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!

This page isn't the only way to get updates on the site though. You can subscribe to the free weekly newsletter here, and then you will get an email newsletter from me, with the latest articles, ideas and tips.

The Latest Articles On Stain Removal 101

Salad Dressing Stain Removal Guide For Both Creamy And Vinaigrette Dressings

Salad Dressing Stain Removal Guide For Both Creamy And Vinaigrette Dressings
Salad dressing stain removal becomes necessary when that bottle of dressing you were using goes flying out of your hand and splatters all over the floor, or drips on your clothes.

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How To Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels

How To Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels
If you've got musty and smelly towels here's how to remove the stinky odor so you can enjoy them again.

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Chalk Stain Removal Guide

Chalk Stain Removal Guide
A chalk stain can happen when the kids get too wild with the sidewalk chalk, or when you accidentally rub against a chalk board.

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Butter Stain Removal Guide

Butter Stain Removal Guide
Butter stain removal techniques are essential for any home cook, because as you cook butter can easily splatter on your clothes and cause a stain.

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How To Clean Fireworks Stains On Cement And Driveways

How To Clean Fireworks Stains
I got a question about how to clean fireworks stains on cement and driveways on the site's Facebook wall right after the Fourth of July.

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Antibacterial And Disinfectant Cleaners Reviews

Antibacterial And Disinfectant Cleaners Reviews
Here is a round up of antibacterial and disinfectant cleaners reviews for your home to find out which products work best and which should stay on the store shelf.

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How To Clean Kiddie Pool {And Proper Paddling Pool Care}

How To Clean Kiddie Pool
Here are easy to follow instructions for how to clean your kiddie pool (and pool toys), plus tips for proper paddling pool care to keep this a fun and clean activity for the kids.

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Goo Gone Uses For Cleaning And Stain Removal

Goo Gone Uses For Cleaning And Stain Removal
Here is a round up of tips and uses for Goo Gone within your home, for both cleaning and stain removal. Find out all the ways you can use this product here, for the really tough to remove messes.

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White Bar Soap To Pretreat Laundry Stains

White Bar Soap To Pretreat Laundry Stains
Bar soap is such a common item in your home. Did you know it had uses for cleaning, laundry stain removal, as well as its normal function? Find out all it can do.

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How To Remove Charcoal Stains

How To Remove Charcoal Stains
Charcoal stains can be common when you are at the family barbecue. If you get a stain on your clothing from the charcoal, and then transfer it to your upholstery or carpeting, these types of stains can be difficult to remove because they are so dark.

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Enzyme Laundry Detergent & Stain Removers Facts & Instructions For Use

Enzyme Laundry Detergent & Stain Removers Facts
Here's information on how enzyme laundry detergent and stain removers work to remove stains and get clothes clean, as well as how to use them properly and effectively.

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Ultimate Guide To Using Dry Cleaning Solvent Uses For Stain Removal

How To Remove Beet Juice Stains
I often recommend using dry cleaning solvent to remove certain stains from upholstery and carpet, especially. But what is it, and where can you find it, and is it environmentally safe?

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How To Remove Beet Juice Stains

How To Remove Beet Juice Stains
Beet juice stains on clothing, upholstery and carpet can be very difficult to remove, because of their bright red color.

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How To Remove Vegetable & Fruit Juice Stains

How To Remove Vegetable & Fruit Juice Stains
Fruit juice stains and stains from vegetable juice happen, especially if you have small children.

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Printable Essential Oil Use Chart For Homemade Cleaners & Laundry Products

Printable Essential Oil Use Chart For Homemade Cleaners & Laundry Products
Learn how common essential oils are used in homemade cleaners and laundry products with this essential oil use chart. At the bottom of the page is also a free printable version of the chart!

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Top 10 Tips For Removing Stains Plus Glossary Of Terms And Techniques

Top 10 Tips For Removing Stains
Removing stains does not need to be complicated, but it is always best to understand the basics. Therefore, here are the top ten tips for successfully getting rid of spots and spills from a variety of surfaces.

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Hairspray Uses For Stain Removal & Cleaning

Hairspray Uses For Stain Removal & Cleaning
Below is a round up of tips and hints for hairspray uses around your home for unusual purposes, focusing on stain removal and cleaning, plus an explanation of why hairspray works for these uses, and the pros and cons of using it in this way.

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Essential Oils Recipes For Homemade Laundry Supplies

Essential Oils Recipes For Homemade Laundry Supplies
Below see essential oils recipes for homemade laundry supplies, with suggestions of blends of oils for both a clean fresh scent and aromatherapy at the same time.

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Toothbrush Uses For Cleaning, Laundry & Stain Removal

Toothbrush Uses For Cleaning
Everyone's got a toothbrush around somewhere, and here's a list of toothbrush uses you can employ them for around your home, for all types of cleaning tasks.

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Nail Polish Stain Removal Guide

Nail Polish Stain Removal Guide
Nail polish stain removal is something we don't want to have to think about when getting ourselves all prettied up, but unfortunately accidents happen and that nail polish can spill everywhere.

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Essential Oil Recipes For Homemade Cleaning Products

Essential Oil Recipes For Homemade Cleaning
Below I've listed 15 different essential oil recipes or blends that can be used in homemade cleaning products for both their cleaning power, and also for their aromatherapy scents.

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Gain Detergent Gave Me An Allergic Reaction

Gain Detergent Gave Me An Allergic Reaction
Below are stories and experiences from readers who've experienced a Gain laundry detergent allergy or reaction.

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Tips For Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom

Tips For Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom
Here are tips for speed cleaning your bathroom, so that it looks great for you, your family, and guests, without taking up too much of your time and energy.

