I Should Have Learned This Somewhere
July 5, 2012 12:53 PM Subscribe
How do people keep their light-colored clothing nice?
posted by amicamentis to clothing, beauty, & fashion (34 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
This question is exactly as simple as it looks - I feel like a complete beginner to the world of light-colored clothes. I've stuck with black and darks for as long as I've done my own laundry.
I wore a pair of khakis the other day and of course, at lunch, splattered lentils on them and had to quickly get to the bathroom with soap and water. Do most people have the problems I seem to with stains/dirt/food? How do most people deal with it? What is the most effective way?
Are khaki pants, for example, completely ruined if a largish oil-based stain happens on the front? What do people do when they are at work and can't take off their pants?
Are there different levels of cleaning for different layers of light? For example, I know people bleach white clothes. How does this not ruin the next batch of black clothes that go through the washer? Can you bleach 'lights' or just whites?
Really, I need a light clothes primer. Help, Metafilter!