How to remove mud and dirt stains from clothing?

How to remove mud from clothing? With children you quickly realize how difficult mud and dirt can be to clean clothes and other surfaces.

So to help you get it all cleaned up here are some tips and tricks I use to remove mud stains from clothes and fabrics.

1. Mud stain on white clothing

If you have just noticed a nasty mud stain or dirt stain on your child’s white clothes, here is a trick that works very well: white vinegar.

So here is how to detach a white cotton garment:

  1. Let the mud on the garment dry completely.
  2. Brush the mud stain once it is completely dry.
  3. Then dab the remaining stain with a cloth and white vinegar.
  4. Machine wash the white garment to finish cleaning.

To remove mud from colored clothing or other textiles, you can replace vinegar with soapy water.

2. Natural stain remover with lemon juice and white vinegar

Similar to the previous trick, here is another trick that makes it easy to clean a dirt or mud stain.

  1. Let the mud dry well on the garment and then remove as much soil as possible with a brush.
  2. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and white vinegar.
  3. Soak a clean cloth in this solution and gently rub (dab) the stain.
  4. Toss the garment in the washing machine on the normal cycle to finish.

3. Remove the mud stain with baking soda

Another trick to remove a mud stain from clothing (regardless of fabric) is to use baking soda.

Here’s how to loosen fabric with baking soda:

  1. Let the mud dry as much as possible and cover the stain with baking soda.
  2. Leave the baking soda on the mud (or soil) for 2 hours.
  3. Scrub the garment with a brush and finish in the washing machine.

If you don’t have baking soda to loosen the mud, you can also use talc or earth from the sommières.

4. Remove mud from a carpet or rug

If you are looking for a way to remove mud from the carpet or the entrance mat, here is how to do it:

  1. Let the mud stain dry completely, brush and vacuum the dirt with the vacuum cleaner.
  2. Spray white vinegar directly on the remaining stain and rub with a cloth and diluted ammonia.
  3. Rinse with a cloth and water and allow to dry to finish.

So remember, before cleaning a mud stain on clothing and other surfaces, always let it dry completely. Happy cleaning!

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