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How can I clean a moldy-smelling down comforter?

I left a damp down comforter sitting in the dryer for a couple of days, and now it has a gross moldy smell. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bobafet on Jul 28, 2014 - 16 answers

How do you get out of being upset/reconnecting after a fight

I find myself spiraling down in negative emotions occasionally and want to learn about actual skills to pull myself out before the fight gets meta and out of hand. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Jul 17, 2014 - 13 answers

IKEA Down Comforter Question: Will it get obliterated in the wash?

Last year, I bought a $20 synthetic MYSA STRA (warmth rate 1) comforter from IKEA. It fits perfectly inside my duvet, but it became a lumpy mess the first time it was washed. Granted, I only wash the comforter a few times a year, but still... it's a lumpy mess. I'm tempted to try the down MYSA VETE comforter, but I'm worried it'll also become a lumpy mess after one wash. I've never owned a down comforter before. Surely some of you own it. I'd appreciate any thoughts. Is it worth $90? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on May 6, 2014 - 21 answers

How do you cheer up when you're sad?

So I'm feeling miserable a lot lately. What do you do when you're feeling bad, to cheer yourself up? Restriction: Must be something I can do alone.
posted by EatMyHat on Apr 25, 2013 - 46 answers

Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work?

Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work? My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to the Eastern shore of Ct. for a variety of reasons mainly cost of living and seeking a closer knit community. Now that we have experienced a cold winter ( it's just starting!) we see that it isn't for us. Weather is a big deal and we thought we could handle it but the being stuck indoors, the layers of clothes, the desire to hibernate are all getting to us pretty quick. [more inside]
posted by privatechef on Jan 23, 2013 - 27 answers

I didn't think it was going to be difficult to find a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto).

I would appreciate any help in finding a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto). My wife has seen the offerings at MEC and several other sportswear chain stores but can't find what she wants. I have a freelance deadline to meet and can't afford to search blindly. Any good prospects between Yorkdale Mall and Queen St. W is good. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Dec 9, 2012 - 9 answers

What happened to the geese from my down comforter?

As I lay underneath my goose down comforter, I wondered what happened to the geese? [more inside]
posted by Brooklyn_Jake on Nov 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Living a more entrenched life

What does it mean to be committed to your life? How can you become committed to yourself? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

What to do with large two-trunk tree in garden?

I have a large tree with two trunks in my garden. What should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by oliverst on Aug 14, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I share my abusive childhood experience with my in-laws?

How do I "read in" my in-laws on my childhood physical/verbal abuse? My wife's immediate family is very close and I spend a fair amount of time with them (I see some of them weekly and all of them at least once a month). One part of my life that I've only shared with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend (in a very generic way) is that I was sadistically abused by both of my parents for a good portion of my childhood. This has created a barrier between us and while I've only heard whispers about it from my wife, I know they sense that I don't give them much in terms of who I am and what I'm feeling. I've known them throughout my relationship with my wife which started over 16 years ago, so there's a lot of history there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012 - 34 answers

Where to put the down..

Not asking for specific investment recommendations, but general "conventional wisdom" on how best to sock away money for a down-payment on a house. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Aug 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Who can help me with a broken Hyundai Elantra in Denver, CO, ASAP?

Stuck in Denver, driving across the country. My car (2001 Hyundai Elantra) decided that death was preferable to Oregon. Help! Chain mechanic has no idea what's up. If you live in Denver and have ever used a Hyundai dealership or know a good shop that works on them, help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jun 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Kenny f***n' Powers

Where can this most awesome of T-shirts worn by Kenny Powers be found?
posted by jimmereeno on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm going down to AskMeFi to get some answers

When do you say 'going down to X' and when do you say 'going up to X' in the context of geography? Do you have a system? For example do you say going up when you going North? For example we are going up to Sydney from Melbourne. Or do you use the rough height of the places? [more inside]
posted by sien on Jan 13, 2012 - 63 answers

Down vs. cotton vs. silk blanket/comforter

I own this down alternative comforter. It causes me to wake up with sweaty legs, so I'm looking for a replacement. This article recommends that people in my situation should go with silk or cotton instead of down. Is there an advantage to do that over just getting a thinner down comforter? Note: my bedroom ranges from 62-65 at night.
posted by lunchbox on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 answers

How to clean/desmell gasoline from a down jacket

I have a down jacket that appears to have something like petrol/gasoline on it (but I don't know where it came from) The instructions say 'no dry clean'. How can I get the smell out OR wash and dry the jacket. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Trying to track down a product advertised on tv.

Need help looking for a product in a commercial (rubber strap)... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 30, 2011 - 2 answers

We started with sex. Then liked each other a lot. Now how do we slow down?

I met a girl from a club and we had sex. She had a boyfriend then (she cheated on him with me). She is now single & we have been incredibly close. I think I'm being clingy and I need help BIGTIME because I really like her. [more inside]
posted by Vandal on Apr 30, 2011 - 23 answers

Where can I find down jackets that don't have logos on them?

Where can I find down jackets that don't have logos on them? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch on Jan 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Shedding down jacket makes me sad.

My long down coat sheds, and I end up at work with feathers all over me. Is there a way to fix this? Seal it? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Dec 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It's (not) the final countdown!

Help me creatively count down! I have started keeping a countdown on the whiteboard on my door for the coming week, until break, etc. I want to keep doing it, but I need original ideas. [more inside]
posted by jouir on Oct 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache?

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 23, 2010 - 12 answers

oh its human relations, work and money, and health and fitness, and all the rest, so I guess its a grab bag

I don't know how to "handle" stress nor do I know how to explain to anyone how bad it is. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Sep 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Activities for an exceptional child?

