Yes, it happens to the best of us. Stains in your favorite pair of underwear. I can admit that it happens to me more than I like to admit. But, I have looked up and have tested different ways to get those nasty stains out of my underwear. Some work best for all, some work for certain types of underwear. Here I am gonna name my top 3 ways that have worked for me to get the tough stains out.
Before I do any of these I ALWAYS rinse my underwear out to make sure that the stain removers will work to the best of their ability.
Now don’t be alarmed if you go to the laundry aisle and can’t find this. The most common is OxiClean, Shout and Resolve spray. What I usually do is spray this inside my underwear and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Or to get a good soak use the OxiClean powder and let it soak for 1 hour in hot water and then toss in the wash. This will not work if you do not let the stain remover soak in and do its job.
Make Your Own Stain Remover
If you are a do it yourself I have a great way to make a paste or a good soak to use. You can either use aspirin or baking soda and some water. Make sure you make it a paste-like instead of water or it will not work correctly. Let it set for 4 hours or overnight for tough stains. Also, you can do hydrogen peroxide and water for a good soak. Just use 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 3/4 cup of cold water (for bigger soaks just keep doubling until you cover everything) and let it soak for a few hours before washing. Hydrogen peroxide will discolor dark colors so I would test a small area before soaking.
When Lifes Hands You Lemons…
Now the phase usually goes, When life hands you lemons make lemonade. But, in this case it will help take out stains in your underwear. Just take a fresh lemon and squeeze the juice onto the stain and let it set before tossing into the wash. This may discolor dark clothes so make sure you test this on dark colors before applying to the whole stain.
I use these on my period stains or any underwear stains that may happen. So next time you are doing laundry and notice a stain, try these out or go online and find one that works for you!