August 31, 2023 | 0 min read
With the proliferation of cheap fashion, oftentimes, stained styles end up destined for the trash.
We want to remind you that there are many powerful ways to get stains out, so you can keep those items in rotation longer, save money, and reduce your family’s overall waste.
“This method gets almost any stain out. It is truly magical to see things come back to life.”
Our cofounder Shayna and our designer Sheila are both expert stain removers. We’re excited to share some of their favorite tips and tricks to get the tough stains out –
Shayna’s Top Stain Removal Technique (For Almost Anything) – In a bathtub, add one scoop of your everyday laundry soap, 1/4 cup of borax, and 1/4 cup of washing soda. Make the water as hot as possible and add two kettles of boiling water. The water needs to cover the clothing. Then, use a wooden spoon and mix the water and soap until they are dissolved. Add all of your stained or dingy clothing, bedding, towels, pillows, stuffed animals, or anything fabric. Remember to do this with like colors, as it will make colors run. Let the items soak for at least an hour (4 hours is best). Then, drain and put the items in the washer and run as a load; you don’t need to add soap, because they have been soaking in it already. If the items are really dirty, repeat the bathtub process an additional time before putting them in the washer. As Shayna says, “This method gets almost any stain out. It is truly magical to see things come back to life.”
For Oil Stains – The key to treat oil stains is baby powder. Sprinkle it on the dry garment and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Then, shake the powder off and wash. Another option is to put a little Dawn Dish Soap on the oil spot, scrub it and let it sit for 20-30 minutes, and then wash.
when you hold onto items longer, you can build deeper relationships with them
While all of the above options mean putting in a little extra work in the cleaning process, it also comes with extra perks – when you hold onto items longer, you can build deeper relationships with them; and by keeping them in rotation, you save money and reduce your overall waste. And remember – the most sustainable thing we can all do is use what we already have.