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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coffee Stains Aren’t Impossible, You Can Conquer Them!


Want to know a secret? I’m not perfect. Just because I clean for a living doesn’t mean I’m immune to something getting dirty.

I’ve been known to spill a little coffee, and my laundry basket isn’t full of clean clothes – I have a few kids, a husband that loves to barbecue, and a large family that comes over to gather around the holidays.
Stains do exist in my house just like they exist in yours and I’m here to tell you, you can conquer the stain!
I love my coffee and stain here and there isn't going to make me stop drinking it. So let’s get to removing a coffee since we all have slopped a little over the years.

One of My Coffee Stain Stories

I' sure this story is a familiar one to many of you.

I was out meeting a friend of mine for lunch one day and when she got to the table and I reached over to take her hand, I bumped my latte, it spilled a little, and I got a little coffee on the end of my shirt sleeve.

I knew I was going to be out for a few hours, so instead of getting upset with myself, I excused myself and went to the restroom to wet the stain in some cold water. I rinsed it until I got most of it out and then put paper towels on either side of the stain to soak up as much of the water as I could.

Yeah, it’s a little annoying having a wet cuff, but oh well, at least now I could go sit and continue visiting with my friend. I’ll take care of the stain when I get home.

When I did get home, I changed my shirt and brought it to the laundry room sink for treatment because there was a small stain left. I got the white vinegar out of the cupboard and poured some over the coffee stain and let it sit about 30 minutes while I went off and did something else.

When I came back, there was still a hint of the stain left so this time I got out the hydrogen peroxide.

I buy hydrogen peroxide by bulk, just like white vinegar, it has so many uses.

Anyway, back to stain removal. I put the area of the shirt on a towel and poured some hydrogen peroxide over the stain. I then covered it up with another towel and let it sit for another 30 minutes or so.

Hydrogen peroxide will turn to water if left exposed to light so that is why I covered the stain after applying the hydrogen peroxide.

When I came back to check on it later, the stain was gone. If you have an older coffee stain, you may have to apply the hydrogen peroxide more than once.

Viola!

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