How to Clean Work Uniforms

Work uniforms are meant to keep employees looking put together, clean and ready to work.
Some jobs are apt to result in soiled uniforms.Some jobs are apt to result in soiled uniforms.
A dirty or wrinkled uniform reflects badly on both the company and the employee. Unfortunately, many jobs which require a uniform also require employees to perform tasks that may result in clothes becoming soiled. Keeping work uniforms clean can be a challenge, but if you remember a few guidelines you'll be prepared with clean work clothes every day on the job.

Step 1

Place stain remover on stains as soon as you get them on your uniform. This stops the stain from setting on the clothes. This may be impossible at some jobs. If so, use stain remover on stains as soon as you get home each evening.

Step 2

Separate dirty clothes into whites and darks in the laundry bin. Always wash these clothes separately so colors don't run together.

Step 3

Place mild detergent and half a cup of vinegar in the washing machine with clothes. Vinegar removes odors and acts as a fabric softener. Set the machine to wash with warm or hot water to remove bacteria from the uniform. Let the uniform run through the wash cycle.

Step 4

Move uniform from the washer into the dryer once the wash cycle is complete. Set the dryer to "tumble dry." Heat from this setting helps remove any remaining bacteria in the clothing.

Step 5

Remove the uniform from the dryer and lay each clothing item flat. Use an iron and ironing board to remove wrinkles from your uniform. Set the iron to the setting appropriate for the fabric type.

Step 6

Hang clothes to avoid wrinkles. Run a lint-remover over the clothes before wearing, if needed.

Things You Will Need

  • Stain remover
  • Mild detergent
  • Vinegar
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Lint-remover

About the Author

Matt Scheer began writing professionally in 2005. His work has appeared in "The Daily Texan" and "The New York Tribune." Scheer holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history, both from the University of Texas. He is also a certified Yoga teacher and Web designer.