How To Remove Food Stains From Sheets

The yellow staining of bed sheets is surprisingly very common. It is caused by body oils and sweat, when they accumulate in your fabric. They can get worse when the water you’re washing with is not hot enough. Your ability to completely get rid of these stains will depend partly on whether your water is hard, any dyes present, and the type of linens you use. In any case, the following steps will help you significantly on how to remove stains from sheets. You will need: laundry detergent, your favorite cleaner, clean spray bottle, water, and white vinegar see


Start by spraying the affected areas of your sheets with a solution of water and vinegar. Doing this beforehand will leave the pretreatment working on the stains before the main wash. Load your washing machine as usual, adding a powerful laundry detergent. You don’t exactly have to go for the most expensive brand, but a general rule of thumb is to use a proven name with proven stain power or quality detergent concentration if you usually use discount brands.

Add your favorite cleaner into the machine, following the instructions on the label concerning the right amount. Let the sheets soak in very hot water for a couple of minutes. Start the wash cycle before the water starts to cool.

All things considered, hot water is the main ingredient when it comes to removing these yellowish, waxy buildups. Dry as you normally would. You should observe a significant improvement in the sheets’ appearance, even if the stains have not disappeared completely. This will happen gradually as you continue washing them in the order explained above.

Bottom Line

If you are still worried about how to remove stains from sheets, steer away from fabric softeners when you are dealing with yellowing on your bed sheets. Both dryer sheets and liquid softener will contribute to the buildup and worsen the situation. To dry the sheets, hang them out in the sun, which will act as a natural bleaching agent. If oil stains and grease are your main concern, try using grease fighting dish detergent instead of your usual laundry detergent for a wash cycle.

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