Quick Tip: The Best Way to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes

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One thing about cooking is it sure is messy! Even when wearing an apron, we still wind up with splatters all over our sleeves. The very worst are the grease stains, which always seem totally impossible to get out.

Well, at least they were until we learned a very simple trick!

Once when I was complaining about grease stains ruining all my clothes, a friend of mine suggested simple dish soap. She's an artist and she said that dish soap is the only thing that will consistently get oil paint splatters out of her clothes, short of using expensive products.

So I gave it a try!

I rubbed a little dish soap right onto one of our most recent stains and let it sit for a little while before washing. I sent the shirt through the wash and didn't see a stain, so I went ahead and dried it too. Like magic, the stain was gone.

I even tried this trick on old stains — ones that had been washed and dried repeatedly — and the clothes came out as good as new. I could hardly believe it!

I think it must be something about the grease-busting properties of dish soap that makes this work. Whatever it is, I'm glad to know about it.

Do you have any sure-fire tricks for removing food and grease stains from clothing?

(Image credits: Emma Christensen)

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