Ridiculously cheap way to remove grease and oil from your clothes 24



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Dry cleaning and delicate fabric softeners can cost a fortune when you are trying to get a tough stain out.

What if there was a way to get those tough stains out without resorting to costly measures? Luckily we have found an amazing trick that will save you time and money.


  • Grease stained clothing
  • Chalk
  • Washing machine


  1. Place the chalk in a plastic bag and crush until a powder is formed.
  2. Rub the chalk onto the entire stained area. At this point, the powder will now start to absorb and remove the stain.
  3. Place the clothes in the washing machine as normal but do try wash it as soon as possible. The normal wash will completely remove the chalk and the stain.


  • This trick works best for new stains. If you have a stain that has already been washed and dried it won’t work. A stain becomes set after it’s dried.
  • Chalk also works to remove lipstick stains.
  • You can also add baking soda to the crushed chalk to attack stubborn stains.

Will you try this trick? Do you have a DIY method to remove stains from clothes? 

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  1. Yep…I use talc. Sprinkle a little on the stain, rub it in, then put a cloth or a hankie over the area and iron. Then brush the talc off and the stain is gone.

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  2. Dab stain with good quality dishwashing liquid leave on until you do your laundry…works every time

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    • Susan da Motta. You are right, dishwashing, laundry liquid detergent or shampoo rubbed into a greasy stain will remove it. Much easier than the chalk method and one or the other detergents is always at hand.

  3. Body Talc works beautifully also,although with a chalk stick you can can direct the degreaser more easily.

  4. This might work well on very new stains, but I have used truck wash on heavy grease stains to good effect.

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