Saturday, April 10, 2010

Make Those Grass Stains Vanish!

Spring has sprung, and we are in the midst of some of the most beautiful weather we will see all year.  I love April and May - this is the perfect time to get outside and have a great time without worrying about freezing weather or a blazing sun.
Warm seasons mean lots of beautiful green grass, which in turn means that you will probably encounter some ground-in grass stains in your clothing. Easter egg hunts, in particular, are notorious for producing almost-impossible grass stains.

The following are some tips for getting those nasty grass stains out of your clothes….

Grass stains on jeans….Along with white athletic shoes, jeans are probably the biggest attractor of those lovely green stains. The trick to removing grass stains from jeans is plain old rubbing alcohol. Just saturate the stain with the alcohol and let the stain sit in the alcohol for about 15 minutes. Wash the jeans as usual, then check to see that the stain is gone before the jeans go into the dryer. If you need to repeat the process, be sure and do that before drying the jeans.

Grass stains on white leather athletic shoes….These are easy – use molasses. Take a little dollop of molasses syrup and massage it into the stains on the shoe. After it sits overnight, wash it off with soap and water and the stain should be gone.

Grass stains on other clothing…Use white toothpaste for stains on clothing other than jeans. The gel-type toothpaste won’t work, so make sure it is white cream toothpaste. Using an old toothbrush, brush the toothpaste into the stain, rinse it out and then launder as usual.

See how easy it is to remove grass stains? Now go out and play in the yard for awhile!

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