Emergency Spot Cleaning

April 9, 2013

Emergency Spot Cleaning

A few days ago, I was sitting outside and enjoying a turkey sandwich from a local deli when a few drops of juice from the tomatoes fell onto my wool trousers. 

This is far from the first time i’ve been irresponsible while eating food. When I had a job that required me to travel almost weekly for half a year, stains would inevitably find their way to my clothing while I was hours away from being able to rush the garment to my dry cleaner or treat the stain myself at home. 

One of the most important thing you learn about stains and how to remove them is to treat the stain as quickly as possible. It’s for this reason that I started carrying around a Tide-to-Go pen. For the past few years, I’ve always kept one in my briefcase and this thing is nothing short of magic. 

Place a small amount of its liquid solution on the stain, apply friction and let it dry. It’s worked for me on wool and cotton (fortunately, I haven’t had to test it on silk just yet) and in just a few minutes, too. 

The only stains I’ve found it doesn’t work so well on were oily grease stains, which the product’s website openly admits. Regardless, for a few bucks it’s worth having around if you’re a bit of a messy person.


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