Rub-a-Dub Sharpie Laundry Marker aka money-saver
I really do not like to ruin my clothing, especially newer pieces. The waste, the money--it all annoys me. So, when I saw the huge stain on my pants I wore to the ER, I was annoyed, to put it mildly. I know I felt something wet on my hand, something spilled on me by a tech or a nurse. I did not deliberately pick out my darkest and best pair of black pants to go to the ER. Believe me, just getting on a clean pair of pants that night was a feat. I was not dressing up for any hunky doctor.
The pants are black, but the pants look gray in the picture. Yes, they are the darkest pair of black pants I own. I just cannot photograph them. The main stain is about 3/4 inch long. The white part is really bright orange. Yes, there are some orange, smudgy places, too. Lovely!
My husband, now ex, would wear out the tips to his dress shirt collars. If they were dark, I would trim the frazzles from the tips and use a Sharpie marker, whatever color the shirt was. Through the years I rescued a blouse given to me with one stain and numerous other items. For forty-two years Sharpies have saved me money.
Do you save money by salvaging your "bleached" clothing by using a marker? Do you hate to ruin clothes as much as I do? Do you have a bleach stain coverup tip?