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How to remove stains from clothes: Homemade baking soda solution costs just 59 pence

Laundry stains can be difficult to remove, especially if it’s a grease or wine stain. Most homeowners would take a ready-to-use stain remover to remove stains. However, these can be expensive, ranging from £2 to ‘most important reason’ mice enter homes – ‘effective’ methods of deterring them up to £10.

On an episode of ITV’s This Morning, presenter Anthea Turner shared some of her household hacks.

One of her household tricks was to remove stains from white clothes.

Anthea used baking soda, also known as baking soda, and water to remove marks like grass stains from white clothes.

She said, “You make a little paste out of it like that – it looks like glue!” Then just dab it on the stain.

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The solution is a white powder that can be used to leaven bread and cakes such as fruit breads, gingerbread and chocolate cakes.

In cleaning, baking soda is often used in conjunction with white vinegar or lemon juice.

The acid breaks down the baking soda which releases carbon dioxide which helps remove dirt from surfaces and fabrics.

Homeowners can also put baking soda in the sink along with vinegar to help clear blockages.

However, baking soda should not be used to clean certain materials.

Antique silver, marble, ceramic, aluminum and gold-plated items should not be cleaned with baking soda.

Baking soda can be found at the back of most cupboards, but it loses potency over time.

This is because baking soda should be used within six months. The longer it is stored, the less potency it will have.