How to entertain/socialize a 5 year old with Down Syndrome? [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Aug 8, 2010 - 7 answers

help me say no!

I need help wording an email to someone who asked me out for coffee, I said sure, but now I've changed my mind. I'm new to the dating scene after being married for 12+ years... halp! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Do I settle with someone who is mostly OK or do I dump her and go back on the prowl in hopes of finding someone who is awesome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 62 answers

Up, up, down, down...

Having an issue with a dance mat on PC - down button works, but left + down and right + down don't. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 9, 2009 - 2 answers

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"?

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Oct 31, 2009 - 33 answers

Looking for a keep-feet-warm in bed device (to keep on the bed, not just socks)

I want something to put at the foot of my bed to keep feet warm - a throw would work, but something more designed for the purpose perhaps- like a giant "sock" that slips over the end of the comforter that you slip your feet into or something like that. down or equivalent preferable, but post whatever you have!
posted by lrodman on Oct 8, 2009 - 18 answers

"Oh look, the sun went out."

Gmail was down this afternoon. What, exactly, is happening when gmail is "down," and what are the kind of things that can cause something like Google/gmail to not work?
posted by MoreForMad on Sep 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Ultrasound Down Syndrome Testing - Any experience?

My Wife is pregnant. We just completed the ultrasound test for Down Syndrome. We had a normal result for Nuchal Translucency (2.5mm for 13 weeks pregnancy). However the ultrasound did not detect the presence of a nasal bone. We are going for the CVS. Should I freak out? Does anyone have similar experience and how did it turn out?
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 19 answers

wirless connection slow down

Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Is it technologically feasible to shoot down a North Korean rocket/ ICBM?

Could the US or Japan shoot down the missile that North Korea is planning on launching next week? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Mar 29, 2009 - 18 answers

Cannot shut down OSX 10.5.6?

Desktop G5 under 10.5.6 cannot shut down? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Mar 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Slow Down Ricky Bobby!

I go too fast at work. How do I slow down? [more inside]
posted by toaster on Mar 7, 2009 - 11 answers

I don't mind lumps in my mashed potatoes, but none in my bed please.

How can I get the lumps out of my goose down mattress pad? [more inside]
posted by Advocate, I on Feb 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Deep cleaning feathers

Cleaning feather/down - I have several feather or down filled things (pillows, cushions, ski jacket, etc.) that over years have have various liquids spilled *into* them. Liquids like juice, pet urine, beer, gasoline, sweat, etc. (not all on the same item!). My point is these are not surface dirt things - this is stuff that seeps through the cover and into the feathers. I looking for a way to clean the feathers themselves. Is there a fluid that I can soak - say a cushion - in and it will clean the feathers inside? Or a vapor of some kind ? Or will just soapy water do the job if I can be sure to drying the insides properly? All and any advice please, especially on the pet urine soiled item - it'll have to go if I can't clean it 'deeply'. TIA
posted by Xhris on Nov 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Feathers everywhere, and poking me to boot!

So I had a regular sized (full) feather bed, I'm real tall, I thought to take the feathers out of the bed and put them into a king sized duvet and -- Viola! A king sized feather comforter! A good plan. So I bought the duvet, dumped the feathers in, and the thing is warm. But now, feathers large and small are poking through, and poking ME, there's feathers everywhere, I look like a chicken coop landed on me. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Oct 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Down or synthetic sleeping bag?

Down or synthetic? What insulation should I get for our new sleeping bags? They will be used camping, and probably backpacking overseas, but rarely - if ever - hiking, and likely never in below-freezing conditions, so synthetic sounds like it will be fine. But the old boy-scout romantic in me likes the idea of down ... [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Jun 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more)

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Advice on Hungarian down comforter

I live a short train ride away from Hungary. Does that mean I can somehow get a Hungarian Down comforter for cheap? Side question: How does one choose a down comforter? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Who's the best Icarus?

What are your favourite failed flight inventions? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on May 2, 2007 - 22 answers

Problems shutting down Windows XP

I'm running Windows XP on a two-year old Dell Dimension 4600. For the last couple of months, I've been having trouble simply TURNING OFF Windows. I hit the Turn Off button from the START menu, and it often take 5 or more minutes to shut down--if it shuts down at all. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by quintno on Feb 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Restore Down Word Wrap

Suddenly when clicking on "restore down" in Firefox, part of the contents of the web page now disappears off the screen. IE still adjusts the "restore down" screen to accomodate most of the original web page. Does anyone know how I can reinstall this feature in Firefox. Thanks.
posted by NinaLee on Feb 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Allergies and down filling

Any recommendations on allergy proofing a down comforter? [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jan 2, 2007 - 4 answers

The life of a scholar for me?

What made you quit grad school? What was the deciding factor? How did you know it was time to go? Subtle signs? Did your advisor say 'go away'? If you stayed, when did you feel like quitting? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Dec 13, 2006 - 26 answers

I need to be universal baby :)

Can you help me recode one part of my blog / website so that it works in all browsers? (I think its an easy fix that I am over looking) [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Nov 8, 2006 - 5 answers

What do they have that I don't have?

Why can I access Gmail with no problems on campus, but not at all at home? What can I do about it? (Problem arose today) [more inside]
posted by Mapes on Sep 26, 2006 - 12 answers

the-underdogs.org down and gone??

Anyone know what happened to the-underdogs.org, and where I can find a similar site?
posted by strangelove on Mar 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Song lyric - "Getting Down to Business"

SongLyricsFilter: First line (and refrain throughout the song, I believe) is "Getting down to business." Sounds vaguely 70ish with a sort of pump-up beat. Google is getting me nowhere. Any ideas you may have are much appreciated.
posted by zachlipton on Mar 11, 2006 - 5 answers

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