Stains from food

No 49/79

Always pour water on a stain from the back. That way you will rinse away any traces of marmalade/tomato sauce/apple pie. Hot water, swift hand and some serious dabbing works on most stains. Persistent stains? Here’s help!

You need:

A lemon and possibly liquid detergent.

How to:

Turn to your household friend the lemon. Wet the stain with cold water, rub it with a piece of juicy lemon, rinse off, dry and repeat until satisfied.

Still not good? Dab a little liquid detergent on the stain before you wash it and let it sit for a while. Hang dry only, bonus if the sun comes out to work its magic.

Always read the care label thoroughly before treating any stains. Make sure that the treatment won’t damage the fabric by testing a small amount somewhere less visible.