Magic Stain Remover

A few weeks ago we were blessed to have two of our grandchildren and their parents join us for dinner. I served a simple but delicious (if I do say so myself!) meal of ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, pickles, and buns. (Remind me. I’ll post the recipe for the coleslaw here in a few days. It’s CANNED coleslaw that’s crispy and delicious.)

Our dining chairs have a white pad and, inevitably, a titch of sauce from the ribs was dropped on one of them. I wiped it up as best I could and didn’t fret too much about it after that. It was simply a reminder of good times spent with our family in my mind.

Today, as I was treating a stain on one of Gerry’s shirts with a magic potion I’ve been using recently, I remembered the stain on that chair and decided to give it a go and see if I could remove what remained of the stain.


Presto! Magic! It disappeared before my very eyes!

I’ve  used this mixture successfully to remove grass stains, spaghetti sauce, and an unidentified grease stain from our clothes. It’s not sold in any stores but you can mix up a batch of your very own in the blink of an eye.

  • 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • 3-4 Tbsp. peroxide
  • 2 Tbsp. baking soda

Sometimes I’ve had to scrub a bit and let the mixture sit for a bit (as I did for the grass stains) but it hasn’t let me down yet. Give it a go and let me know if it works for you!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I will give it a try. My husband gets so much on his shorts from work.

  2. I’m putting this on my desktop under household hints, Linda. Thank you! (Tomato stains are the worst!)

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