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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
fixed it for you

Hahahah!!!!

Best post ever, ya fuck.

But what should he do about washing sanforiZed jeans in an alyoominium warsh machine?
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Nope. Stick head into filling washer to check for optimal clothing cleaning temperature. Don't use a thermometer or your hand like some Mary, your face has more heat-sensing corpuscles than Dublin has bars. Keep head steadily in water until the spin cycle
Much more dramatic.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by klade View Post
I just started doing the laundry myself, my mom used to do it for me.

I have no idea how to do it. >_<

What's the best way to do the laundry that will keep clothes from fading and leave clothes in the best condition?

How do you do your own laundry? Please tell me step-by-step.

Thank you ^_^

edit: I have a washing machine and a dryer btw. I've heard that using a dryer is terrible for clothes though


However you do it, sit on top of the machine during the spin cycle. It's very special.

Anyone mind if I start a thread on how to tie my shoes. I mean, my mother taught me but she might not know the best way.
post #34 of 43
mana is a terrible musician fyi
post #35 of 43
Thread Starter 
So do you have to use fabric softener if you want to hang dry your clothes or not?! Someone please answer me! I even googled it and I couldn't find anything
post #36 of 43
Sorry to break the fun here guys but this guy is gonna cry if he doesn't get his answers, so here goes the routine you should always follow. Always separate colors, lights and darks. Use a stain stick on Collars and cuffs. Never apply water to a stain or you will set it into the cloth and it will never come out, no matter what you do. Always turn things inside out if it has delicate surface texture. Denim included. Use a detergent that is free of fragrance and bleaching agents. Always use cold water, except underwear, towels and bed linens, then use hot to kill those little creatures that crawl all over you during the night. Always hang dry "On Plastic Hangers" anything that you paid more than twenty bucks for. Wire hangers will leave rust stains. Machine dry towels and bed linens. Use a netted laundry bag to do all your knitwear, even cashmere. Use J&J Baby Shampoo or a good sweater soap like Eucalan (which we sell) and never use Woolite, it has Formaldehyde and bleaching agents in it. Never put a wet sweater in a hanger to dry. Always lie flat on a towel to dry. Regarding clothing that you would normally dry clean, If it isn't visibly dirty, just have the dry cleaner press only. We tend to dry clean our clothing more than necessary and your dry cleaner will not suggest this to you. Fabric softener is a waste of money, so that answers your question(s). OK Alright guys, he's all your again. And if any of you are interested, check in on me on Wednesdays at, http://www.facebook.com/GaryDrinkwat...9143512&ref=mf My Wednesday Style Advice. Join our Group!
post #37 of 43
I'm a terrible person. I just dump everything together into the washing machine. Colors and whites unless something like a new pair of jeans Things with dark colors, silkscreens, shiny beads (mrs's) or shirts with MOP buttons get flipped inside out. Use a cold wash, then everything goes into the dryer at low/med heat. I know... I only iron when collars or plackets happen to curl up really bad. The rumpled aesthetic is a godsend for me. When I do bust the ironing board out, then I'll go through and touch up a whole bunch of shirts. Dress shirts I wear with suits get professionally cleaned, although dry cleaners have messed up more high quality shirts than my washer-dryer home routine has on cheaper items. Go figure...
post #38 of 43
Uh... here's what I do. I have 4 seperate loads. 1. Whites and light greys only - hot water - believe me, this will keep your whites white, not yellowish. 2. Blacks only - medium water. I keep all my blacks seperate, otherwise my colors get darker. 3. colors - cold water 4. delicates like cashmere sweaters, silk, etc hand washed in a bucket and laid out to dry. I pretty much air dry or hang or lay flat EVERYTHING. I find the dryer DESTROYS my clothes, so only for basic t shirts and pajamas and such, I do a light dryer cycle and then take them out and let them finish air drying.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
my retarded landlord's machines eat my quarters faster than a skank at a peep show.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by klade View Post
I just started doing the laundry myself, my mom used to do it for me.

I have no idea how to do it. >_<

What's the best way to do the laundry that will keep clothes from fading and leave clothes in the best condition?

How do you do your own laundry? Please tell me step-by-step.

Thank you ^_^

edit: I have a washing machine and a dryer btw. I've heard that using a dryer is terrible for clothes though

separate out the laundry into:

whites, colors, reds, permanent press (jeans, dark socks, athletic wear, etc), hand wash items

hot wash for whites. add bleach
colors cold wash.
reds cold wash
perm press has separate perm press wash cycle
while waiting for laundry do the hand wash items.
pour water into basin (usually cold for delicates, knits, etc)
little bit of detergent.
gently maneouver your hands through the items.
drain.
fill in for final rinse.

flat dry for all items you deem important not to shrink and knits and delicate items. sweaters, wools, etc.
all others throw in at med cycle dry.
post #41 of 43
This isn't a stupid question and it's been asked a few times, obviously different people do laundry differently with different results, if you're going to be buying expensive clothes you might as well pay just as much attention to how you take care of them. I machine wash cheap clothes, if I care at all about them I seperate colours, whites & blacks, otherwise I just chuck them in the washer (beater clothes around the house not worth the extra water/time/etc. of seperating colours). I hand wash expensive/good clothes except for ones with sturdy fabric e.g: chambray, definitely hand wash knits in cold water, the way I hand wash is by 'kneading' the clothing in cold water + dishwashing powder and swishing them around a bit (don't knead delicate knits/fabrics just swish them around) and if there are any stains I might rub the fabric against itself lightly in those areas (if they are bad stains I use an oxyclean powder mixed with water, let it sit for 5 min then wash as normal). To rinse I just fill the basin with water and run the clothes through it for rinsing, if the water is soapy or grey I empty the basin again, refill, and rinse again, it's really not that hard.
post #42 of 43
Well look at the big brain on Brad(s)!

This thread has really redeemed itself. I has just lernt sum things. Wow!
post #43 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your tips, guys
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