I hate stains. Seriously, who doesn’t? There are so many methods to eliminate them…supposedly. Or you can simply toss the items, throw a sheet or rug over it, or sadly they stay an eye sore. 

Here are my personal favorite ways to remove stains from various surfaces! I’m going to preface this with the fact I have a lot of white or light-colored items that, of course, get stained almost weekly.

1. Folex

Starting strong with Folex. I purchased this off of Amazon and it has lasted me six months or so! I have yet to find a foe that Folex can’t best. I’ve never tried it on clothes as it is marketed as a carpet cleaner, but I have tried it on couches, and my duvet cover on my bed. And of course, rugs and carpets! It doesn’t need to sit long, and I usually am able to rub out the stain shortly after spraying with a paper towel or rag. And yes, I have pets y’all. This stuff is amazing!

2. Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Treater

Next is a more recent find. I was influenced by an Instagram influencer…I’m easily swayed when it comes to purchasing good products that work haha! It’s the Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Treater. A mouthful of a name but let me tell you, it WORKS! This water-based solution is geared towards kid messes, so spit up, food and drink and grassy stains. I also really like that it is a cleaner option for those extra particular about what is in their home, as the product states that it’s free from peroxide, chlorine, phosphates, sulfates, allergens, perfumes, dyes and animal by-products.

Here are some before and afters of my son’s changing table pad cover. If you look closely, you can see some poop and diaper cream stains. All I did was spray it on the cover, and throw it in the wash! Stains were nowhere to be found afterwards! Very happy with this product and pretty inexpensive at seven dollars per four-ounce bottle. I found I didn’t need much to be effective. I also used this on my duvet cover and it worked like a charm.

3. Dawn

Are we even surprised Dawn made the list?? If you have a spaghetti sauce-stained tupperware Scrub it with some Dawn and hot water, and if that doesn’t work let it sit in the sun. The sun can get out stains! Can even work with white laundry. Wash the items first and sit out in the sun for a while. Might not work for everything, but it’s worth a try!

4. Homemade option

If you’re looking for a homemade solution to try, this one uses common household ingredients and works pretty well! Combine baking soda, blue Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. The ratio is going to be 2 parts peroxide to one part baking soda and dish soap. This can be used on carpet and laundry! Just use a little and scrub. We love a good alternative cleaner!

Some other things I’ve tried are Shout stain remover on clothing and of course, bleach for whites! The Shout has been 50/50 for me, but might work well for you!

What tips and tricks do you have for pesky stains?

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