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Five top tips for serving up your own spotless laundry at home this Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON is in full swing and fans are just as dazzled by the players’ tennis whites as their on-court talent.

Here are some top tips for serving up your own spotless laundry at home.

Five top tips for serving up your own spotless laundry at home[/caption]

STICK TO SINGLES: Keeping your whites totally separate from coloured fabrics is a game-changer.

Mixing colours can cause bleeding, dulling your bright whites, so take the time to fully separate garments with dark trims or tiny patterned sections.

GAME, SWEAT, MATCH: For stubborn marks or stains, such as sweat, pre-treat with stain remover and soak for at least an hour.

Pre-treating armpits, collars and cuffs will help whites stay spotless.

But you don’t need to splash out on pricey products.

Try Stardrops The Pink Stuff miracle remover, £1.50, Sainsbury’s.

Or you could use lemon juice, as its acidity can break down stains and restore brightness.

Mix half a cup with a sink of warm water and soak whites for an hour before washing as usual.

BAKE IN BRIGHTNESS: Adding half a cup of baking soda or white vinegar to your laundry can make a huge difference to how soft and vibrant your kit is.

Baking soda balances the pH level, which can make detergent more effective, plus it acts as a natural fabric softener.

White vinegar in the rinse cycle removes detergent residue and softens fabrics, so it is great for towels and sheets.

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COMMON FAULT: Overloading detergent is an easy mistake that can leave residue, making your whites look dingy.

Stick to the recommended amount to avoid build-up.

Washing powder is believed to keep whites bright, and a favourite is the budget Aldi Almat biological washing powder, £3.75 for 40 washes.

CATCH THE SUN: High heat can yellow your whites over time, putting you at a disadvantage.

Lower the heat setting on your dryer or, better yet, when the rain subsides, air dry your clothes.

The sun’s natural bleaching properties can help keep whites bright.

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