How to Remove Common Stains

When it comes to stains, we all need a little help to know how to remove them. I’ve taken the time to create a master list of 6 of the most common stains and their solutions. With our list of ways to remove common stains, you can be prepared for all of life’s messes!

Grease or Oil

Have you ever had a stubborn grease stain that won’t come out? No need to fret, we know the trick to remove them! Get some colorless liquid dish soap, some cold water, vinegar, and a toothbrush. Put the liquid dish soap on the stain, then dip it in cold water. Use the toothbrush to scrub the stain and finish by rinsing it with white vinegar.

Tip: If you don’t have colorless dish soap on hand, just dilute it in water first.


When it comes to blood stains, the quicker you start removing it the better the results will be. Use a cotton cloth or cotton ball to apply hydrogen peroxide in circular motions. Let it dry for a few minutes and then repeat until the stain is gone. 

You can also soak the stain in a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and cold water.


Dark coffee stains can easily be removed with an egg. First, you need to separate the yolk from egg white. Then beat the egg in a bowl until its mixed well. Grab a clean cloth and work the egg liquid into the stain for about a minute.

Rinse with water until all the egg liquid is gone.


After a day spent outside or playing sports, someone is bound to have a grass stain. Luckily we know just how to remove it!  You likely have everything you’ll need to remove it. Start by mixing two parts water with one part vinegar. Then use a toothbrush to rub the mixture into the grass stain. Rinse, and put your mind at ease knowing you can remove grass stains whenever they happen!


Everyone loves a good chocolate treat which means chocolate stains are common in every household. Luckily I have the tricks you need to get the stains out!

MIx powder detergent with some water until it forms a paste. Thoroughly rub the pate into the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with water. If that doesn’t do the trick, you can use an enzyme cleaner.


Ink can leave a scary colorful stain on your clothes. Fortunately, there is an easy way to remove stains before throwing it in the wash. Apply rubbing alcohol, hairspray, or hand sanitizer to dilute the stain. Then you can wash it like normal.

Now you know how to remove common stains in your household. If you’re looking for an overall deep clean of your home, give us a call and schedule an appointment today!