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Here’s How to Tackle Those Grass Stains This Spring

A person has grass stains on their pants' knees.
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Spring is here, and that means you and your family might be spending more time outside. Whether you plan to have a few picnics or your kids are involved in spring sports, more time outside also means more chances for grass stains. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to get rid of them.

While a grass stain is, arguably, one of the most difficult to get out, the best method to use involves vinegar and water. Just mix one part distilled white vinegar with one part water, and then, coat the stain.

Allow it to sit for 30 minutes, and then scrub it and rinse with cool water. Using detergent, repeat the steps above, rinse again, and you should have a stain-free piece of clothing.

Don’t have any vinegar on hand? Well, the good news is that it’s not the only DIY solution. While some swear by vinegar, others look to hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

To use this method you’ll create a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide before smearing it all over the stain. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes or more. Then, scrub it with a brush, rinse with cool water, wash with detergent, and rinse again.

While grass might have a reputation as being one of the most difficult stains to remove, if you’ve got a few key ingredients in your home, you don’t need to worry about all that spring green grass.

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Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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