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Laundry expert shares four food cupboard essentials to remove clothes stains


THERE’S nothing worse than realising you’ve stained your favourite white top.

We end up getting into a frenzy trying to figure out how to salvage it – especially if we have no stain removers in.

Never worry about stains again


Never worry about stains againCredit: Getty

Thankfully, that won’t be the case any longer as one laundry expert has shared how to banish stubborn stains on white clothes using items in your food cupboard.

Christine, a laundry expert and the co-founder of Smart Sheep Dryer Balls, said it’s important to act fast to make sure your clothes don’t get permanently damaged.

She told the Express: “Coffee, wine, and grease leave ugly discolourations. With the right products and methods, you can avoid clothing catastrophes and keep your favourite white tees, button-downs, linens, and dresses looking brand new.” 

The laundry expert shared four cupboard essentials to tackle them – and some are as cheap as 10p.

White Vinegar

This multipurpose product is always raved about for cleaning and for good reason.

Whether you’re using it to descale a kettle or get stains out of clothes – it works for most issues.

To get stains out, saturate the effected area in the vinegar and use a clean towel to blot the stain.

Try not to rub the stain in and then put in the washing machine on a normal cycle.

Vinegar works great at tackling common stains such as deodorant marks, grass, mud and sweat.

You can buy 500ml of white vinegar for just £2 in B&Q.

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Shockingly table salt is also a powerhouse when it comes to removing stains such as grease, sweat, wine, grass and even blood.

To remove stains, pour a generous amount onto it and allow it to sit for around 15 minutes.

Blot the stain without rubbing and then rinse the item under cold water to remove the salt residue.

You can then pop it into the washing machine on a cool wash.

Christine added: “Table salt can help draw out liquid spills and deeply set stains. The abrasive grains of salt help scrub the stain, while the salt also draws out and absorbs liquid spills on contact.” 

It can be nabbed from Asda for just 65p.

Lemon Juice

Just like vinegar, lemon juice is naturally acidic and can tackle a whole host of stains.

Christine said: “Like vinegar, lemon juice provides natural acidity that breaks down stubborn stains on contact.” 

Use the same method as the vinegar to treat stains but be careful with certain fabrics as lemon can dye the fabric.

Delicate silk, wool and coloured fabric should be spot-tested first.

Lemons can be purchased form Sainsbury’s for 30p each.

Hydrogen Peroxide 

Last but not least, hydrogen peroxide is great to use on whites – especially for blood.

To use hydrogen peroxide to banish blood stains, rinse the fabric under cold water and apply the hydrogen peroxide.

Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes until it begins to bubble and then blot the excess liquid before washing on the coolest temperature you can.

It can be bought on Amazon for £4.99 a bottle.

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