How to keep clothes clean while traveling
We’ve all been there. You’re about to leave your hotel for an important meeting or sightseeing when you spill your coffee or dribble toothpaste on the front of your shirt.
At home it’s simply a matter of changing your outfit, but on a business trip or family getaway it’s not so easy. Follow our simple tips and your laundry will be the last thing you need to worry about on your next getaway.
Skip Natural Fibers
Cotton and wool can take forever to dry. Instead, choose quick-drying clothes made from travel-friendly fabrics such as microfiber and polyester/spandex blends.
Bonus: Garments made specifically for travel are often lightweight, so your luggage will be lighter too.
Treat on the Go
Treat small stains right away. The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to remove, so stash a few pocket-size stain removers in your purse or briefcase. The Tide to Go Stain Remover combines a powerful cleaning solution with a microfiber pad that lifts and absorbs stains.
Pack a Portable Laundry Room
Transform any hotel bathroom into command central with a flat rubber sink stopper, a few clothespins, and a travel-size laundry detergent that is conveniently premeasured for washing small batches of clothing.
Tuck a Laundry Bag into Your Luggage
Use it to separate dirty laundry from clean clothes. Keep things smelling fresh by tossing in a scented fabric-softener dryer sheet, such as Downy Clean Breeze Fabric Softener Dryer sheets.
Brush with Caution
The titanium-dioxide powder that makes toothpaste white can leave unsightly residue on clothing. Water and detergent can easily remove the marks, but save the hassle by simply brushing your teeth before getting dressed.