Deodorant/Perspiration: Squeeze a lemon, mix with equal amount of water and saturate the stain. Leave the garment in the sun and together you have quite a green stain fighting team! If that didn’t do the trick, crush up two aspirins in a half cup of water. Pour it onto the stain, let it sit for two hours and then add a tiny bit of liquid detergent to the stain before rubbing it and throwing it in the wash.
Ink: There’s nothing worse that a pocket that needed protecting that has since been destroyed by a sea of black ink but there is hope! Take the garment and the stained area directly on top of a clean towel. Then use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to rub the stain out. As you rub, the ink will be transferred on the towel so make sure to monitor it and move the garment to un-inked sections of towel to assure it doesn’t seep back on.
Grass: If you didn’t catch the grass quick enough (you can blot it out with a sponge and water plus a run through the washer with a stain remover if caught in time), you can also use a white vinegar and baking soda paste (much like the coffee stain). Rub onto the stain and let it sit for awhile and then wash. If things are really serious, you can also take a window washing solution like Windex and soak the spot in it, let it sit for an hour then wash.
And if you’re prone to battling these brutes, next time you’re at the grocery store, check out the laundry aisle and nab yourself some OxiClean, a Tide Stain Brush or Spray & Wash Dual Power stain removers which work as awesome pre-treatments to garments before they hit the laundromat. I also discovered a great product called Wine Away, that does exactly that, makes red wine go away!
If you’ve taken all these steps and the spot persists, I’m sorry to say you’re probably stained for good but in that case you can always use the excuse I use – it adds character!