You only need £4 and one product to remove grass stains with this Mrs Hinch-approved hack

The Queen of getting things clean helps families out with her money saving trick for getting rid of tough marks

kids with grass stained clothes and drop in of Mrs Hinch
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Mrs Hinch fans have shared her fool-proof way of getting rid of tough grass stains on clothes - and you'll need just £4 and one product.

Many families might be familiar with how to get stains out of school uniform. But with the summer holidays in full swing and kids having more time to play, aside from getting rid of suncream stains there's bound to be some grass and mud to tackle as well when it comes to doing the laundry.

The British influencer Mrs Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, whose Instagram account features tips for home cleaning, has come to the rescue for families looking to rid their sports and clothing whites of the pesky green marks.

One mum who was struggling to banish them after her son got them all over his football kit sought help from fellow 'Hinchers' (the nickname given to cleaning fanatics that follow Mrs Hinch's tips) in the Facebook group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It.

She asked the group, "My son had his new white t-shirt on yesterday and another child pulled him across the grass. How can I get these stains out?"

And the 'Hinch Army' (a moniker given to a group of Mrs Hinch fans) were keen to help out, suggesting that a tub of Vanish Gold Oxi Action would do the trick.

And it's currently price locked at £4 in Sainsbury's (470g) or a bigger tub 850g is on offer at Ocado for a fraction of the RRP - but be quick...

Vanish Gold Oxi Action - was £13, now £6.50 |

Vanish Gold Oxi Action - was £13, now £6.50 |

This offer is available until 15th August. Save half on this Oxi Action Crystal White formula which makes your whites even whiter after 50 washes. Remove stains with ease and eliminate odours whilst giving your laundry a hygiene boost in-wash. It even removes stubborn stains in a cold wash (30C).

And other users have praised the product. One mum said, "I have messy twin toddlers and two older children that get stains on their clothes all the time.

"Once a month I fill the bath tub with hot water and add a whole tub of vanish gold and a full bottle of thick bleach, stir it well and dump all stained clothes in there and leave them for at least 24 hours, then take them all out and wash on a 60° cycle.

"The results are amazing!! The water is left filthy but the clothes return to looking as fresh as when I brought them."

Trousers with grass stains on

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And she's not the only one, another parent advised, "Vanish, soak it for six hours I got all my sons works stuff cleaned from deodorants and other stuff that discoloured them wouldn’t use anything else."

Meanwhile, some parents recommended Elbow Grease which is available to buy in supermarkets and on Amazon.

Here on Goodto, we've got plenty more cleaning hacks and decluttering tips, like these 55 cleaning hacks that tidy every part of your home,  or these 19 Mrs Hinch hacks you can try at home too.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)