Grass Stains: Dampen the fabric, then rub cream of tartar into the grass stain.
Mix equal parts vegetable glycerin and liquid dishwashing soap. Rub the mixture into the stain, then rinse and wash as usual.
Blood Stains: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide, then rub some liquid dishwashing soap
into the blood stain and soak the item in cold water overnight. The next day, wash as usual.
Chocolate Stains: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide to remove as much of the chocolate stain as possible.
Make a paste of borax mixed with a little water. Rub the paste into the stain, then wash as usual.
Coffee & Tea Stains: Rub
the stain with club soda.
If that doesn't completely remove it, dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax in 1
cup of hot water, then sponge the stain with the mixture.
Rinse with clean water and wash as usual.
Red Wine Stains: Use a towel
to blot up as much of the red wine as possible.
Apply a thick layer of salt and leave it there until the salt has
absorbed the wine. Rinse. Or try soaking the wine stain in club soda.
Berry Stains: Stretch the item over a large bowl and sprinkle it with cream of
Pour boiling water on the stain. Repeat until you've removed as much of
the stain as possible. Rub in a bit of vegetable glycerin and wash as
Grease Stains: Gently rub corn starch into the grease stain. Let sit for 15 minutes, then brush off.
Rub in a little liquid dishwashing soap, then wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle.
Ink Stains: Rub a little vegetable glycerin into the ink stain, then apply a paste of cream of tartar
and lemon juice. Leave the paste on the stain for about 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Repeat if necessary.
Collar Stains: Make a paste of liquid dishwashing soap and baking soda,
rub it into the collar, then let it sit for an hour. Wash as usual.
Perspiration Stains: Combine 1 tablespoon each salt and baking soda with
enough water to make a paste. Rub it into the perspiration stain and let it sit for an hour before washing.