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Frugal Laundry Tips For Busy Moms

Frugal Laundry Tips For Busy Moms
Every Mom I know is on the look out for some frugal laundry tips, to make the laundering process for all our family's clothes less expensive.

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Tips For Cleaning The Bathroom

Tips For Cleaning The Bathroom
Cleaning the bathroom doesn't have to take all day with these tips and hints. Find out the best ways to clean all the areas of this often used room here.

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Problems With Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Detergent: Not Dissolving & Clogging Dishwasher

Problems With Cascade Action Pacs
I've gotten several reports from readers about Cascade Action Pacs dishwasher detergent problems that range from annoying to rather distressing.

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How To Clean Bathroom Sink & Counters: Daily Routine & Periodic Deeper Cleaning Tasks

How To Clean Bathroom Sink & Counters
Here is how to clean bathroom sink and counter areas, including what to do on a daily basis as well as additional steps to periodically take for deeper cleaning.

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Tips For Cleaning Bath Toys {Including Dealing With Mold & Mildew}

Tips For Cleaning Bath Toys
Here are tips for cleaning bath toys, including how to deal with mold and mildew on the toys, how to keep the mold from forming in the future, and which types of bath toys are easiest to clean.

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Essential Oil Uses For Homemade Cleaners And Laundry Supplies

Essential Oil Uses For Homemade Cleaners
Here is a round up of essential oil uses for cleaning, laundry and stain removal in your home, and how to incorporate these oils into homemade cleaners for scent and also their cleaning properties.

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Homemade Dishwasher Stain Remover

Homemade Dishwasher Stain Remover
Below I've got several variations of this simple homemade dishwasher stain remover you can use to get nasty hard water stains and soap build up out of your dishwasher.

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Removing Berry Stains

Removing Berry Stains
Here are lots of tips and tricks for removing berry stains from clothes, including home remedies.

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Biz Stain Remover Review

Biz Stain Remover Review
Read reviews and uses for BIZ stain remover, for removing all kinds of stains from clothes.

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Dishwasher Detergents Reviews

Dishwasher Detergents Reviews
Here is a round up of reviews of over 15 different brands and varieties of dishwasher detergents, including powder, liquid and pacs, to help you find out which products work best, and which should stay on the store shelf.

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Bird Dropping Stain Removal Guide What To Do After You Say Yuck!

Bird Dropping Stain Removal Guide
Bird dropping stain removal is not something anyone wants to have to think about. Trust me, I considered whether to actually write this page or not, because I really don't like to talk about it either -- but it happens, to almost everyone at one time or another.

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Avocado Stain Removal Guide & Removing Avocado Oil Stains

Avocado Stain Removal Guide
Avocado stain removal and how to go about removing avocado oil from fabric can be must-have knowledge if you or someone you love has had a guacamole accident.

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Bar Keepers Friend Powder Reviews

Bar Keepers Friend Powder Review
Bar Keepers Friend is one of the best kept secret cleaning products around as far as I'm concerned, and no, no one is paying me to say that. I just like this stuff.

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6 Strategies To Motivate Yourself To Empty The Dishwasher

6 Strategies To Motivate Yourself To Empty The Dishwasher
Here are 6 strategies to motivate yourself to empty the dishwasher, even when the idea of unloading it sounds completely unfun.

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Carpet Stain Remover Reviews

Carpet Stain Remover Reviews
Here is a round up of over 35 carpet stain remover reviews to find out what products work best to remove carpet stains caused by a wide variety of spills and messes.

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How To Remove Egg Stains

How To Remove Egg Stains
Removing egg stains from fabric, upholstery, carpet, floor or even your car can be quite useful when you or your loved one has a mishap with a sunny side up egg.

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Removing Dirt Stains From Clothes

Removing Dirt Stains From Clothes
Tips and tricks for removing dirt stains from clothes, including product recommendations and home remedies.

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Blackberry Stain Removal Guide

Blackberry Stain Removal Guide
Blackberry stain removal tips and techniques come in handy during those summer months when all the berries get ripe, juicy, and cause stains its seems the moment they touch anything.

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Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Carpet Stain Removal Tips
Do you have some carpet stain removal tips to share for getting stains out of your carpet? Or do you need removing a stain of your own? Either way you are in the right place.

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Ultimate Guide To Fabric Softener Plus Reviews Of Brands

Ultimate Guide To Fabric Softener
Here's the ultimate guide to fabric softener, including how to use it in your washing machine properly, how it effects clothes, what types of clothes you should never use it on, plus a round up of reviews of the most common brands, scents and varieties.

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How To Remove Gasoline Stains

How To Remove Gasoline Stains
Gasoline stains can occur when either drips or spills of gas occur onto your clothes, upholstery or carpet.

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How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board

Remove Permanent Marker From White Board
Here is a video showing how to remove permanent marker from a white board.

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Eye Liner Stain Removal Guide

Eye Liner Stain Removal Guide
An eye liner stain can occur when you pull your shirt over your head, smearing eye liner everywhere, fall asleep on the couch and wake up to eye liner on the upholstery, dropping your eye liner onto the carpet, or a million other ways.

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Downy Fabric Softener Ball Review

Downy Fabric Softener Ball Review
Below are a collection of reviews of the Downy fabric softener ball, as shared by readers.

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Tips For Removing Permanent Marker Stains

Tips For Removing Permanent Marker Stains
Here is a round up of tips for how to remove permanent marker stains from clothing, walls, carpet, upholstery and other places in your home, for these difficult to remove marks and scribbles.

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Dirt Stain Removal Guide

Dirt Stain Removal Guide
A dirt stain can happen anywhere, anytime, but especially if you or anyone else in your family likes to do activities outside.

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