5 CLOTHING STAINS EVERYONE IS UNFORTUNATELY FAMILIAR WITH

They are frustrating, outfit-­ruining, unavoidable and everyone has a story: stains.

Here are 5 common clothing stains that most of us have had to deal with at least once.

Kids? Pets? General clumsiness? It’s not the end of the world. If your favorite garment gets a stain, bring it to us. Let us worry about that stain. Like always, we treat your clothing like it was our own.

Trying a home remedy? For all stains we recommend using chemical­ free, environmentally friendly products. If you aren’t sure what to do about a stain, ask us! We are here to help.

1. Coffee

Science hasn’t proved it yet, but most of us agree that coffee is always more likely to spill when you are wearing white garments.

Coffee stains happen to even the most careful coffee carriers. It can be just a small splash on the cuff of your sleeve or a large stain right down the middle of your shirt or dress.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is your friend! Your future self will thank you for avoiding the sunburn and possible long­term skin damage. However, if too much sunscreen gets on your favorite summer garment, it might take more than a wash to remove.

Traveling during the summer? Make sure to pack your sunscreen in an extra ziplock bag or container. Most sunscreen stains are the result of a busted or open bottle inside a suitcase.

3. Chapstick

If you haven’t accidentally left chapstick in the pocket of your jeans when you washed them, are you even human?

Many home remedies recommend baking soda on chapstick clothing stains to help absorb the oil before throwing the garment in the wash. Again.

4. Lipstick

Hey, that color looks familiar. Oh that’s my lipstick. Your favorite shade of lipstick might look great on your lips, but not your shirt. Most lipsticks are designed for long­-lasting color. This is why they are such a pain to get out of cloth. Mascara and other cosmetic products have similar qualities.

What about white towels? Even with regular washing, towels that come in contact with makeup will show discoloration over time. Makeup wearers often have separate washcloths designated for makeup removal.

5. Grass

No grass stains, no glory. Mud, sweat and sometimes tears are just all part of the growing process. You wear knee pads and other protective gear, but clothing care is the last thing on your mind. The only thing you are worried about is the opposing team. Weeds.

It doesn’t matter how much of a green thumb you have, gardening is hard work. Grass stains on the knees of your jeans signify a summer day well spent, whether you are gardening or participating in outdoor sports.

Who gets the most grass stains? Kids. It’s their job to enjoy the nice weather without worrying about staying clean. Coming home with muddy shoes and green knees means a job well done.

Unfortunately, it also means extra work on laundry day.