My Laundry Question
Really bad tobacco stains on my expensive cotton and linen clothing.
Share a Little Background Info
I have just lost some weight and pulled my smaller clothes out of the closet to find horrible tobacco smoke stains. I smoked in my bedroom for one year until I realized the smoke was staining my bedding; I went back outside to smoke. It never occured to me that the smoke was going into my closet, so the stains have been in for about four years. I just graduated from college and need these clothes for interviews and work. Please, can you suggest a gentle but sure way to remove the stains from my no iron and linen colored shirts.( And, yes, my next project is to stop smoking.)
Thank you for any suggestion.
- The whites I soaked in oxy clean, but will need another application. With the colored linens, I hesitate to use oxy. I've always been very careful with my clothes. Outter wear I take off and hang up as soon as i get home, immediately spot clean if necessary, wash in Woolite and hang to dry. My point is that i don't want to further damage these clothes.
Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)
cotton, no-iron cotton, and linen--all colored.
Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry, says:
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