08/31/2012 09:59 am ET | Updated Sep 10, 2012

These 9 DIY Tips Will Combat The Meanest Stains

Nobody likes stains, especially when it comes to your whites. But fear not. We've assembled these quick and easy DIY stain removal tips for quickly dealing with the meanest stains.

First, a few rules of thumb before we dive into specifics.

Make sure never to rub stains in while trying to get them out -- this will only aggravate the problem and make the stain much more difficult to deal with. Instead, perform a light dabbing motion to suck up the stain. Make sure to treat a stain as fast as possible after the initial occurrence, and always, always treat a stain before popping in the washer. For best results, finish the job with some Tide Vivid White + Bright.

Now let's get to it.

DIY Stain Removal