September 5, 2011 8:53 AM Subscribe
Bad idea? Soaking dress shirts in a bucket of water for a week at a time.
posted by beerbajay to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to avoid yellowing/sweat-stains on my new cotton dress shirts. Getting the sweat off the shirts as fast as possible seems like the best way to do this. I don't wear deodorant, so it's only sweat that's getting on the shirts. I live in an apartment building and can only wash things every 10 days or so.
My question is: can I leave shirts in water for days at time without damaging them in some way? Is there perhaps a better process than this?