While ironing silk sarees never move the iron in back and forth motion as it can lead to stretch in silk fabric which can destroy the shape
Adding soap nuts (ritha) in water and then soaking cotton sarees will condition the sarees and keep it fresh for long.
Linens become softer with each wash. They should washed in low temperature and mild detergent.
To retain the shine of the zari, Do not spray perfume directly on the fabric !
Wet the stain areas with water and apply a thick coat of white toothpaste over the stains on both sides of the fabric. Hang the saree to dry for 3-4 days. Now wash off the toothpaste.
If the stain is completely gone, then good.
If the stain is lighter, but still visible, repeat the process until the stain vanishes. Most oil, turmeric and other food stains can be completely removed from white clothes in this manner, without causing any discoloration to the fabric. Use a toothpaste containing bleach for better effect.
- Place the stain area of the saree on a white tissue paper, with the stain side down.
- Dab the stain with a mild soap, using a clean white cloth. Let the soap sit on the stain for 10 minutes.
- Press the stain area with a clean white cloth. The lipstick and soap will seep into the paper towel underneath. Now replace the paper towel quickly. If not, the lipstick will spread on it, and may stain the saree back. Repeat this as long as the lipstick seeps into the paper towel.
- Rinse and wash the saree as you would normally do, in cold water.
- If some stain remains, repeat steps 2-4.
- Dry the saree only after the stain is fully gone.
Toothpaste is a great silver shiner. Rub it on your jewellery and wipe it off with cloth.