Stain Removal Blog: A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

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This blog, and the site as a whole, is your one stop guide to just about anything you'd like to know about house cleaning tips, laundry tips, stain removal from various surfaces, and other household remedies and hints.

On the site you'll find lots of articles, tips, product reviews and more, all designed to help you figure out the simplest and most effective ways to deal with all of your cleaning tasks, both common and unusual, so you can have time for all the other parts of your life!

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The Latest Articles On Stain Removal 101

Homemade Brass Cleaner & Polish Recipes

Brass Cleaner
Several homemade brass cleaner and polish recipes to keep both your lacquered brass, and unlacquered brass clean and shiny.

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Homemade Aluminum Cleaner Recipes

Aluminum Cleaner
Here are recipes for homemade aluminum cleaner to get your pots and pans, and also other items made of this metal in your home clean.

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Homemade Laundry Starch Recipe

Homemade Laundry Starch
A simple recipe for homemade laundry starch, so you can iron your clothes without having to purchase starch ever again.

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Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

Homemade Fabric Softener
Here are two recipes for homemade fabric softener using natural ingredients that can also save you money. One is for your washing machine, and the other for use in the dryer.

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
Here are 4 homemade laundry detergent recipes you can use to make your own laundry detergent. It includes recipes for powdered, liquid and even gel varieties.

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Homemade Grout Cleaners Recipes

Grout Cleaners
Here are two homemade grout cleaner recipes that you can use to keep your grout sparkling, including a gentler recipe, and one for stubborn stains.

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipes

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
Two homemade dishwasher detergent recipes which contain natural ingredients, including a heavier duty recipe, and one for harder water.

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Homemade Dish Soap Recipes

Homemade Dish Soap
See recipes for homemade dish soap for those brave enough to create their own soap on the stove, and a simpler one for those that just want a natural alternative that smells good.

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Homemade Window Cleaner Recipes

Homemade Window Cleaner
Two homemade window cleaner recipes that you can use to get your windows, glass and mirrors sparkling clean for less.

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Use Borax To Clean Carpet And Remove Carpet Stains

Homemade Upholstery Cleaner Recipes
Borax is generally thought of as a laundry booster, but you can also use borax to clean carpet. Find out how here with step by step instructions and a recipe.

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Homemade Upholstery Cleaner Recipes

Homemade Upholstery Cleaner Recipes
Here are several homemade upholstery cleaner receipes, so you can make your own upholstery cleaner and upholstery shampoo.

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Homemade Furniture Polish Recipes

Homemade Furniture Polish Recipes
Natural homemade furniture polish recipes that you can use on your wood furniture to make it look great.

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Homemade Carpet Cleaner And Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes

Homemade Carpet Cleaner
Several recipes for homemade carpet cleaner and homemade carpet shampoo to keep your carpet clean for less, with basic ingredients.

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Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipes

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipes
Here are 6 recipes for homemade all purpose cleaner that you can use throughout your home. These recipes range from mild to degreasing formulas for tough dirt and grease.

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Essential Oil Use Chart For Homemade Cleaners & Laundry Products: With Printable

Essential Oil Use
Learn how common essential oils are used in cleaning and laundry with this essential oil use chart. Also includes a free printable version of the chart.

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Bleach And Ammonia - Don't Mix These Items Together {Safety Warning}

Bleach And Ammonia
Explanation of why you should never mix bleach and ammonia together for cleaning or stain removal, and what happens if you do mix ammonia and bleach together.

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How To Use Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home

How To Use Essential Oils
Here is how to use essential oils for cleaning your home as part of homemade cleaners, including important safety tips.

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Washing Soda: What It Is & How To Use It To Clean Home & Laundry?

Washing Soda
Washing soda is a common ingredient in many homemade cleaning products, and this article explains what it is and how it can be used throughout your home.

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Uses Of Lemon Juice For Cleaning And Stain Removal

Uses Of Lemon Juice
Large roundup of uses of lemon juice around your home for things besides cooking, such as cleaning and stain removal with this natural ingredient.

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What Is Glycerin Used For In Your Home? Find Out Here

Glycerin
Ever wondered what is glycerin used for? I used to also, until I found out its uses for cleaning and stain removal in my home and yours.

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The Ultimate Guide To Chlorine Bleach {Use It Properly, Safely & Effectively}

Chlorine Bleach
The ultimate guide to chlorine bleach, which explains what it does, and how to use it safely and properly in your laundry, for stain removal, cleaning and deodorizing.

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Uses For Salt For Cleaning And Stain Removal

Uses For Salt For Cleaning
Learn lots of uses for salt around your home for things besides just cooking. Salt is a natural way to clean your home and remove certain stains too.

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Uses For Borax Powder For Cleaning, Laundry, Stain Removal And More

Uses For Borax Powder
List and explanation of uses for borax powder throughout your home, including for cleaning, stain removal, laundry and even more.

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Uses For Baking Soda For Cleaning, Laundry, Odor And Stain Removal

Uses For Baking Soda
The uses for baking soda around your home are almost endless, which is really cool since baking soda is natural, non toxic and cheap. See a list of baking soda uses for cleaning, laundry, odor and stain removal.

