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There is probably nothing worse than putting on your most fabulous new outfit and at the end of the day realising that you’ve managed to dump pretty much your entire dinner on it.

The fear of wasting a good outfit on a bad day is surpassed by the fear of wearing your new white jeans somewhere where red wine is being served. In efforts to help ease your worries, and if the worst has already happened, we found some resources for you.

These are some of the best ways to get the worst food stains out of your clothing.

Tomato based sauces:

Scrape off the excess sauce, then cover the stain with a layer of clear dish soap. Then cover it with white vinegar before putting it under cold water and gently rubbing out the stain.

Red wine:

Put some kitchen roll on a table and put the stained clothing on top, so the stain sits over the kitchen roll sheet. Then cover the stain with baking soda. Then add tonic water so it bubbles. Fold the clothing over and rub the fabric together with your fingers.

Chocolate:

Cover the stain with milk and leave sit for five minutes. Then rub the fabric together to remove the stain with your fingers before rinsing in cold water. Wring it out and pour two tablespoons of your usual laundry detergent onto the stain. Then rinse the stain out.

Soy sauce:

Blot the stain to remove excess sauce. Cover the stain with white vinegar and use a cotton bud to work it into the stain. Then add some laundry detergent before handwashing under cool running water.

If you find yourself with more unusual stains that you just don’t know what to do with, then check out this helpful little infographic.

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Living in our own home and taking care of yourself can be a bit of a drag, especially if mummy used to do all the work for you. And, unfortunately, cleaning up has got to be one of the worst things that comes with living away from home.

So, to help you get rid of those stains that you keep trying to hide, try these tips:

Getting rid of water marks
Use a little petroleum jelly, like Vaseline to get rid of these bad boys. Simply rub it onto the stain leave it for a day and wipe away.

Carpet stain
Put a little whitening toothpaste onto an old toothbrush, rub into the stain and rinse away with cold water. This also works on clothes.

Rust
Moved into a new apartment and noticed a little rust on the bath? Well, simply use some coca cola. Dab a little onto a sponge and use a little elbow grease to get off the rust.

Blood stains
Blood can be a nightmare to get off but you can try this trick – rub a little salt onto the area to loosen the stain and then pop it in the washing machine.

image via Pinterest

 

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