How to clean stains and spills from your cotton bags

Cotton bags are a durable and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags, but they can also get dirty and stained over time. Here are some tips on how to clean stains and spills from your cotton bags:
  1. Spot cleaning: For small stains or spills, spot cleaning can be an effective method. Simply dampen a clean cloth with cold water and dab the stained area, being careful not to rub too hard. You can also add a small amount of mild detergent or white vinegar to the cloth if the stain is particularly stubborn.
  2. Machine washing: For larger stains or spills, machine washing is recommended. Wash your cotton bag in cold water on a gentle cycle, using a mild detergent. Avoid using fabric softener, as it can damage the fibers and reduce the bag’s durability. Hang the bag to air dry, rather than using a dryer, which can cause shrinkage.
  3. Bleaching: If your cotton bag is white or light-colored, you can use a mild bleach solution to remove tough stains. Mix one part bleach with ten parts water and soak the bag for 15-30 minutes before washing it in cold water as usual. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test a small, inconspicuous area of the bag first.
  4. Stain removers: There are many stain removers available on the market that can be effective for removing specific types of stains, such as oil, wine, or grass. Always follow the instructions carefully and test the product on a small area of the bag before using it on the entire stain.

By following these tips, you can effectively clean stains and spills from your cotton bags, ensuring that they remain durable and in good condition for years to come. Remember to always check the manufacturer’s instructions and test any cleaning method on a small area of the bag first to avoid damaging the fabric.