The best defense against stains is information -- knowing how to attack a particular spot before it sets permanently into the fabric. Since there are so many kinds of stains, each with its own best cleaning method, it's difficult to memorize them all. That's where this convenient "first aid" chart comes in: It's a comprehensive listing of stains, from grease to ink, along with advice on how to handle them for both washable and nonwashable items. Martha laminated her chart and hung it on the wall in her laundry room, where she refers to it whenever she needs to. You can download the chart and print it out. Your local copy shop will be able to laminate the chart for you.