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

Welcome to the Stain Removal Blog. You can always come to this page to find the latest articles, tips, guides, reviews and other information provided by me, Taylor, here on Stain Removal 101.

Always stay up to date with latest articles from Stain Removal 101 here, all about cleaning, laundry, stains and household hints, at the Stain Removal Blog!use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest



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

How To Remove Blueberry Stains

How To Remove Blueberry Stains
Knowing how to remove blueberry stains can become very important when there is the almost inevitable mishap with that slice of blueberry pie on a clean white shirt, or, even worse, on the carpet.

Continue reading "How To Remove Blueberry Stains"

Chewing Gum Stain Removal Guide How To Remove Chewing Gum From Surfaces

Chewing Gum Stain Removal Guide
Here are step by step instructions for chewing gum stain removal and how to remove gum from fabric, upholstery, carpet, hair, shoes and even in your dryer, for when you or your child's bubble gum bubble pops and covers everything.

Continue reading "Chewing Gum Stain Removal Guide How To Remove Chewing Gum From Surfaces"

How To Clean The Door To Your Home

How To Clean The Door To Your Home
Here are instructions for how to clean the door you use to enter into your home, including wood and aluminum doors, door glass, and the area around your exterior door, to make the space inviting for guests and your home's occupants.

Continue reading "How To Clean The Door To Your Home"

Homemade Car Wash Soap Recipe

Homemade Car Wash Soap Recipe
Here are a couple of homemade car wash soap recipes you can use to keep your auto clean for less.

Continue reading "Homemade Car Wash Soap Recipe"

How To Remove Grease Stains & Motor Oil: Home Remedies

How To Remove Grease Stains
Below I've compiled home remedies for how to remove grease stains, from mechanical or electrical items in and around your home, as well as motor oil.

Continue reading "How To Remove Grease Stains & Motor Oil: Home Remedies"

Pineapple Juice Stain Removal Guide

Pineapple Juice Stain Removal Guide
A pineapple juice stain can happen whenever you are enjoying that wonderful glass of juice, and have an accidental spill.

Continue reading "Pineapple Juice Stain Removal Guide"

Tips For Washing Swimsuits & Other Swimwear

Washing Swimsuits
Swimsuits cost a lot of money, and get a lot of use during the summer. Here are tips for washing swimsuits to keep them looking their best all season long. There's also tips for how to avoid smelly swimsuits and how to remove those orangish sunscreen stains that happen.

Continue reading "Tips For Washing Swimsuits & Other Swimwear"

Crayon Stain Removal Guide How To Remove Crayon From Various Surfaces

Crayon Stain Removal Guide
Below you will learn tips and techniques for crayon stain removal from all types of areas of your home, including your clothes, upholstery, carpet, walls, dryer, wood, and more, with step by step instructions.

Continue reading "Crayon Stain Removal Guide How To Remove Crayon From Various Surfaces"

10 Monthly Cleaning & Laundering Tasks {Make Sure These Are In Your Routine}

10 Monthly Cleaning & Laundering Tasks
Here are 10 monthly cleaning and laundering tasks that should be done around your home. Are they all part of your current routine?

Continue reading "10 Monthly Cleaning & Laundering Tasks {Make Sure These Are In Your Routine}"

How To Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup

How To Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup
Below are the instructions for how to descale an electric tea kettle which has gotten a bunch of hard water build up on it.

Continue reading "How To Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup"

How To Clean Upholstery Tips And Instructions

How To Clean Upholstery
Learning how to clean upholstery can be important in any home that you want to stay looking clean, beautiful and well cared for.

Continue reading "How To Clean Upholstery Tips And Instructions"

How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar

How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar
How to clean a shower head with vinegar, to remove hard water deposits that are blocking the holes and causing it to not spray as well.

Continue reading "How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar"

Crayon Removal From Wood Floors And Furniture

Crayon Removal From Wood Floors And Furniture
Here are tips for crayon removal from wood floors and furniture, if your child starts coloring on these surfaces, instead of paper.

Continue reading "Crayon Removal From Wood Floors And Furniture"

Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipes

Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipes
Here are 4 recipes for homemade drain cleaner using (mostly) natural ingredients, for both clogs and odors, so you don't have to use caustic commercial drain cleaners.

Continue reading "Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipes"

Pet Stain Removal Guide

Pet Stain Removal Guide
Here are step by step instructions for pet stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet.

