Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 07 May 2013 Are stains a strain? Whether you’re the cleanest or most untidy person on the planet, at some point you’re going to stain something. Just relax – most common stains are easily removed. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid It's inevitable. Whether you’re the cleanest or most untidy person on the planet, at some point you’re going to stain something. And that something will be expensive. Just relax – most common stains are easily removed.Take action:A few general guidelines: always check the inside labels before washing a delicate item of any kind – some materials have very specific washing instructions; always wash in the hottest temperature allowed by the fabric's inner label; according to the severity of the stain and the nature of the fabric, soak the area for as long as possible before washing; if stains are stubborn, don’t give up – repeating the removal process will usually work.Tips on zapping everyday stains More in Lifestyle Women catching up fast with male alcohol use More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.