Just one rogue tissue left in a pocket can leave your entire load of washing covered in tiny white specks, which can seem practically impossible to remove.
It happens to the best of us, and there's a number of 'hacks' online that claim to be the best way to get tissue out of clothes using vinegar, aspirin or your tumble dryer.
But some of these methods aren't that safe and could damage your clothes or the environment.
Take a look at our video below to find out what we'd recommend or read our step-by-step instructions. Plus find out what to do if you use too much detergent and how to make your clothes smell their best.
Some websites recommend soaking your washing in vinegar to remove tissue lint, but vinegar can damage the rubber seal on your washing machine and vinegar isn't suitable for delicate clothes.
Avoid putting tissue-covered clothes in the tumble drier too, as this can be a fire risk.
Laundry detergent can give your clothes a clean and fresh scent, but too much of it can leave your clothes feeling slimy or sticky after a wash.
Sometimes detergent stains can occur if your machine hasn't properly rinsed the load. Make sure to check your clothes for stains while wet - dried washing powder can be hard to remove.
To remove excess detergent, we recommend soaking the item of clothing in a bowl with a solution of one cup of vinegar to four cups of water (skip the vinegar if your item of clothing is delicate, for example silk or wool). Leave the clothes to sit for a few hours before washing on a warm cycle and rinsing.
To prevent future staining incidents, try to avoid using too much detergent in your washes, and make sure you're using the correct detergent for your clothes and washing cycle.
If you suspect the problem lies with your washing machine, check that your detergent tray and water pump aren't blocked. And take care not to overload the barrel, as this will restrict the detergent draining.
Leaving your clothes in your washing machine for longer than eight to twelve hours risks them becoming smelly and growing mildew, so we'd always recommend removing clothes as soon as possible after washing them.
Here's some other ways you can ensure your laundry smells great after washing: