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How to remove grease stains from clothes? Dishwashing liquid - the kind you clean dirty dishes with - is also the best solution for getting grease stains out of clothes.

This is because dishwashing liquid is designed to break up grease on dishes, allowing it to be lifted off and rinsed away.

Here's how to get rid of grease stains on clothes using dishwashing liquid.

1. place the garment stain-side down on white paper towels.

Place the garment stain-side down on white paper towels. (Printed paper towels could transfer ink color to your clothes.) Squirt a dime-size amount of dishwashing liquid on the backside of the grease stain. Allow it to sit for a minute or so on your garment to work its breakdown and removal magic on the grease.

2. rinse the grease stain under warm running water.

Rinse the stained area under warm running water for a minute or so to loosen the gunk and rinse away as much of the grease as possible.

3. wash as usual for grease stain removal.

Follow the rinse with a spin in the washing machine, using the hottest water that's safe for the fabric and your regular laundry detergent. If you can't read the clothing label care tab, choose a warm water wash..

4. inspect the grease stain area before drying.

Before placing the garment in the dryer, inspect the area to make sure the stain is completely removed. If you can still see any residue, repeat the dishwashing liquid step. Follow with another spin in the washing machine. Repeat until the stain is no longer visible. Then you can safely machine dry the garment.

Visit the Clean Organized Home Store for the laundry-stain removing products and supplies you need to keep your clothes looking their best.

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