The festival of colours, fun and cheer is round the corner and while we are all enthusiastic about it, we are also internally worried about how we are going to get the stains off and care for our favourite whites. Prevention is definitely better than cure, but we have all the ammo you will need for the after care of stained outfits.
Old unwanted clothes
If you’re the nonchalant type that only cares about having a ball and not about how you look, go for old baggy t-shirts and pants that you’re never really going to use in the future. That way, once you’re done with all the play, your outfit can head to the trash can.
Good old vinegar
Vinegar is a great stain remover and it is a great option especially during a festival like Holi. Dip your garments in some warm water and fabric softener for a while, so that the coloured stains fade off a little. Partially dry the fabric and generously sprinkle vinegar all over and gently scrub the fabric. Vinegar is preferable on coarser fabrics like cotton.
Baking soda is a great whitening and cleaning agent. Mix some baking soda and warm water in a tiny bowl and sprinkle all over your outfit. Gently scrub the outfit and let the baking soda stay for a while. You will eventually see the stains vanish. Baking soda can be used for sheer and flimsy materials.
Harsh detergents can be very strong on the fabric and lead to thread breakage. So, use a mild detergent in warm water to rinse your fabric a couple of times. Add a dash of lemon for stubborn stains before you head to the washing machine.