Some of us may know more about others about cleaning and some may even enjoy it but those some are not everyone and what knowledge we have even the smallest detail can be useful to someone but what is better is that the fact that there are more natural ways to achieve the type of cleanliness we want and in an easier and convenient way.
One cleaning chore is that of cleaning the sheets, all houses have sheets and the most common example is bed sheets. There are numerous ways on how to clean our sheets or how to remove stains whatsoever but do we know that what we may actually have in our pantry can be used and could be the best way to clean the sheets. Below are a list of examples on what to use and how to use items we often overlook and what we wouldn’t expect to use when we think about cleaning the sheets.
- If you want an alternative in using fabric softener then you can replace it with a splash of vinegar.
- Baking soda also softens and cleans the sheets. Add ½ cup baking soda to your laundry.
For those stubborn stains, below are some mixtures you may use depending on the type of stain
- For the most common stains, it is recommended to wash a stain as soon as it happens (if possible). After washing out the stain, soak it in salt water. The salt acts as an agent that breaks down the stain and helps keep the fabric from drying out. You should always make sure to clean out the stain before drying the fabric.
- For protein stains or bodily fluids both from humans or animals, example of which are blood, eggs or juices from meats, the first thing to do is to rinse it with cold water, if the stain is still visible then you soak it in cold salt water. After soaking use a mild soap and try to wash off the stain and rinse with cold water.
- For stains from tomatoes, berries and the like you may use vinegar. By soaking the sheets in water and vinegar the stains will easily be removed.
- For oil stains, you will need to wash it with hot water with dish soap. If the stain wouldn’t budge, place the sheets in a large enough container and pour boiling water over it and add a splash or vinegar and a little bit of baking soda. Let it soak for a while until the stain is workable and can be removed easily.
- Ink stains. Soak it with rubbing alcohol and launder as usual.
- For gums. Place it in the freezer and scrape off the frozen gum.
- Make your own natural stain remover. Recipe below:
LEMON STAIN REMOVER RECIPE #1
- 1 cup vinegar
- 10 drop Lemon Essential Oil
Directions: Combine vinegar and essential oil in a small glass spray bottle. Spray remover onto stain, allow to soak, and then wash as usual.
Cleaning or washing the sheets shouldn’t be stressful to anyone. Go ahead, try out the tips above and see the difference.