ALCOHOL: Soak white articles in diluted bleach, rinse and wash.
BLOOD: Soak article in ½ litre of cold water and 1 teaspoon salt for 1 hour.
COCOA and COFFEE: Sponge with solution of 15g borax to ½ litre warm water.
DOGS: Immediately sprinkle soda water on stains from urine.
EGGS: Rinse in water in which a little borax has been added.
FRUIT: Sprinkle thickly with salt; leave a while then rinse, or pour boiling water through stain.
GRAVY: Treat with carbon tetrachloride; then wash in warm, soapy water.
HOT WATER MARKS: On polished tables, rub on a paste of sweet oil and salt; leave for a while and polish.
ICE CREAM: Wash in warm soapy water and rinse, then treat with carbon tetrachloride.
JAM: Scrape off as much as possible and sponge with warm water.
KEEP stain removers handy in kitchen.
LIPSTICK: Treat with carbon tetrachloride.
MILK: Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and treat with grease solvent.
NAIL VARNISH: Rub with cotton wool soaked in methylated spirits. Rub from outside towards centre.
OIL: Place brown paper over stain; iron over to draw out the fattiness. Continue moving the oiled paper and iron until paper is clear.
PAINT: Wet paint rubbed first with Vaseline, then with benzene.
QUITE the most novel idea: Before pouring liquids wind a pipe cleaner around neck of bottle to prevent stains on cloths.
RUST: Rub with lemon and put in sunlight for a few hours then rinse.
SCORCH MARKS: Rub in a little dry borax and sponge with warm soapy water.
TEA: Sponge with solution of 15g borax to half litre warm water.
UPHOLSTERY: Soak cloth in detergent, ring out, rub stain gently. Rinse with cold water.
VARNISH: Rub with a mixture of equal parts of benzene and alcohol. Cover marks with French chalk; leave for a few hours and brush off.
X marks the spot which will disappear with correct handling.
Y did we get that stain?
ZANY guests make parties gay but stains galore.