Clothes & Accessories
Be careful not to wash a freshly stained item in hot water without first attempting to remove the stain. Heat can set a fresh stain. Apply detergent pre-treatments and then wash garments immediately or rinse it out completely to avoid discoloration.
Keep a stain removal stick in your purse or glove box to treat protein-based stains as they occur.
Never use liquid chlorine bleach in the wash if you plan to use vinegar in the rinse; use oxygen bleach instead. The combination of chlorine and vinegar can create noxious fumes.