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The best stain removers

It is a truth universally acknowledged that stains are never fun. A sudden coffee spill on a cute new tee can you take your day from great to terrible in two seconds flat. And while we all know there are some great stain removers out there, procrastinating is easy when you're not in the mood to get down and dirty.

Building an arsenal of strong fighters is essential for apartment dwellers and homeowners alike. No matter where you do laundry or what kind of stain you're fighting, knowing how to clean up after life's little spills with you save you major headaches and cash later on.

Whether it's wine, chocolate, or a marker that's got you down, these stain fighters pack a punch. With a little Tide To Go and any of these stain removers there's nothing you can't fix!

Salt

It's official; salt makes everything better. It may sound surprising, but a fresh red wine spill can be quickly cleaned up with a sprinkle of salt. The salt absorbs the wine, which does the trick of getting it out before it sets in. If you're combating wine, however, it's important to keep your timeline is mind. The wetter the stain, the easier it is to remove!

OxiClean Max Force Laundry Stain Remover

OxiClean's commercials may have a reputation all their own, but there's no false advertising here. As a pre-treatment OxiClean soaks to remove stains before you wash them. Because it's chlorine bleach free you can trust this to remove stains on both colors and whites. It's a double win!

Grandma's Secret Spot Remover

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Grandma's Secret Spot Remover is a secret weapon for stain fighters everywhere. This formula can remove all kinds of stains, even those set in fabrics. If you're just discovering a long forgotten stain this product should be your go-to for quick and easy cleanup.

Carbona Stain Wizard Pre-Wash Stain Remover

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This formula removes grease, blood, and oil, among countless others. Its applicator tip takes the effort out of scrubbing set-in stains and makes each application effective and efficient.

Shout Advanced Ultra Gel Brush

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Shout's gel formula lifts hard-to-scrub stains in seconds. Its built-in gel brush allows you to see results instantly, so you can confidently throw your clothes into the wash every time.

Save yourself time and money with these secret stain fighters. Let the battles begin!