As a mother of a schoolgoing kid, you must be excited about your child’s sporting events. You want your little athlete to be at the top of his game. The prep work includes cleaning sports shoes and gear, and handing over a stain-free and fresh sports jersey. After all, you want all eyes to be on your little champ as he shows off his sporting prowess on the playground.
But what if he happens to spill juice on his jersey a day before his big game? You cannot have him wearing a stained shirt!
Use the steps given below to remove the juice stains effortlessly.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Paper towels
b) Baking soda
c) Dishwashing liquid
Method 1: Using Baking Soda and Detergent
Step 1: Blot the Stain
Grab some paper towels and place it on the stained areas of your jersey. Press gently. Let the towel absorb the excess liquid. But, do not scrub.
Step 2: Treat the Stain
Take a bowl of water and add 2 tbsp. of baking soda to make a paste. Mix the paste with 3 drops of dishwashing liquid.
Now, cover the stained area of the jersey with the above mixture and leave it for 15 minutes. Then, scrub the paste using an old toothbrush and cold water. Use the toothbrush gently on the stained area in a circular motion. Wash off with plain water.
Step 3: Wash with Detergent
Fill a bucket with cold water and add 2 scoops of laundry detergent to it. Let the jersey soak in the soapy solution for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly to ensure there is no residue detergent on the jersey. If you prefer to hand wash your clothes, you can use a detergent powder such as Surf Excel Easy Wash. It is easily available in the market.
Method 2: Using Boiling Water Method
Step 1: Boil Water
Boil 4-5 cups of water and transfer it into a tea kettle.
Step 2: Treat the Stain
Now, lay the stained portion of the garment on a large bowl. Make sure the stained part is placed in the centre of the bowl. Tie a rubber band around around the bowl to hold the stained part in place.
Step 3: Pour boiling water
Now, pour water over the stained area. Make sure you wear gloves to avoid burns. Keep children out of reach while doing so. Hold the kettle at a higher distance while pouring water as this will increase pressure and will help cleaning the stain thoroughly.
Step 4: Treat with Vinegar
If the stain persists, mix 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in ½ cup of vinegar. Pour this on the stained area and gently rub. Then wash away with plain water and allow air-drying.
Your little champ’s jersey is now ready for the big game!