We ran out of stain spray!
Yes, sound the alarm…this is serious.
Do you have one of these?
Or two of these?
I know, innocent enough looking, right?
Don’t be fooled though…trouble and stains always follow them around.
So, when Pops sounded the alarm that We ran out of stain spray!, I had to remain calm…..keep my composure and remember to practice what I preach.
In running out of something, I have a choice, run to the store like a banshee to replace it (preferably with a green, eco-friendly option) or look around at what I already have in the house and try to make a homemade version. This time, homemade won out.
Pre-Wash Stain Spray
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/8 cup baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Empty spray bottle
Of course, you put all the items into a spray bottle (I happened to have an empty one around) It helps to have a funnel too.
First, add the baking soda:
Then, the vinegar….let me make a note here: ADD THE VINEGAR VERY SLOWLY!! As in, as slow as humanly possible because it will foam up quickly – as I learned – and could spill all over your counter – as I also learned. You may even want to add it to the bottle over the sink.
Then, finally, add the water. (Oh and make a label for it too if you’re a kook like me).
Spray this concoction on soiled spots just before washing. You may always want to test a hidden spot first – unless you’re daring like me.
Feelin’ groovy and green,