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Common Holiday Fabric Stains – and How to Remove Them

One of the things we love most about the holiday season is none other than the food. And while we all love to whet our appetite, we don’t particularly like it when the food stains our favorite holiday getup. The good news is that even the most stubborn holiday fabric stains can be removed and clothing can be salvaged. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how to remove three of the most common stains during the holiday season.

3 Common Holiday Fabric Stains – And How to Remove Them

Grease Stains

Whether you’re looking to clean your kitchen aprons or some errant grease splattered onto your clothes while you were preparing Christmas dinner, don’t think that you have to discard any clothes that were impacted. After you notice a grease stain, soak the clothing in a pre-treatment product. Next, rub a heavy-duty detergent into the stain and then machine wash the clothing. After the wash cycle is complete, check to make sure the stain is removed before drying. If it’s not, repeat the above process and even consider adding a cleaning solvent. You never want to dry clothing before a stain is fully removed or else it will set into the clothing.


There’s a reason why so many New Year’s resolutions involve dieting and exercise – because we all love to eat chocolate during the holiday season. But when chocolate gets on our clothes, it can be tough to get out. But fear not – it can be removed. Start by soaking the piece of clothing in a mix of soap, detergent and vinegar to loosen and lift stains. Then a typical washing cycle should more than suffice for fully removing the rest of the stain.

Red Wine

Whether you’re at your office party or just having a glass to cap off another fun holiday evening, red wine spills are no joke – and you need to act fast to salvage any clothing that it got on. Start by blotting the stain immediately with a towel or paper towel to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Then, grab some salt from your kitchen and layer the area of your clothing with it. Let the salt sit for about 15 minutes, then vacuum it up. To cap things off, wash your clothes in warm water with detergent.