Don’t use wire hangers, (Sounds like a line from Mommy Dearest) but it’s true. We should also wash our jeans with vinegar and NEVER put salt on those wine stains: This is all according to a former Buckingham Palace Lady’s Maid. A real-life Anna Bates, head housemaid from Downton Abbey, Alicia, 37, has now written a book divulging the best-kept below-stairs fashion secrets direct from the royal household, it’s called, Wardrobe Wisdom from a Royal Lady’s Maid by Alicia Healey…How corny am I but I plan on putting this on my Christmas wish list!
Here is her tip on how to remove a grease-based stain from say butter, salad dressing or suntan lotion
Treatment: Scrape off solid parts. Soak up excess moisture with kitchen paper. Sprinkle with baking powder or baby powder to absorb the oil. Shake off and apply liquid detergent, then leave for a few minutes. Machine wash.