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How to remove grease stains from clothes?

One of the best ways to degrease washables is to treat them the way you would a sinkful of greasy dishes - with hand dish-washing liquid.

Because it's designed to break up surface grease and allow it to rinse away, it's uniquely qualified to do the same for clothes.

For best results, you'll want to treat spills and splatters as soon as possible - don't let the gooey splatters solidify in the hamper overnight.

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. Give it a minute or so to work its breakdown magic.

2. rinse the grease stain under warm running water.

Rinse under warm to hot running water for a minute or so. The water temperature will depend on what the fabric can handle. For 100 percent cotton, you can usually use hot water.

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3. wash as usual.

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 formerly greasy area. If you can still see any residue, repeat the pre-treating and washing process until clear.

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