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The awful tomato stain and my little victory over it

Let’s start with a few facts. I am a normal person, working and living in central London, in a rented flat, which turned out to be my so lovely home, my one and only indeed. And, yeah, I am a huge lover of Italy – its culture, history, amazing spirit, impressive architecture and last but not least it magnificent cuisine that delights all the senses – all of these I adore. Completely logically I eat Italian meals far too often, because their tastes are to be remembered and these sweet memories of pizza, lasagne and pasta – all so delicious, make me want to cook something so Italian every evening, or order something from the hundreds amazing spaghetti-1392266_640Italian restaurants in the city in those nights I am too tired to stay for so long in the kitchen, preparing dinner. However, it’s all good till now. And then the nightmare happens – somehow I spill a part of this same unique Italian meal, and as we all know every pizza, pasta, spaghetti, bruschetta or another truly traditional thing contains tomatoes, a lot of them. And here, my friends, the flawless happiness is ruined, and so is my carpet. And for a person who lives in a rented property and will have to pass an end of tenancy cleaning inspection at some moment, this is the hell itself. But recently I found out how I could cope with this more than unpleasant situation and I am impatient to share with you.

As always in life, here the key is hidden in the simplicity. Mix one tablespoon of hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water and then apply this on the stain, scrubbing deeply. Blot until the liquid is absorbed and repeat the whole procedure several times, till the stain is all gone.