Have you ever been out with your friends wearing new clothes and spilt something on them? Not only can it be somewhat embarrassing, you also will be thinking about that stain the rest of the day! When you get home, you’ll probably throw that article of clothing in the wash. After all, it’s easy and fast, right?

The problem is, washing your clothes in the washing machine consumes water, requires lots of power and energy, and it runs up your utility bill. It may seem small at first, but when you consider the fact that the average American household consumes more than 13,000 gallons of water washing clothes a year, you realize just how big your environmental footprint really is — and how much unnecessary money you spend on your water bill.

Luckily, there are simple, eco-friendly stain remover workarounds for washing your clothes, and it’s as easy as using the products and ingredients sitting in your pantry or kitchen cabinet. For instance, you can simply use lemon juice and salt to remove those pesky sweat stains from your lighter clothing. The acidity of the juice combined with the salt acts as a natural bleach. After you soak the stain, you can simply rinse it out with water.

To learn some more stain remover hacks, be sure to check out the infographic from Tommy John below.


Fresh and Green: Eco-Friendly Stain Removers