With costs up and finances down, it’s a great time to find new ways to take care of things creatively (read: cheaply). With the internet brimming with fun facts and tried and true tips that can save you a few bucks here and there, I’ve put together a short list of money savers you may not know about.
According to Bib and Tucker, you can get rid of stains in fabrics like silk, wool, and nylon. Stains will stick to these fabrics, so in addition to diluting the stain, you need to bleach it so you can’t see it or use an acid to release it.
Try a mixture of:
- 2 C warm water
- 1 T white vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 T dish soap (something neutral like Dawn- do not use the soap for your dishwasher or ammonia- they will form a salt that is really difficult to remove)
Reapply this treatment until the stain is removed then wash as usual. Do not put the item in the dryer unless the spot has been completely removed. (more…)