stiff shirts

Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:43 pm

My SIL has given me a bunch of shirts he does not want anymore. They're real nice but they are starched so much it won't come out. I have washed them a few times with no luck. Still stiff.

Is there any way to get the starch out of these? :shock:



Re: stiff shirts

Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:50 pm

My better-half says to soak for a while in hot water. Then run thru the washer, using hot water. Then to dryer with fabric softener.

Let me know if it works. :{_}:

Re: stiff shirts

Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:35 pm

Thanks Mr. E.

I'll try that. I will get some fabric softener :)


Re: stiff shirts

Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Asked my wife the seamstress and she said to wash with white vinegar only not yellow vinegar. I guess white vinegar acts as a fabric softner and pulls the soap and creases out.
Hope this helps


Re: stiff shirts

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:43 pm

You could also try some baking soda. It is good for getting rid of sticky hairspray. Just dont use it when you use the vinegar. :mrgreen: Science experiment!!

Re: stiff shirts

Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:53 pm

I splurged and bought the 14 oz. bottle of white vinegar for .87, added the whole bottle to the hot water in the machine and ran the cycle. Then i ran another cycle with liquid Tide. Ithink 90% if the starch is gone now and the shirts are almost back to normal. I might spring for another bottle next time go to the store :D I will try the baking soda too Ellen.

Thanks everyone. 8) 8) 8)

Re: stiff shirts

Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Big Spend'Ah. :lol: Glad to know that worked for you.