How to Get Blood Out of Clothes

We’ve all been there: While attempting to balance bags, boxes, and bundles of toys in your arms, you miss a step and take a tumble. Even after you dust yourself off and carry on, there may be telltale signs of your spill, like blood stains on your sleeve or pant leg. Cleaning up your wound — even if it’s minor — should always be your first concern, but then it’s best to get rid of the blood on your clothing, especially if it’s still fresh.

All different types of clothing — white blouses, blue jeans, dark-colored dresses, and so on — call for the same cleaning approach. Before you try your hand at removing blood stains, check the care tags on your clothing to make sure that bleach (the stain-busting MVP) won’t discolor or ruin the fabric. Always use the care instructions as your guide, but in most instances, bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather, spandex and non-colorfast colors is not recommended.

If you’re dealing with a kind of fabric that bleaches well, follow this guide on how to get blood out of clothes by Carolyn Forte, Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab. While you might be curious

WithIt Foundation plans to offer $30K in scholarships in 2021

HIGH POINT – The foundation for WithIt, a women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, plans to award $30,000 in scholarships to students and other professionals this year.

Last year, the organization offered 11 scholarships to students and professionals, and WithIt plans to offer another 11 to 15 scholarships this year.

The scholarships are open to women who are pursuing majors that apply to the home industries in varying amounts between $1,500 and $3,500. Recipients will also have an opportunity to attend the WithIt Professional Conference in 2021.

Eligible students must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.

The deadline to submit an application is March 1, and the application can be found here.

Since its inception in 1998, WithIt’s foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in tuition scholarships.