"Hints from Heloise," the popular column offering household cleaning advice, has stain removal tips from how to remove everything from ballpoint pen ink to grass stains. To remove pen ink, place the item face down on pap... More »

The Heloise website includes a page with a long list of hints on controlling bugs in the home, making cleaning agents, removing stains, cleaning silver and using microfiber cloths. The page has a section with questions m... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Heloise's website,, offers tips for removing stains from clothing, tablecloths and other household fabrics. Many of her books also cover the topic. One, "Heloise Conquers Stinks and Stains," focuses on stain ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal
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To remove grass stains, soak the stain in detergent, rub the fabric together, and scrub it using an old toothbrush. Blot the stain with diluted white vinegar or ammonia to remove the rest of the stain. You can also use d... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

Remove ballpoint pen ink from a white shirt by applying rubbing alcohol to the stain and blotting with a clean white towel, according to If that doesn't work, follow with an application of foaming shaving crea... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

Minor scuffs can be removed with a gum eraser, while more stubborn scuffing might require rubbing alcohol according to Hints from Heloise. Depending on how severe the scuff mark is, it can be removed in these two differe... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

To remove grass stains from jeans, pretreat the fabric with a vinegar mixture, allow the solution to sit, scrub the stain and launder using an enzyme detergent. The process takes about 15 minutes longer than the normal w... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal