7 tips and tricks for getting rid of coffee and tea stains

Coffee and tea are both known for offering comfort, as well as a kick of caffeine. You enjoy them throughout the day without much thought. That is, until you notice how well they stain.
From your favorite coffee cup to your favorite shirt, removing a coffee or tea stain can seem like a big chore. These 7 tricks will help you quickly and easily remove even the most stubborn stains.
1. Brush it out (h/t By The Stand)
Just as it polishes stains from your teeth, toothpaste can polish the stains from your favorite cup. Squirt a generous amount of toothpaste into your tea cup. Rub in well with a paper towel. Allow to rest for 15 minutes, then wash as normal.

2. Make a powerful paste (h/t Frugally Blonde)
A little scrubbing and bleaching power makes quick work of coffee stains. Add a spoonful of baking soda to the stained mug. Add just enough hydrogen peroxide to make a thick paste. Rub over the stained inside and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Then use a paper towel to scrub away the stain. Wash as normal.

3. Grab only one ingredient (h/t Creative Contessa Designs)
In a hurry to erase that unsightly tea stain from a tea cup. You want to be as gentle as possible. A light scrubbing with baking soda will easily remove a tea or coffee stain from a cup without damaging the finish. Sprinkle a bit into a wet cup and rub with a gentle scouring pad to remove the stain. Rinse well.

4. Give it a salting (h/t Popsugar)
To remove a coffee stain from a light colored tea cup, you don’t have to dig through your cabinets to find baking soda. Instead, simply sprinkle a generous amount of salt onto a damp washcloth. Add a drop of dish soap and gently scrub away the stain inside your cup. Rinse and enjoy a nice cup of coffee in a clean cup.

5. Fizz it up (h/t DIY Cleaning Products)
Have a bit of fun while removing stains from your cups. Add a spoonful of baking soda and 2 spoonfuls of vinegar to the cup. Wait for the fizz to slow down a bit and spread the mixture over the inside of the cup. Wait ten minutes and gently scrub with a wash cloth or sponge.

6. Heat it up (h/t Creek Line House)
You won’t need to scrub at all with this quick method. Fill your stained cup or tea pot half way with hot water. Add vinegar to top off the cup. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Use a gentle scrubbing sponge to erase the stains. Rinse and dry.

7. Soak in borax (h/t 101 Days of Organization)
A coffee or tea spill can easily add a yellow stain to your favorite shirt or table linens. To remove coffee stains without a commercial stain remover, simply soak the stained fabric in a sink of warm water with a generous amount of borax. After thirty minutes, ring out the fabric and wash as normal.


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