I’m the type of person that takes into consideration what I’m wearing before I choose what type of cuisine I will eat for lunch!
If I’m wearing silk I will stare clear of Udon Noodle Soups or Laksa as no matter how carefully if sip and suck the noodles – splatters are inevitable! (and terribly hard to remove!)
If I’m wearing whites or light colours I’ll be more inclined to eat sushi – which I know won’t make a mark if my chopsticks do me a disservice and I (typically) drop my spicy tuna roll!
Because my lunch so often manages to find its way onto my clothing I have rules to maintain cleanliness.
Which I can break if I wear all black – black disguises even the messiest of Mexican mishaps!
The other maintenance ordeal I insist on is a good washing regime.
With WHITE being such a statement colour this season, it’s important to wear the trend in all it’s freshness and maintain it’s brightness.
Watch what you order for lunch & wash your white appropriately!
Here’s a few tips on how…
(1) Sort clothing carefully.
Wash white clothes separately to prevent color transfer.
(2) Do not overload the washer.
Detergents loosen soil but there must be enough space and water for the soil to wash away rather than redeposit on clothing.
(3) Treat stains immediately.
Follow stain removal guidelines for fabric types and type of stains.
Do not automatically use chlorine bleach even on cotton fibers because overuse can cause yellowing .
An oxygen-based bleach is usually safer.
(4) Never dry a garment that still has a stain. It can become permanent.
(5) Dry white clothing and fabrics outside .
The ultraviolet rays will help to brighten and whiten the garment.
If clothing is dingy or gray, use a color remover to brighten the fabric. Or, try old-fashioned bluing to restore brightness.