Eight stubborn stains you can remove with simple household items

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Stains, unfortunately, are a simple fact of life.

No matter how carefully you take care of that white blouse or new tablecloth, someday, when you least expect it, you will spill something all over it. And when that day comes, you'll be relieved that you read this article!

Here at LittleThings, we spend our days trawling through the far corners of the world wide web to bring back and test life hacks to make everything just a little bit easier.

Just as we once brought you the only trick you'll ever need for getting rid of red wine stains, we've now collected a whole array of handy solutions for the most stubborn everyday stains.

From coffee that won't come out in the wash to those pesky deodorant stains we all struggle with in the summertime, there's probably a solution in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet right now, just waiting to be put to good use!

Which of these have you used before? Let us know in the comments below!

What's The Simple Solution For Your Stain?

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Even if you're careful as can be, it's so easy to pick up stains throughout the day. Check out the chart above to learn the easiest possible solution to your stain woes!

Lemons For Sweat

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We all know that light-colored shirts come with a shelf life. Eventually, enough wears will leave most light shirts with grayish-yellow stains in the pits, and it's time to part ways. Until now!

Did you know that lemons contain a natural bleaching agent?

Try applying fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your sweat stains and allowing to sit for an hour or two before washing. It may give fresh life to a top you had given up on.

Baby Wipes For Lipstick

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Most of us are trained to dread getting lipstick on our teeth, but what about on our clothes — or those of our significant other?

Nobody wants to send their husband to work with lipstick on his collar, but you can clean that shirt up without sending it back to the dry cleaner.

Grab a gentle baby wipe, it will grab the oil and pigment of the lipstick and should pull that mark right up!

Denim For Deodorant

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Even worse than sweat stains are the inevitable deodorant stains. If you ever held your arms up like a chicken to avoid ruining a sleeveless dress, this is the trick for you.

Next time you get the dreaded white half-moon under your arm, grab a pair of jeans and rub the smudge right off!

If the stained fabric is delicate, you can also pull the same move with a pair of nylons.

White Chalk For Oil

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Oil spillage is the worst, because once it sets, it's pretty much permanent.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to get rid of it quickly if you catch the stain before the fabric has been through the wash.

Take ordinary white chalk sticks, and crush a little bit. Apply the powder to the oil, and watch it absorb. After all, plain chalk is the same stuff professional gymnasts use to prevent sweaty palms!

Shaving Cream For Makeup

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Most of us reach for the shaving cream when we're trying to banish unwanted hair, but it also has a brilliant off-label use!

Apply a little shaving foam next time you get a streak of foundation or concealer on your towel, and watch the foam cut through the worst of the stain.

It's essentially like pre-treating the item before doing the laundry; it should come out of the wash good as new.

Baking Soda For Coffee

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There's nothing like the sinking feeling when you realized that you just slopped coffee down the front of your favorite skirt.

If you can, remove the skirt immediately, dampen the stained areas and rub a pinch of baking soda into each stain. Allow to set, then rinse.

This method also works well on stained ceramic or wooden surfaces.

Soda Water For Grease

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Grease from cheese or meat can be tricky to remove.

You can try the chalk method used for oil to sop up any liquid, but the best way to lift the stain is by soaking the area with the mark in soda water, until the carbonation scrubs the ring of grease away.

White Vinegar For Grass

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Parents, in particular, will be well aware of the challenges involved with removing grass stains. Anytime kids play outdoors, grass stains are pretty much inevitable, and notoriously stubborn to get rid of.

Keep plain white vinegar in your laundry arsenal at all times to make light work of the tricky green smudges.

The acidic quality works as a great pre-treatment, and they'll lift off like a dream in the wash!

If you plan to put these simple everyday solutions to work immediately, make sure to SHARE for everyone who could use a few of these tips!

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