Life Hack: the easiest way to remove coffee stains from mugs 229



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Who among us has managed to keep their tea and coffee cups in pristine condition for more than a few months? A carelessly-left teabag here, a forgotten mug there; the tiniest amounts of neglect can add up into some seriously stubborn stains.

But there’s a secret weapon to rub them dry, and you won’t find it in the kitchen: use a simple eraser!

  • Gently rub damp magic eraser on the dry cup.
  • Wash item thoroughly with soapy water and rinse clean


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Here’s another natural way to remove tea and coffee stains in under 30 seconds. You’ll have 99.9% of you probably already have these ingredients in your cupboards.


  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar


  1. Dump 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the stained mug
  2. Add a drop of dish soap and a drop of vinegar
  3. Fill the mug half way with warm water
  4. Scrub the sides of the mug with a kitchen cloth

Will you give this trick a try? Have you ever thought to use an eraser before?

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  1. Fill the cup with cold water then add about a teaspoon of liquid milton (or the Home Brand version which works just as well at half the price). Let stand for a while then pour the contents of the cup into the next cup. No need to use fresh each time. A little powdered dish washer detergent in a full cup of water works well also.

  2. I use salt , sprinkle it into your mug ,rub around with a scourer , rinse out , works like magic 🙂

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  3. Cooking salt not Milton or bleach as you get it back in your tea!

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  4. I just use liquid bleach, just a small amount in the bottom of the cup, swirl around, goodbye stains – simple !

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