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8 Common Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

8 Common Stains and how to get rid of them

8 Common Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

If you are anything like me, stains are probably pretty common in your laundry. I am a very clumsy person and it is really common for me to get some sort of spill or stain on me on a day to day basis. I constantly have a stain treater in my purse and car. I am also a big fan of these stain remover wipes.

Stains are tricky because a lot of times if you don't take care of them quickly, they could be there forever and you have a ruined clothing item. We are sharing about 8 common stains that we all can possibly get on a day to day basis and how to treat them and get rid of them.


Removing these types of stains are fairly easy and if you catch them quick will almost always come out in no time. I recommend simply taking a toothbrush or small scrubber of some sort, dip it in some warm water and detergent/soap of some sort and you will be good to go.


Blood is a bit trickier, but still removable with a little work. It is recommended to soak your blood stained area in some sort of stain-removing solution. After soaking for a bit, you should be able to scrub it out with ease.


Ink is a difficult one. This one is definitely one that you must take care of right away. Similar to treating a blood stain, you will want to soak it in a stain remover for some time to get the initial stain out and then you should be able to scrub it out, but it may be a bit difficult and could possibly not come out.


Wine is a fairly easy stain to remove and you should be able to simply take a toothbrush with warm water and scrub it out easily. If it is not coming out with just water, try adding a bit of detergent or soap and it should come out for sure. This wine stain remover is a great product as well.


Foundation or Lipstick stains can be a terrible mess if you don't wash them as soon as you can. As long as you take care of it right away, these types of stains will come out pretty easily with warm water and soap.


Chocolate will definitely stain your clothes and not come out if it is not taken care of right away. I've learned this one the hard way. Take your chocolate stain and scrub with warm water and soap using a wash rag or toothbrush and you should be okay. I would recommend still running this item through the washing cycle as well.


I have found that mud and dirt are pretty simply to remove from clothing. I have found that just doing a bit of spot treatment for the really deep stains is necessary, but other than you can pretty much get all the mud out with a simple run through the washing machine.


Depending on how long the mold has built up on the clothing determines how difficult or easy it is to remove. In order to remove it is simply recommended to soak your clothes in a mix of warm water and detergent, use a brush to scrub out any stains and you should be good to go.

Stains can ruin a lot of your clothes if you don't care for them properly. I recommend treating all of your stains very quickly and carefully to have the best chance of removing those stains.

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  1. Pam

    I never knew how to easily get out mold stains from clothing. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  2. Dana Rodriguez

    These are great tips! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I had a panic moment last week when Red left a sticker on his shirt and I missed it.. which meant it got DRIED on. Getting it off took some handiwork!

  4. jeanine

    Great to know! My kids uniform shirts are the only ones I can NEVER get stains out of! It drives me NUTS. But now I will be trying these tips! Hopefully something works!

  5. Between a husband, three kids and a dog, I sometimes feel stains will be the death of me. I definitely appreciate this helpful post!

  6. This is such a helpful post! I’m always finding stains when I do the laundry.

  7. I have a son that has to wear uniforms to school and when he wears khaki shorts/pants he always has either ink pen or pencil marks on them. Drives me crazy. I’ve found using rubbing alcohol on them brings them right off. Thanks for the tips!

  8. Stains are annoying but when you have kids, you’re going to get used to seeing it on clothes… on a regular basis. I think this is pretty helpful! It’s good to learn hacks like this!

  9. I am crazy whenever the kids or I get stains on their shirts. I’ll spend hours trying to get them out. You should also add pasta sauce to this list! 

  10. Nicole Escat

    I hate chocolate stains. Good thing I have a liquid detergent that helps me get rid off of them.

  11. This is good information to know. My favorite shirt got a wine stain on it and I am devastated! I’m going to try your tips and see if it can be salvaged.

  12. This is so helpful! We’re a bit messy around here- it’s good to know how to get out all those stains!

  13. Meagan

    These are some great pointers! I will have to keep this post around.

  14. Oh, I SO needed this list! I’m terrible when it comes to spilling things on myself and I’m not knowledgeable enough to remember how to get out each stain. Why can’t they all be taken out with the same things?! Thank you so much for putting this together!

  15. Kristi

    A great post. I have been teaching out kids how to do laundry so I am going to pin this for future reference.

  16. Nikki Wayne

    I hate mold stains especially that the rainy season has started. I hate the smell and the stains.

  17. katrina gehman

    great tips. blood is an issue for us since i have medical issues and my port bleeds sometimes.

  18. How about that, a post worthy of bookmarking! My friends have been bringing me to all sorts of DIY art activities and crafts, this will surely be handy especially for ink problems.

  19. Mellissa Williams

    I had no idea about some of these hacks. I am definitely going to be keeping this in my laundry room.

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