But now it is time to get practical - how on earth do you get garlic sauce out of silk?
How to remove grease stains
Dropped pizza down yourself like Lily Allen? Classy bird you.
According to Cleanipedia, all you need to do to remove general grease stains is rub dishwashing detergent (preferably colourless) into the area with your fingers then remove it with white wine vinegar. Wash as normal.
How to remove vomit in your handbag
When throwing up in your bag makes more sense than being charged the £50 taxi clean-up charge (we've all been there. What? Just us?) first you must use soap suds to remove the actual vomit. Good old Fairy Liquid the rescue.
Thehairpin.com recommends then using a saddle soap to clean and soften the leather, meanwhile a strong odor remover meant for running trainers will tackle the smell.
How to remove chilli sauce stains
Dropped your kebab chilli sauce down your favourite top? What are the chances.
First, grab some kitchen roll and blot - never rub. Cover the stain in baking powder or talc, says ehow.com, leave for 15 mins. Rinse with cold water (hot will make it worse) before doing the same as the grease removal process. Wash as normal.
Spilled wine on silk
Red wine on silk - welcome to the holy grail of annoying stains. Quickly get a clean cloth, and blot with water. Rinse the cloth. Add some white wine vinegar and water and leave on the stain.
Every few minutes, remove the cloth, wash and reapply. Keep doing until the stain is fully lifted.