Get rid of tough stains with things you already have at home

By Drum Digital
11 February 2015

Here are some things you have in your home that you can use to make your laundry sessions easier.

There are few things more tedious than having to get rid of tough stains.

The queen of housekeeping, Martha Stewart, has a few tips and tricks on how to take care of those pesky marks.

Corn flour

Sprinkle an oily stain with corn flour. Wait 10 to 15 minutes and then scrape it off.

Dab stains softly, never rubbing or pressing hard, using cool water.

This will lighten and/or remove most spots.

Lemon

Lemons can help whiten linen.

Fill a pot with water and a few slices of fresh lemon and bring the water to a boil.

Turn off the heat, add linens and allow soaking for up to an hour.

Wash as usual after this is done. For extra brightening, spread them out in the sunlight to dry.

Bicarbonate of soda

Bicarbonate of soda serves as aneffective cleaner, deodorizer and fabric softener.

Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of water and apply directly to the stain.

White vinegar

White vinegar cuts grease, softens water and whitens fabrics when added to the rinse water. Add vinegar to the first rinse so it can be washed out. Depending on the size of the load, add anywhere from 1/8 cup to 1/2 cup.

MARTHA STEWART

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