Yesterday, I was making breakfast and I decided I want to make bacon and eggs. I made the eggs and then when I got to the bacon something terrible happened – the grease that was released from the bacon got all over my shirt… and, of course, I immediately started to panic because this was one of my favourite shirts and now there was a lot of greasy dots all over it.
I immediately called my mother in hopes that she would tell me what to do and how to get rid of these stains. Thankfully, she had a solution for my problem and told me exactly what I needed to do. Now, I am going to share what she told me because I am certain a lot of other people are dealing with grease stains on their favourite shirts and they are desperate for finding how to remove them easily!
How To Remove Grease Stains From Your Clothes?
The first thing she told me was to never throw the clothing item in the washing machine before I treat the stain because the heat from the appliance will just make the stain set – which means that it will be impossible to remove later!
And now that we all know what not to do, it’s time to get to the treating part of the removal process!
Grab baking soda and sprinkle it all over the affected area. The powder will pull the oil out of the fabric which is exactly what we need!
My mother told me to leave the baking soda on the affected areas for at least two to three hours but if the stain is really bad then you might even want to leave it for longer so the baking soda has time to absorb the grease!
Then remove the baking soda either by vacuuming it or by brushing it.
Continue with pouring vinegar and water in a spray bottle then spray the affected areas with this cleaner. And then simply mix laundry detergent and water in a bowl, dip a brush in there and gently scrub the affected areas.
Repeat these steps as many times as necessary until there is no sign of the stains! Only then is it okay to wash the clothing item in the washing machine!