First Aid for Stains

7 ways to treat stains with cupboard staples – you don't need expensive products that leave soapy chemicals in your furnishings. Act fast and you will not leave a stain.

1. Egg yolk: Treat a coffee stain

How to do it:

Mix an egg yolk with lukewarm water and rub into the stain. Let set for a minute or two and rinse with water. Watch that tough stain disappear!Egg yolk: treat a coffee stain How to do it: Mix an egg yolk with lukewarm water and rub into the stain. Let set for a minute or two and rinse with water. Watch that tough stain disappear!

2. Salt: Remove Blood Stains

How to do it:

If you're chasing little ones around all day, you might be prepared with snacks and band-aids, but you've probably found yourself wondering how to get stubborn blood stains out of clothes. Easy! Just immerse the item in cold (very important) water and sprinkle it heavily with salt. Finally, scrub with bar soap and rinse.

3. Soda water: Get red wine out of a carpet

How to do it:

If just the thought of a spilled glass of red wine on your carpet is sending you into a tizz, don't panic. The carbonation in soda water works wonders as a stain lifter, and doesn't require much manual labor on your part.

If the stain is fresh, absorb extra moisture by first blotting the area with a clean, dry cloth. Next, apply a small amount of soda water to the stain and allow it to fizz for 15 to 25 minutes. Gently blot the area with a damp sponge and absorb excess liquid with a clean, dry cloth

4. Vinegar: Water and dish soap: remove sandwich blunders

How to do it:

If you've got kids, you know that mustard stains are the bane of a lunchtime sandwich. If that delicious condiment happens to drip somewhere it shouldn't, relax. Simply combine half a teaspoon of dishwasher soap with a half-cup of water and a capful of white vinegar. Treat the stain with the mixture, rinse and launder

5. Baking soda: Remove stubborn grease stains

How to do it:

After cooking a feast, grease stains are the last thing you want to deal with. Pre-treat the stains with a baking soda paste (mix with a bit of water) and then sprinkle a bit more to the wash load. Grease stains are gone!

6. Baby powder: Remove grease from wallpaper

How to do it:

You've spent a fortune on beautiful wallpaper for your kitchen, but grease stains are taking the life out of it. No problem. Apply baby powder to a clean powder puff, rub onto the stained area, and watch the spot disappear.

7. Mayonnaise: Treat water rings on wood

How to do it:

Apply mayonnaise to a damp cloth and rub gently into the rings. Once the ring is removed, buff the entire wood surface. It may sound like a big mess, but your coffee table will thank us.

However, if these don't work, then it's time to call out the professional carpet and upholstery cleaners, but these cupboard staples should always be your first port of call.

The Author:

SleepHaven are a professional mattress, carpet and upholstery cleaning service who specialise in the removal of dust mites, allergens, bacteria and fungi from your mattresses, carpets and soft furnishings. We use eco cleaning "GREEN"and "ALLERGY FRIENDLY" cleaning solutions and are one of the first cleaning companies within Northamptonshire to become ECO Certified

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