When it comes to removing stains, Self.com turned to laundry experts Gwen & Lindsey.   The Laundress cofounders explained the first step to treating stains is to use a dull edge to scrape off the stain or blot the problem area with a clean paper towel or cloth to remove most of it. Then, apply a little amount of product—a soft-bristle cleaning toothbrush gives you good control over the amount. If a ghost ring still appears, flush the area really well with cool water to get all of the suds out. Otherwise, you’re good to pretreat the stain. 

Read the full story here for other tips and tricks the Self editors hold dearly to remove their toughest stains.