So­lu­tions for stains

Cecil Whig - - OURCECIL - MARY HUNT

Dear Mary: My hus­band wears white un­der­shirts, and no mat­ter what brand or fabric con­tent, they get gray blotches in the wash.

I wash my white T-shirts in the same load as his un­der­shirts, and mine come out fine.

Dear Mona:

and lo­ca­tion of the stains in your photo lead me to be­lieve this is not a de­ter­gent prob­lem. The cul­prit here is most likely per­spi­ra­tion.

If you’ve been wash­ing th­ese shirts in chlo­rine bleach in an at­tempt to re­move the kind of stains I see in the photo, you’re only mak­ing mat­ters worse. You have sev­eral op­tions for how to re­move th­ese stains and avoid new ones in the fu­ture.

LEMON JUICE

Be­fore wash­ing, com­bine equal parts lemon juice and wa­ter, and scrub un­til the stain is gone.

WHITE VINE­GAR

Add 2 ta­ble­spoons of white vine­gar to 1 cup of wa­ter, and ap­ply to the stain. Let it sit for 30 min­utes be­fore wash­ing.

SALT

Add 1 ta­ble­spoon of ta­ble salt to 1 cup of wa­ter. Sponge the so­lu­tion into the stain un­til it’s com­pletely gone. Laun­der as usual.

BAK­ING SODA

The pat­tern

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