One way to make washing work clothes at home a little bit easier is to do a bit of at-work spot treating. Here are some examples:
- If you work in construction or other another physical labor job, in addition to dirt and dust, you may have blood stains on your clothes. According to some online sources, these tips may help simplify the cleaning process for when you get home.
- Ice: Grab an ice cube and hold it on the stain for a minute or two until fully saturated, and then use a clean, dry cloth to blot some or all of the spot.
- Window cleaner: Find some window cleaner and do the same as with the ice—by creating a just-in-time pretreat stain process.
- If you work as a mechanic or in a related field, grease and oil stains are just part of the job. Try these pretreat tips for washing work clothes at home.
Cornstarch: Pour a decent amount of cornstarch on a greasy spot. This will absorb the grease and then you can use a spoon to wipe away the grease-filled powder. At home or at the local laundromat, apply your stain remover and toss the item of clothing in the washer on warm by itself or with the rest of your work garments.