We all have that one quick meal that we crave or take as comfort food: mac and cheese. No one complains about having mac and cheese after a long day. It is quite a crowd-pleaser— not until a piece of the gooey macaroni lands on your clothes. Mac and cheese then become a crowd-teaser.
Mac and cheese can be a serious stain on your favorite clothes. If not taken care of immediately, it becomes difficult to remove. The best way to deal with stains is to act on them immediately and send them to dry cleaning Tribeca and let the experts handle them.
Here are a few proven methods that help remove mac and cheese stains:
Blot the mac and cheese stain.
Immediately becoming aware of the mac and cheese stain is an advantage. That’s why it is best to pay attention to your clothes when eating. Scrape any excess stains from your clothes and blot them with a paper towel. Although the stains are not entirely removed, this is a good start.
Just like any food stain, you can remove it effectively if you act on it immediately. The longer you wait to treat the stain, the harder it becomes to remove.
Use a degreasing dishwashing soap.
Dishwashing soap is more effective in removing the stains from mac and cheese. Pre-treat your clothes with degreasing dish soap to break down the oils from the mac and cheese and makes it easier to remove.
Rinse the stain with cold water.
Mix one part of vinegar with cold water and soak the stained clothes for a few minutes. You do not have to worry about using this solution because vinegar does not make your clothes smell. Instead, it makes your clothes smell fresh.
Laundry your stained clothes.
Before you throw your clothes into the washer, ensure that you have read its wash care label. Always follow the instructions to avoid further damage. Do not use laundry detergent for more than the recommended amount. Overusing laundry detergent may result in more soap suds residues.
Do not put your stained clothes in the dryer. Dry your clothes on a clothesline. If there is an unnoticeable stain, the heat from the dryer may set the stain further; thus, this is the best method to dry your clothes when uncertain.
Do not use bleaching products.
Bleach may work and whiten the stained areas on white clothes. However, if you use bleach on colored clothes may cause irreversible damage. It is better to use natural ingredients to whiten the mac and cheese stains on your white clothes; lemon juice or baking soda works. When you use lemon juice make sure to try it on the unnoticeable seams of your clothes.
Any food stain, whether it is mac and cheese or coffee, its stains can be stubborn to remove because of the oil and grease present on the ingredients. Pre-treat any stains before sending them for laundry pickup.