I’ve become an expert at cleaning my darling Manny’s football jersey. Honestly, I don’t know how it gets so filthy because he doesn’t see much playing time. He spends most games on the sidelines goofing around with that buddy of his – Slam, I think his name is? – but I’m still oh so proud of him!
Anywho, learn how to remove stains with my 4 top notch tips for cleaning dirty jerseys.
1) Wash that uniform lickety split.
Oof, the smell could peel the paint! Get rid of that horrible, sweaty smell quickly by pouring 1 cup of vinegar in the bleach dispenser of your washing machine. Then launder as usual. No need to fret – your jersey won’t smell like a jar of pickles!
2) Defeat those stubborn grass stains.
Through the years, I’ve perfected a homemade scrub recipe. Mix ¼ cup of white sugar and just enough water to create a paste. Rub the sugar scrub into the grass stain, and then toss that jersey into the washing machine.
3) Put dirt in the dust.
Here’s the skinny on getting dirt stains out… First, remove as much of that pesky dirt as you can by scraping in the direction of the fabric. Next, soak the stain with a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar and 3 tablespoons of salt. Let this sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Once the stain is gone, wash as normal.
4) Wash with Culligan water.
I saved the best for last! Hard water is rough on all of your washable fabrics, so we installed a Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener in our house. The softened water helps the clothes last longer. Plus, it keeps whites whiter and colors bursting with brightness. That’s why my Manny looks so handsome out there in his jersey!