I'll go the oxy route and use a little Sodium Poborate (sp?) on my undershirts or white dress shirts when needed. Haven't had any issues, although I don't do it that frequently either...I usually just use a bit of Oxi-Clean or a generic equivalent -- any thoughts on that? I only use bleach once in a long while on my white undershirts and athletic socks.
One of these days I'll try this route. So far, Shout has been pretty effective in getting the stains out of collars and cuffs.The absolute best laundering instructions that I have ever received came from on the Kabbaz-Kelly & Sons customshirt1.com website. Using these instructions with the Octogon soap enabled me to resurrect a half-dozen shirts that had been relegated to garage or under-sweater duty.
I tried that on these shirts to no avail. Shout, bleach, assorted stain removers. Nothing worked. Octagon Soap is my new 'best laundry friend' (blf)! :icon_smile:One of these days I'll try this route. So far, Shout has been pretty effective in getting the stains out of collars and cuffs.
I have let them sit for a week (oops, forgot they were down there!). No problem. It seems to be OK as long as you keep them damp. I wrap them in old, undyed, plastic shopping bags. This was with white shirts. I don't know the long-term effect on colored shirts.Here's a question on the Kabbaz method:
If you can't do laundry every other day, what do you do? Can the shirts "soak" for longer? Could I build up my stockpile of soaped shirts through the week and do a load on the weekend?
I use the Octagon regularly now. Thinking back on the ressurecting of the shirts I recall that I also alternated with soaking them in denture cleaner. It took a week of back and forth but the shirts are back in rotation.Interesting. Maybe I'll try the Octagon soap before washing for now.