To protect your investment in washable clothing and linens, it's always wise to promptly and correctly treat stains and other common laundry problems.
This article addresses general home laundry, how to best remove stains, the treatment for other common laundry problems, and treating specific tablecloth stains.
If a fabric is marked dry clean only, blot off excess stain and take the garment to the cleaners as soon as possible. Always point out stains and spots so they can be marked for special professional cleaning.
If a fabric is washable and you need to tackle a stain, browse our helpful tips on the following page.
Keep the following products on hand in the laundry area. Brand name examples are given when available. Note that all products should be kept out of the reach of children on upper shelves or in locked upper cabinets. Never leave any of these product packages on the washing machine; drips could damage machine surfaces.
Here is a list of common laundry problems, their typical causes, and a recommended solution to handle each one.