Having stained bedding is not something that anybody would like to deal with. Even that tiny little smudge of mascara on your pillow can make your freshly cleaned up bed look messy and dirty and you might not enjoy getting into them for the night. If you have guests over, it is just going to make it worse. Stains are in general, stubborn and difficult to get completely rid of but, there are ways in which you can ensure that you have stain free bedding. Here are some of the ways in which you can do this.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
You don’t have to worry about staining to begin with if you had access to bedding that would resist stains naturally right. Look for stain resistant pillow and bedding options as much as possible. They will make sure that your bed looks fresh and inviting always and will not have you stressing over how you can remove stains. Just makes life easier right?
Get Into Action As Soon As You Spot a Stain
The longer that you wait the more a stain will set. As soon as you see a stain start washing it with cold water. It is very important that you do not use hot water because that will only make the stain set more into the fabric. You just have to make sure that both sides of the fabric are wet. However with more stubborn stains, you might need something stronger than this. One thing that you could use effectively will be baking soda. Mix one part baking soda with two parts of water and form a thick paste. After wetting both sides of the clothing item with cold water apply the thick paste on the stain and let it dry completely.
Then once the residue is dry brush it off the fabric and hand wash the item or use the washing machine before hanging it to try. Make sure that you do not tumble dry the clothing because even if there is just a little bit of baking soda it will bake in the heat and that stain will be much harder to remove.
Dry Stains Are Harder To Remove
Sometimes you just have spotted a stain after a few hours of it already being there. This makes the stain very hard to remove. In such cases you need to soak the clothing in cold water for about six to eight hours. This will give just enough wetness to the stain so that removing it can be easy.
White Vinegar Is Good On Stains
White vinegar can work on slight to moderate stains on clothing. You will need to soak the clothing item for about half an hour in white vinegar and then check to see if the stain has been removed. Next you can either hand wash the item or put it through a cold washing cycle and then hang it out to dry. Even if this may require a couple of vinegar washes to reduce the stain it is effective and there is no smell of vinegar once the clothing is completely dry.