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My Favorite Stain Removal & Cleaning Books {Reviews & Recommendations}

 Stain Removal & Cleaning Books
It's nice to have resources when you've got a stain or cleaning emergency. Here are my favorite stain removal and house cleaning books, to make sure you've got the best information on hand.

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How To Clean Anything In Your Home {A Room By Room Guide}

Clean Anything In Your Home
Sometimes you don't know how to clean something in your home, but you want to get it done the right way and be done with it. Here's a series of articles about how to clean anything (well, just about) in your house.

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Bedroom Cleaning Checklist: Help Kids Know Expectations For This Chore

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Have you ever said 'go clean your room' to your kids, and then you're less than impressed with their results? Find out how to use a bedroom cleaning checklist to improve the situation, and get better results (plus free printable).

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Tips For Cleaning Your Laundry Room

Cleaning Your Laundry Room
Here are some tips and hints for cleaning your laundry room as part of your annual spring cleaning, or really any time of the year.

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Cleaning Refrigerator: Tips, Tricks And How To's

Cleaning Refrigerator
The idea of cleaning refrigerator shelves, drawers and all of the inside isn't fun, but its got to get done. Here are instructions to make it easier, and get the job done right.

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Guide To Cleaning Garage Floors

Cleaning Garage Floors
Here are tips and tricks for cleaning garage floors in your home, both for regular maintenance and removing stains caused by automotive drips and spills.

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How To Polish Silver: Tips & Tricks To Make It Easy

Polish Silver
Here are instructions for how to polish silver, to make it easy while still making sure you do it correctly.

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Sweet Potato Stain Removal Guide

Sweet Potato Stain
Sweet potatoes taste great, and they can actually be quite healthy and nutritious as well, but their bright orange coloring also causes them to stain. Here's step by step instructions for how to remove sweet potato stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Pudding Stain Removal Guide: For Multiple Flavors

Pudding Stain
Step by step instructions for pudding stain removal, including removing chocolate pudding stains and other flavors, from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Prune Juice Stain Removal Guide

Prune Stain
Prune juice or stewed prunes may be something you either love, or feel the need to drink or eat, but either way, if you have a spill with these items it can leave a really dark stained mess. Here's step by step instructions for prune juice stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet to help you out.

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Pineapple Juice Stain Removal Guide

Pineapple Stain
Yum, pineapple juice is great, but when you spill your juice or smoothie here are instructions for how to remove the spots and spills from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Perspiration Stain Removal Guide

Perspiration Stain
Wow, it's hot right now. If it's hot where you live too, I bet you can use these instructions right now -- how to remove perspiration stains. I've got tips for both new and old stains, since the longer they sit the harder it is to remove them.

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Pear Stain Removal Guide

Pear Stains
Pears taste great, but they can leave stains behind. Here are step by step instructions for removing pear stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Onion Stain Removal Guide

Onion Stains
Onions add a lot of flavor to almost any dish, but some varieties can cause stains. Here's how to remove onion stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet, for all varieties of onion, including white, yellow, red and green.

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Olive Oil Stain Removal Guide

Olive Oil Stains
Step by step instructions for olive oil stain removal, from fabric, clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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How To Remove Milk Stains

Milk Stains
Whether you drip some mayonnaise on your clothes when making a sandwich, or when eating a mayonnaise based salad, here's how to remove mayo stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet, with step by step instructions.

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Mayonnaise Stain Removal Guide

Mayonnaise Stains
Whether you drip some mayonnaise on your clothes when making a sandwich, or when eating a mayonnaise based salad, here's how to remove mayo stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet, with step by step instructions.

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Mashed Potato Stain Removal Guide

Mashed Potato Stains
Here's step by step instructions for removing mashed potato stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet, in case you ever find yourself in the midst of a food fight in the cafeteria or at your kitchen table.

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Margarine Stain Removal Guide

Margarine Stains
Step by step instructions for margarine stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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How To Remove Lime Stains

Lime Stains
Lime juice is such a great addition to so many recipes and drinks, but when you splatter or spill it, it can leave stains, especially if it sits for a while. Here are step by step instructions for how to remove lime stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Lemon Stain Removal Guide

Lemon Stains
We normally think of lemons as something that can help us clean and remove stains, and that is definitely true. However, there are times when lemon juice, because of its acidic nature, is what causes the stain in the first place. When this happens here are step by step instructions for lemon juice stain removal you can use for clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Kiwi Stain Removal Guide

Kiwi Stains
Kiwis are a yummy fruit, but they can cause stains, just like any other fruit or juice. Here are step by step instructions for removing kiwi juice stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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Jelly Stain Removal Guide

Jelly Stains
Jelly on toast, or on a PB&J sandwich is pretty near simple food perfection, but jelly can also be messy and sticky. Here are step by step instructions for jelly stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet when you've spilled a bit and need to clean it up.

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Honey Stain Removal Guide

Honey Stains
Honey is a wonderful sweetener, but it is also sticky and messy, especially when you accidentally drip or spill it. Here are tips and step by step instructions for how to remove honey stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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How To Remove Gravy Stains

Gravy Stains
Yum, gravy tastes great on so many things, but it is a messy "combination" stain which can be tough to remove, especially on things like your linen tablecloth. Here's tips and instructions for gravy stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

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