If you have a stubborn ink stain from an exploded pen or a leaky marker, washing the article of clothing over and over may get you nowhere. Thankfully, an overnight soak in a bowl of milk and vinegar may just do the trick to break down the ink and save your clothes.
Over at Re-Nest, they propose removing offending ink stains from shirts and other clothing by soaking the stained cloth in a large bowl with two parts whole milk and one part white vinegar. Soak the item for a few hours -- overnight is best -- and then pull it out, hang dry, and then wash the item as normal.
The secret to the tip is not so much the combination of milk and vinegar, but the fact that both are fairly effective on their own at breaking down and lifting out ink stains. Combining the two simply increases the odds that your ink removal treatment will be more effective the first time around. Have you tried this trick before? Did it work for you? Share your experiences in the comments below.