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How to Treat Common Laundry Stains & Printable Laundry Care Tags

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Take the guesswork out of stain treatment with this free set of printable laundry care tags. Hang the tags in your laundry room for quick access!

Printable Laundry Care Tags by The Birch Cottage

When our son is home from college, he does his own laundry. But, he’ll often ask me how to treat certain types of laundry stains. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a stain on your favorite shirt!

So, to take the guesswork out of treating the most common type of laundry stains, I created these printable laundry care tags. I’ve actually laminated the tags, punched a hole in them and strung them on a 1″ binder ring. That binder ring hangs on a magnetic hook right on the front of our washer.

I thought since I created these laundry care tags for use in my home, that maybe they’d be beneficial to you! I could easily see using these laundry care tags as a resource to teach your children how to do laundry and, more importantly, how to care for their clothes properly so they last longer!

How to Treat Common Laundry Stains

Printable Laundry Care Tags by The Birch Cottage

I’ve included laundry care tags for the four most common types of stains:

  • Grass
  • Red Wine
  • Blood
  • Coffee/Tea

How to Treat Grass Stains

  • Pretreat with a stain remover.
  • For machine washable fabrics: Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.
  • For non-washable fabrics: Apply diluted white vinegar to the stain only. Rinse with cool water.

How to Treat Red Wine Stains

  • Blot red wine stain with clean, dry cloth right away.
  • For machine washable fabrics: Cover the stain with salt. Pour boiling water onto the stain. Launder as usual. If stain persists, apply diluted white vinegar to the stain. Rinse under cool running water. Launder again.
  • For non-washable fabrics: Apply diluted white vinegar to the stain. Rinse under cool running water.

How to Treat Coffee/Tea Stains

  • Sponge with cold water right away, if possible.
  • For machine washable fabrics: Soak fresh stains in cold water. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover. Launder with bleach or color-safe bleach.
  • For non-washable fabrics: Apply diluted white vinegar to the stain only. Rinse with cool water.

How to Treat Blood Stains

  • Sponge with cold water right away, if possible.
  • For machine washable fabrics: Soak fresh stains in cold water, then launder as usual. Pretreat dried stains with a prewash stain remover or soak in warm water with a pretreatment that contains enzymes.
  • For non-washable fabrics: Rinse stain under cold running water. Apply diluted white vinegar to the stain only. Rinse with cool water.

Blank Laundry Care Tags

I’ve also included four blank laundry care tags. You can simply write your favorite laundry stain fighting or laundry instructions on the printed tags.

I’d certainly recommend you laminate the laundry care tags as well. Then you can punch a hole in the top, place on a binder ring and hang in a convenient place near your washing machine or in your laundry room.

Supplies Needed

There are just a few supplies you’ll need for this set of laundry care tags.

Please note that I have provided affiliate links to the products I recommend. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at absolutely no additional cost to you! 

It may also be handy to have the laundry stain fighting products already on hand and properly labeled, such as:

Download Laundry Care Tags

The laundry care tags are compatible with Avery 22802 printable tags. You can also simply use cardstock paper and cut the tags out. Using the Avery 22802 tags just makes things so much easier and simpler.

The printable laundry care tags are available for free to subscribers of The Birch Cottage newsletter. Simply subscribe below:

Once you subscribe, you’ll receive an email confirmation from The Birch Cottage along with a link to the Subscribers Resource Library. You’ll have access to not only these printable laundry care tags, but to the entire printables library!

I also provide a link to the Subscribers Resource Library in every email you receive from me so your access is always just a click away! Couldn’t be simpler!

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Printable Laundry Care Tags by The Birch Cottage

I hope these laundry care tags will help you make an unpleasant chore more manageable. These tags not only help my son to be able to take better care of his own laundry, but helps me to be more organized and prepared to fight laundry stains!

If you have any stain fighting tips, I’d love to hear about them! Just leave me a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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