We Indians love our tea and coffee, but sometimes these decaffeinating drinks can ruin your favourite garment if not handled well. Instead of instantly making that cloth a poocha (mopping cloth), try some of these home remedies. Most of the ingredients used can be easily found in Indian households.
Warm water is said to have effective cleaning qualities. It can remove some of the most stubborn stains from a piece of fabric without actually hampering its quality. However, you must mind that the water is just warm and not piping hot, otherwise, it might fade away the hue of your garment.
- You might need another person’s help for this remedy to work effectively.
- Begin by holding your stained fabric from both sides.
- Pour warm water in a cup and then directly on the stain. In a way that the water passes through the fibers of the garment.
- Keep pouring slowly for good 10-15 seconds and then splash a couple of drops of laundry detergent.
- Turn over and apply detergent on the other side too.
- Rub the detergent until the stain fades away. Lastly, rinse with water.
Vinegar is a multi-purpose food item, which can assist in losing weight and also to whiten up your laundry. If you pour a teaspoon of vinegar in your daily laundry, the clothes will become soft and any awful odour will be gone without actually using harsh chemicals. To remove tea stains, follow these steps.
- In a spray bottle mix ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of water.
- Mix well and spray directly on the stain.
- Let it sit for 5-7 minutes, spray again and dip the cloth in water. You will see the tea or coffee stain lifting.
Baking soda is known as a natural cleanser and a deodoriser. In fact, it is recommended to add baking soda in your regular detergent (homemade detergent recipes) to brighten up your clothes and to also make it soft. To get rid of that stubborn tea spill, follow under given steps. However, do not try this on delicate fabrics.
- Start by boiling half bucket water.
- Soak your fabric in it for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of baking soda directly on the stain.
- Rub it into the fabric to remove the stain.
- Keep the fabric aside and allow the baking soda to settle for around an hour so.
- Once done, rinse the fabric with normal water.
Stain removing powder or liquids are made using effective dirt-removing chemicals that are capable of making your garments spot-free. Most of them are made using hydrogen peroxide, which when comes in contact of water removes most visible stains. Here’s how you can remove tea spill using a stain remover.
- Boil half bucket of water.
- Soak your garment in it and add 2 tablespoons of stain remover in it.
- Let it for 5-10 minutes and then wash normally.
This home remedy is just to be used on hard surfaces and not your garments. Just like the toothpaste removes deposited food particles around your gum and enamel, same ways, its gentle abrasives can remove stubborn stains from hard surfaces like carpets.
- Take an old toothbrush, place a bit of plain white toothpaste on it.
- Rub the same on the rug, until the entire surface is coated.
- Let it sit for 5-8 minutes, then rinse and dry using a blow dryer (different ways to use a blow dryer).
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