Continue reading "Pet Stain Removal Guide"

Vinegar Stain Removal Guide

Vinegar Stain Removal Guide
Can you even have a vinegar stain? Normally we think of vinegar as a stain remover, not something that can stain our fabric, upholstery and carpet, but that is not exactly the case.

Continue reading "Vinegar Stain Removal Guide"

How To Remove Grape Juice Stains

How To Remove Grape Juice Stains
Learn how to remove grape juice stains from fabric, upholstery and carpet with these step by step instructions.

Continue reading "How To Remove Grape Juice Stains"

How To Use Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home

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

Continue reading "How To Use Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home"

How To Sort Laundry

How To Sort Laundry
Here are tips for how to sort laundry so that your clothes get washed in the optimum way, but without too much effort involved.

Continue reading "How To Sort Laundry"

How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing

How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing
Here is how to remove sticker residue from clothing.

Continue reading "How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing"

How To Clean & Remove Soap Scum

How To Clean & Remove Soap Scum
Here are instructions for how to clean and remove soap scum from hard surfaces around your home, especially in the bathroom.

Continue reading "How To Clean & Remove Soap Scum"

How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes
Here are home remedies and tips for how to remove self tanner stains from clothes.

Continue reading "How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes"

How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board

How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board
Here's how to remove permanent marker from a white board.

Continue reading "How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board"

How To Remove Hair Dye Drips & Spills

How To Remove Hair Dye Drips & Spills
Below are tips and ideas for how to remove hair dye drips and spills that land on all kinds of hard surfaces while applying your hair color, such as your sink or counter.

Continue reading "How To Remove Hair Dye Drips & Spills"

How To Remove Chapstick Stains On Clothing

How To Remove Chapstick Stains
Knowing how to remove chapstick stains on clothing is a must.

Continue reading "How To Remove Chapstick Stains On Clothing"

How To Remove A Banana Stain

How To Remove A Banana Stain
You may wonder how to remove banana stain from your fabric, upholstery, or carpet if you ever let a child run around the house munching on a banana.

Continue reading "How To Remove A Banana Stain"

How To Polish Silver Tips & Tricks To Make It Easy

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

Continue reading "How To Polish Silver Tips & Tricks To Make It Easy"

Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your toilet and bathroom drains. To help you with this task here's my article on how to clean a toilet. Yeah, everybody should know this stuff, but you'd be surprised who really doesn't. Did you know all these tips?

Continue reading "Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 8 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 8 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 8 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your bathroom counters and sinks. Obviously you will clean these more regularly than once a year spring cleaning, but today's the day to really do a deep cleaning. Check out the article for tips for both daily routine cleaning and deep cleaning tasks you should do periodically.

Continue reading "Day 8 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 7 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 7 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 7 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your kitchen garbage disposal and drain. This is the day to clear, completely, any clogs, and also to deal with any lingering odors. To help you with this task here are 4 homemade drain cleaner recipes you can use, two for clogs and two for smelly odors.

Continue reading "Day 7 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 6 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 6 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 6 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your pots and pans, and bakeware. You obviously clean these items after each use, but today's the day to get them looking like new again and to clean up the baked on grease and scorch marks that arise with everyday use. To help you with this mission here's my article with lots of tips for cleaning pots, pans and bakeware, including tips for all the major types of cookware including cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel, copper and more.

Continue reading "Day 6 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 5 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 5 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 5 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your kitchen counters and your kitchen sink. Although you do a quick clean of these areas daily every once in a while a deep cleaning can do a world of good in your kitchen to make everything look great. To help you with today's mission here is my article on how to both clean and disinfect your kitchen countertops.

Continue reading "Day 5 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 4 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 4 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 4's mission in the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your refrigerator and freezer. To help you with this mission here are instructions and tips for getting your refrigerator clean and odor free, to keep it running its best (don't forget to clean the coils!) so your food is held somewhere clean and yuck free.

Continue reading "Day 4 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 3 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 3 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 3 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your small appliances, particularly in the kitchen. To help with this task here's my article with some general tips for cleaning appliances, plus a round up of articles with specific tips on cleaning many of the most common types and varieties.

Continue reading "Day 3 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 2 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 2 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Day 2 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning series is to clean your oven and stove top. To help you with these tasks here are instructions for how to clean your oven using natural oven cleaner recipes.

Continue reading "Day 2 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Day 1 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge

Day 1 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning
Today's the start of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning series, and we're starting with a big mission for Day 1 -- cleaning your kitchen cabinets. It's amazing how these cabinets can attract a layer of grease and dirt on them which is really disgusting. Here's exactly how to clean them using very simple ingredients!

