda

Baking soda helps lift stains from fabric. Mix 4 tbsp. of baking soda with ¼th of a cup of water to make a paste. Rub the mixture on the affected area and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. Hold the affected area under cold running water and gently rinse until the water runs clear. This works for most fabrics, however, always check the care label for instructions.

Food accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, but they tend to take place more often when you’re wearing your finest clothes! Keep this list handy to tackle those food stains right away!

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