There are some stains that will just not go. Whether it is grass stains from that stretch where you sat or some spilled wine on your favourite cocktail dress, stains do really leave a mark. However, not all hope needs to be lost, here are some of the trickest marks that can be busted with just 10 easily available household items.
Ice cubes: Candle wax and chewing gum can both be tricky to remove but ice cubes can help freeze sticky stains so that they become brittle enough be picked or scraped.
Toothbrush: Old toothbrushes are perfect for scrubbing mould stains from tricky to reach cracks and corners while new ones can brush powders off oily stains.
Rubber gloves: They are perfect to remove pet hair from sofas or car upholstery.
Soda water: It is perfect for forcing pigment-based stains such as red wine out of fabrics.
Nail polish remover: It can be a fast-acting way to remove stains, as long as it's small.
Blunt knife: Ideal for scraping off any solid or bulky part of a stain. However one has to take care not to scratch or damage the surface.
Paper towels: Apart from cleaning up spills, and soaking up water-based stains, paper towels can also be used to tackle dried candle wax....