• To prevent colours from running, soak the garment in salt water for 10 minutes before washing it.
  • Nappy washing
    • Stains disappear if you dry the nappies on the lawn or even on a plant, perhaps the extra oxygen exhaled by the plant helps.
    • Half an hour of sunshine is enough to disinfect the nappies.
    • Ironing takes care of any further fear of germs.
    • If washing in a machine the temperature setting can be raised to effectively disinfect the nappies.
  • Stain Removers
    • To remove ice cream stains clean with a sponge dipped in borax solution.
    • Curry stains on clothes can be removed by applying white toothpaste to it and washing after two hours.
    • Ink stains can be removed with a slice of tomato.
    • Sprinkle talcum powder on ink stains before washing off with soap and water.
    • Ball pen ink marks can be removed easily with nail polish remover.
    • To remove ironing stains from garments apply a little salt over the area and wash.
    • Cuffs and collars, if turned inside out before being put in a washing machine, get cleaned very well.