I’m traveling and I got a stain – help!

We are coming up on our last long weekend of the summer and many of us are getting ready to go somewhere by car, plane or train. If you plan ahead and you’re prepared, hopefully this won’t happen to you. Most of us only have stain emergencies at the very worst times! You’re in a plane somewhere over the ocean and you get food or wine or who knows what all over what can only be a white or very light colored outfit. The stain is not somewhere inconspicuous. This is the only outfit you have on your way somewhere very important and you can’t go looking like this. Help! What to do with very limited resources available?

First thing, get a napkin, only a white napkin or paper towel, assuming you don’t have access to a real towel. Colored paper napkins and some colored cloth napkins can bleed their colors when you get them wet. That would clearly not improve your situation at all! Wipe away any excess that you can off of your clothes to minimize the damage and the stain spreading. Then, try to dab the stained area with some water to hopefully break up and dilute your stain. You can always try to do this with your fingers if you don’t have any suitable napkins or towels. There are some fabrics that water can stain, such as some silks. Checking your tags right now could be a challenge, but as long as you aren’t wearing anything that says not to clean with water, you should be ok here. If you were lucky enough to remember your travel sized bottle of Roux Maison Stain Remover, your odds of success just improved greatly! Apply some directly to the stain and leave it.

Don’t stress about the stain now. Your chances of removing it completely just skyrocketed because you treated it quickly. Hopefully, it already looks a lot better. Roux Maison Stain Remover is safe to leave on your clothes until you get an opportunity to wash them. It will be fine for hours or even for days. When you can examine your stain and wash your clothes, make sure that you reference our amazing Roux Maison Stain Removal Guide. It’s great to print and keep next to your washing machine for reference, but it can also be a great help when you are traveling and have a stain emergency and need to know what to do.

Remember to keep a 1 ounce travel sized bottle of Roux Maison Stain Remover in your travel bag. It is re-sealable and could be the best thing you pack this weekend! Depending on how long you’re gone and where you’re going, bring a 1 ounce travel-sized bottle of Roux Maison Delicate Detergent and one of Roux Maison Swimwear Detergent too. They are tiny but they will last and last. If you are hand washing a bathing suit or bra in your hotel sink, you only need a couple of drops. I like to keep all 3 of these together in a zip top bag. If you are flying, the air pressure can make plastic bottles explode. Of course, there are worse things than having detergent or stain remover all over your clothes, but if you are just on your way out of town and haven’t worn anything yet, it is a hassle! I always keep another travel sized bottle of Roux Maison Stain Remover in my carry on bag, because that is usually when I’m in the most desperate need of it.

Machu Picchu – we can’t wait to see where you take it too!

(Roux Maison even traveled to the top of Machu Picchu – we can’t wait to see where you take it too!)

We wish you safe and stain free travels wherever you go. Don’t forget to stock up on Roux Maison travel sizes before your next trip so that you’re prepared for whatever stains find you! Because if they do, Roux Maison can help! Send us pictures of Roux Maison traveling with you. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!



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