Lately I’ve been going through a real slob phase. Several times this summer I’ve gotten drops of salad oil or marinara sauce on my shirt at lunch and have to go back to work for the rest of the day llooking like a pig.
Is there anything I can for an immediate fix? Other than keeping an extra shirt in my desk.
My room mate last year swore by Shout Wipes. She always carried a couple in her bag, and, though she spilled more things on herself than I did, never had stains on her clothes. I had the “eh, I’ll get it out later with Dawn and elbow grease” attitude. I ruined two of my favorite shirts that way.
I am in no way associated with the makers of Shout Wipes and am not compensated by them for this post.
I haven’t tried the other suggestions in this thread, but I keep a spray bottle of OxiClean[sup]TM[/sup] ready, and spray it well (depending on what kind of stain, maybe even several times) beginning right away, and usually several days before washing.
I actually managed to get an accidentally laundered-in :smack: tea stain out of a white knit top that I refused to throw out. Of course, I sprayed and sprayed for weeks and weeks.
I haven’t yet used the new OxiClean[sup]TM[/sup] liquid detergent, but I noticed it says not to allow it to dry on the fabric. Dissolved powder that has dried on the clothes has yet to cause me any problems. Of course, I doubt I’d do that with either silk or wool.