Blood Stains ~ Out Darn Spot!

Getting rid of blood stains has always stumped me.  

They’d almost come out, but there would always be that rusty spot staring at me.  

Photo - NHF Get out Blood Stains - “Crime Scenario” with blood by Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos dot net

Photo: “Crime Scenario” Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos dot net

Hi, All!  How is your Summer going?  We’ve been having a wonderful time!

This Summer, we’ve gotten about!  Visiting friends and family.  Having grandchildren visit us for extended overnights.  Keeping busy with normal business, get-togethers with best buds, and daily living.  Pleased with each other’s company.

There are some ways we continue to enjoy our state of Empty Nestiness!

The house is the same when we walk in the door as when we left it.

There’s less wear and tear on all appliances.

Especially on the washing machine and refrigerator!

Our water bills have lowered noticeably.

So have the electric bills!

Bathrooms are easier to clean.  And they stay clean!

Yet, we make enough of our own dirt that we still find cleaning tricks to be handy.

I discovered this cheat when Mr. Nest scratched the tip of his ear and left blood on his pillow case.

Photo - Getting Rid of Blood Stains by Nest Half Full - Photo by Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos dot netDid you know that straight vinegar is the bomb for getting blood stains out of fabric?  I didn’t either, but it is!

We’re talking plain ol’ household white vinegar that you can find at your grocery store.

Simply, place the affected garment or stained section in a large bowl or blocked sink …

Pour white vinegar directly over the stain.  Let sit for a couple of hours or overnight .  Rinse and take a look.  If there’s a little stain left, repeat the process.

Now toss that article into the next load of like colors and you’re good to go!

Voila! Blood stain is GONE!

The trick is to get to the stain as quickly as possible!  If you can’t hop on it right away, keep the material wet/damp and then come back to it as soon as possible.

If you’re working with blood stains on colored material …

do a test batch, let dry and see if it fades the color.  If there’s no fade or color change, proceed.

If there are blood stains on something that cannot be finished by tossing in the washing machine …

do a color test somewhere inconspicuous (just in case). If it looks good on the test spot, then spray the stain with vinegar, and blot with damp, white washcloth.  Check the washcloth to make sure fabric color is not being removed.  Repeat until you’ve gotten the stain out.

That’s it!  Blood gone and no nasty, artificial chemicals!

Photo Credits:
 “Crime Scenario” Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos dotnet
 “Blood Splatters” Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos dotnet

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