We’ve all been there. Chocolate on white pants, Bolognese sauce on that lovely new t-shirt, or mud smudged all over your hiking gear. So perhaps you’re wondering how to properly wash clothes now they’ve been properly dirtied. Well, clothes that have been soiled with food or similar need an extra step before throwing them into the laundry basket.
To prevent staining, removing as much of the food as possible can work wonders. Then give your clothes a refreshing soak in the sink or in a clean bucket, adding a stain removal detergent or just on their own. Depending on what kind of substance you’ve spilled, you may need warm or cold water. Sometimes warm water will set a stain so make sure you check if you’re not certain! Once your clothes have soaked for a while, wring them out and just pop them on a normal wash. Simple!