Once you get home, do the following:

  1. Soak garment in a solution of color safe bleach and warm water prior to machine washing to retain the crisp white hue.
  2. Treat the stain with a pre-treater (like Oxi-Clean) or use an in-wash stain removal booster to remove the stain.
  3. Wash the garment in the warmest water allowed by the care label.
  4. Recheck the garment for stains before placing it in the dryer. Do not dry until the stain has been removed to keep the stain from setting in.

While these may seem an awful lot to do for a stain, try to think of it this way: you will not only get to keep your favorite clothes around far longer, you’ll also be able to use your clothing allowance for other stuff.