5 Easy Eco-Friendly Stain Removal Hacks to Wash Your Clothes

It’s well known that washing your clothes requires energy and a lot of water. In fact, the average American household uses over 13,000 gallons of water a year to wash laundry alone. The energy consumption and water usage puts a strain on the environment — and it racks up your utility bill. 

So, are there other methods to washing your clothes that can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run? Yes! The good news is that many of the products you’ll need to wash your clothes are most likely already in your pantry or kitchen cabinet. 

Depending on the type of stain, there are different methods you can employ. For example, dirt stains can come up by using vinegar, shampoo, or stale bread! You may be a little incredulous about that last one, but the gluten in the bread will actually absorb the filth from the garment. 

Food and wine stains are also common. In that case, you can also apply white vinegar to the stain, letting it sit for 10 minutes. After that, you can rinse it off with water to remove the smell. Lastly, grease stains are also quite common and hard to remove. A simple method to remove these stains is to simply sprinkle baby powder over the spot, letting it sit overnight. It will actually extract the grease from the material. 

These are just a few methods. To learn more about eco-friendly stain remover hacks for the home, be sure to check out the infographic from Tommy John below.  

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