So last night, I hand washed a shirt for the first time in my life. I was having ice cream with a friend and some dripped on my shirt before I could lick it or otherwise prevent gravity from succeeding in its task to pull the delicious, chocolate dairy substance to the earth.
So, a sink full of cold water, some laundry detergent, and a half-hour of diligent soaking and gentle scrubbing found the stains pretty much gone entirely. The shirt is now hanging up drying and probably become as stiff as a board from it, but clean and without blemish.
Not bad for a bachelor, huh?