Packing for a Holiday

Swimming costume? Check. Sun cream? Of course! Stain removal powder? Well… We understand that you may want to keep packing light for this trip – and of course you can take care of stains as soon as you land back home, so here’s some fun tips to take your mind off the mess, and onto your holiday.


Packing your Bags

Before you even think of packing everything into your suitcase right away, it might be a nice idea to lay everything out first. This way, you can make sure you have everything in sight, but it also helps when thinking about what you may want to take out if there isn’t enough space. You’ll also want to think about maximizing suitcase space. Packing shoes and flip flops at the bottom of your suitcase - then packing around them means more space is saved. Oh, and a quick note, generally you can’t bring any liquids over 100ml with you in your flying hand luggage. Put everything in the hold if you can, and put any liquids in a sealable bag, wouldn’t want anything to stain after all…

On Holiday!

So you’ve touched down, and you’re sitting by the sea in a new swimming costume, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the sounds of the sea. Or you could be at the hotel, cocktail in hand, while the kids are taken care of with holiday activities. The last thing you’ll want to think about is stains. However, holidays can lead to a few spills. From sun cream splatting onto your top (which can cause light grease stains) to ice cream dripping onto your shorts, and even that cocktail getting spilled! On holiday there are a few stains you might not normally receive at home, and without cleaning right away they could be harder to get off, but follow our tips on how to deal with them below.

Stain Removal: Home and Away

Of course, if you get a stain on holiday then quickly work to clear away the excess with our tip for holiday clothes stains: take off the item, turn inside out and flush with cool or warm water (depending on the stain). Quick tip on common holiday stains: rinse oil stains with hot water, blood stains with cold water and tomato sauce stains with cool water.

Off the plane, and safely home, it’s time to take on those stains. Clothes (and stains) need a wash to get those dried-in stains out of your clothes. With Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder’s powerful formula some stains can be removed in just 30 seconds! Pre-treating is a simple and effective stain method, but what are the steps?

  1.       Inside every tub of Vanish Oxi Action Powder you’ll find a scoop. Simply mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop warm water, and stir well in the scoop.
  2.       Apply the mix to the stain, covering its surface but not much more.
  3.       Finally, using the underside of the scoop, rub the mix into the stain. The solution can only be left on for a maximum of five minutes before washing off, and putting in the washing machine..

There! That’s those stains hopefully taken care of. You can always run them through the wash again, or consult the stain solver if there are stains that just won’t come out on first wash. Have a happy, carefree holiday this summer - Vanish can take care of your stains when you’re home.