How to Clean a Sweaty Baseball Cap

Hi! I want to clean up my baseball cap without ruining the fabric or construction of the cap (the bill). Thanks,Sweaty in Sweetwater Hey there, I wasn’t expecting the level of research that it would take to answer this question. There are so many variables when it comes to baseball cap construction. Not only do you have … Read more

The Ugly Truth About Set-In Stains

Dear Home-Ec 101, How do you get out set-in stains, especially in clothes?They have been there a while. I don’t want to have to throw these tops out. Signed,Teresa the Terse in Terra Haute Heather says, I wish I were more comfortable on camera. Sometimes long answers, like those about set-in stains, are better heard than … Read more

Why Do the Armpits of my Shirts Always Turn Blue or Black?

Dear Home-Ec 101,A couple of months ago, blue stains started appearing in the armpits of my light colored shirts, and on the darker shirts, there were even darker, but more normal looking, stains after the shirts were washed. At first, I thought the issue was the natural deodorant I had started using, but even after I switched … Read more

What Causes Spots on Clothing?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I saw your email reply to someone asking why they were getting grease-like stains on their clothing after washing them.  Your reply said it was from a liquid fabric softener.  The problem is I don’t use fabric softener, and I get these grease like spots on my clothing quite regularly.  I cannot … Read more