Kathie Lee & Hoda: Solutions For Common Summer Stains
From outdoor barbeques to riding your bike, most summer plans involve the great outdoors, which can make it harder to keep your clothes clean. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Julie Edelman, author of The Ultimate Accidental Housewife, as she gave solutions for common summer stains, including BBQ sauce, ketchup, blueberries and more.
Summer Stain Solutions: Ketchup Stains
Julie Edelman said to remember TBD when it comes to stains, which is Treat it quickly, Blot don’t rub and Don’t put it into the dryer until the stain is out or it will set. For ketchup stains, Edelman said that a meat tenderizer and cold water removes ketchup stains. To do this, she said to scrape the ketchup off, then put a cloth underneath to absorb. Then put the paste on for 10-15 minutes. The meat tenderizer has natural enzymes which breaks down the blood bonds in meat and that softens it. You scrape off the paste and wash.
Summer Stain Solutions: BBQ Sauce Stains
For BBQ sauce, Julie Edelman said to scrape off the BBQ sauce. Sprinkle the stained area with baking soda. Then pour white vinegar on it and it fizzes up and helps remove the stain. Take the baking soda and vinegar off the stain and wash it.
Summer Stain Solutions: Blueberry Stains
For blueberries, Julie Edelman said to scrape it off. Run cold water on the inside to help push the blueberry stain out. Spray the stain with hair spray and let it sit a while. The alcohol in hair spray helps remove the stain. Or you can soak the garment in buttermilk for 10-15 minutes. There is a natural bleaching agent in buttermilk.
Summer Stain Solutions: Deodorant Stains
For deodorant/sweat stains, Julie edeleman said to use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste and put on deodorant stain for about half an hour.
Summer Stain Solutions: Bike Grease Stains
For grease stains from your bike, Julie Edelman said Cheez Whiz removes bike grease. The natural enzymes in the Cheez Whiz will lift it out of your shorts before you wash it.