How to Easily Remove Set-In Grease Stains from Laundry

Laundry. Just the thought of it makes me cringe. It’s a never-ending task that I can’t seem to enjoy, even with my lovely laundry closet. But you know what used to be the worst part of it all? Dealing with those stubborn grease stains. No matter how many sprays and stain removers I tried, those pesky stains would just not budge. That is, until a friend of my mom shared a game-changing trick with me.

Now, I don’t usually talk about cleaning tips on my blog, but this one was too good not to share. I know there are others out there, like me, who are battling with the same daunting challenge. So, let me pass on this little gem of knowledge that has made my laundry burden so much easier. And hey, maybe it’ll make your laundry days a little brighter too!

I have no idea where these relentless grease stains come from. It’s like they’ve declared war on every shirt in my husband’s wardrobe! Some readers have suggested that fabric softeners or dryer sheets could be the culprits, but since I don’t use those, I can’t really blame them. If you’re facing a similar issue, maybe it’s worth looking into.

No matter how hard I tried, nothing seemed to work. We ended up throwing away countless polo shirts because of those stains, only to buy new ones. It was frustrating beyond belief. I was almost ready to pull my hair out on laundry day!

That was until my mom’s friend suggested using Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam as a solution to our grease stain problem. It’s primarily designed for cleaning dishes by soaking up grease, but she mentioned that it works wonders on laundry too. Intrigued and desperate, my mom gave it a try and confirmed its effectiveness. Trusting her word, I decided to give it a shot as well.

Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing. I used to buy it from Target, but its availability was a bit unpredictable. So, I turned to Amazon to purchase the refill bottles. It’s easy to use too. Just pump a little bit of the foam onto each grease stain, making sure to cover the whole stained area.

Using your fingers, gently rub the dish soap into the fabric, ensuring that the stain is fully coated. Then, let the Dawn Platinum Erasing Dish Foam sit on the clothes for about five minutes before proceeding with the wash.

Once it’s time to wash the clothes, use your regular detergent and follow the recommended settings. I personally choose to wash all my clothes in cold water using Tide Coldwater Clean. Most of the time, one treatment is enough to remove the stain completely, even if the shirt had already been washed and dried.

Now, for those extra stubborn stains, you might need to repeat the process or give the spot a second treatment with the Dawn erasing foam. There have been a few instances where I had to wash a garment two or three times, but for the most part, one treatment does the trick.

I have only tested this method on cotton, poly, and denim materials. If you come across a stain on a more delicate fabric, I recommend testing the Dawn erasing foam on a hidden area first, just to be safe.

Discovering this solution to get rid of those persistent grease and oil stains has been a real lifesaver! Laundry is still not my favorite thing to do, but at least I have one less annoyance to deal with.

So, what’s your secret laundry tip for tackling stubborn stains? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!