Continue reading "Day 1 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge"

Mascara Stain Removal Guide

Mascara Stain Removal Guide
A mascara stain can happen when you accidentally rub your eyes on something, or drop the mascara wand causing mascara to spread everywhere.

Continue reading "Mascara Stain Removal Guide"

Uses Of Salt For Cleaning

Uses Of Salt For Cleaning
Here is a round up of the DIY, frugal and natural uses of salt for cleaning, stain removal and more in your home.

Continue reading "Uses Of Salt For Cleaning"

Removing Melted Candle Wax From Glass Candleholder

Removing Melted Candle Wax From Glass Candleholder
Here s a video giving instructions for how to remove melted candle wax from a glass or votive candle holder.

Continue reading "Removing Melted Candle Wax From Glass Candleholder"

House Cleaning Supplies Reviews

Honey Stain Removal Guide
Here is a round up of over 125 house cleaning supplies reviews for products, reviewed by myself or other readers of this site, beginning with A - H, so you can find the best household cleaners for your home.

Continue reading "House Cleaning Supplies Reviews"

Honey Stain Removal Guide

Honey Stain Removal Guide
Honey stain removal tips and techniques can become important when you accidentally drip your honey on your morning toast on the carpet, chair or your own shirt.

Continue reading "Honey Stain Removal Guide"

Ballpoint Ink Stain Removal Guide Removing Pen Stains

Ballpoint Ink Stain Removal Guide Removing Pen Stains
Ink stains are some of the most stubborn, including those stray marks which seem to appear on accident from ballpoint pens. Here's step by step instructions for removing these stains and marks from clothing, upholstery, carpet, and your skin.

Continue reading "Ballpoint Ink Stain Removal Guide Removing Pen Stains"

Baby Formula Stains Removal Guide

Baby Formula Stains Removal Guide
Here are step by step instructions for removing baby formula stains from clothes, upholstery and carpet, plus lots of reviews of laundry supplies to find out which ones work best to remove these spots.

Continue reading "Baby Formula Stains Removal Guide"

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!

Continue reading "Printable Essential Oil Use Chart For Homemade Cleaners & Laundry Products"

Homemade Dishwasher Stain Remover

Homemade Dishwasher Stain Remover
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.

Continue reading "Homemade Dishwasher Stain Remover"

Why You Should Stop Buying & Using Antibacterial Soap

Why You Should Stop Buying & Using Antibacterial Soap
Here's my thoughts and research on why you (and I and everyone really) should stop buying and using antibacterial soap.

Continue reading "Why You Should Stop Buying & Using Antibacterial Soap"

Tips For Disinfecting & Cleaning Countertop Kitchen Surfaces

Tips For Disinfecting & Cleaning Countertop Kitchen Surfaces
Here are tips for disinfecting and cleaning countertop kitchen surfaces so you have a safe and clean work surface for food preparation and daily household tasks.

Continue reading "Tips For Disinfecting & Cleaning Countertop Kitchen Surfaces"

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.

Continue reading "Butter Stain Removal Guide"

Top 10 Halloween Stains And How To Remove Them

Top 10 Halloween Stains And How To Remove Them
Here is a list of the top 10 Halloween stains, plus instructions for how to remove them, so you and your family can have a fun holiday this year.

Continue reading "Top 10 Halloween Stains And How To Remove Them"

Always stay up to date with latest articles from Stain Removal 101 here, all about cleaning, laundry, stains and household hints, at the Stain Removal Blog!use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest
Always stay up to date with latest articles from Stain Removal 101 here, all about cleaning, laundry, stains and household hints, at the Stain Removal Blog!use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Thanks For Visiting My Website: Grab Your Free Gift!

Taylor

Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.

I update the website all the time with tips, tutorials, cleaning recipes, reviews of products from readers like you, and tests I've done on various cleaners, removers and laundry supplies.

I'd love to give you a gift! When you subscribe to my free weekly newsletter you will receive a free printable laundry stain removal chart that you can reference as needed.

I hope you enjoy this gift, and stop by again soon!

Subscribe To The Out Darn Spot Newsletter

* indicates required

Share Your Comments, Tips & Ideas

Related Pages You May Enjoy

Subscribe For Free To The Out Darn Spot! Newsletter

Stain Removal Tips & Tricks

Go From Stain Removal Blog To Home Page


CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.