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Daily DIY: Get Rid of those Underarm Stains

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laundry, white, bucket, towels

White t-shirts go through our household like seasons in the Midwest --- often, and with fury. And although I've heard countless methods on preventing underarm stains [i.e. switching deodorants, washing tees separate from socks, etc], I've never heard anyone tackle the process of ridding the stain after its been made.

Until now.

Here is a quick tutorial for keeping those whites white ... for good:

1. Create a solution of one part water to four parts laundry detergent, then spray the inside of your t-shirt's underarms and allow the shirt to sit for an hour.
2. Scrub the underarms with a soft toothbrush to remove stains, then rinse with cold water.
3. Soak the t-shirt overnight in a mixture of cold water and 2-3 Tbsps of laundry detergent.
4. In the morning, run your tee through the appropriate cycle, then hang dry in the sun.

Your underarms will be whiter than snow, and the sun-dried laundry will smell oh-so-fresh at the end of the day!

  • Joseph


    "3. Soak the t-shirt overnight in a mixture of cold water and 2-3 Tbsps of water."

    water and water?

  • Dawn

    Does this work for colored shirts as well?

  • erin loechner

    Oh dear; so sorry! Typo on my part; water with water is fixed! :)

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