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Enough with the wrinkles

I moved to a new place with in-unit washer and dryer a few months ago. Since I started using those machines, my button-down casual and dress shirts come out of the laundry extremely wrinkled. Jeans also end up wrinkled enough that they usually require ironing. I've almost never had to iron clothes in the past. Now I spend quite a bit of time ironing everything, and it's especially difficult and time-consuming because the wrinkles are so severe. How can I stop this from happening? Ideally I want to go back to those blissful days of not ironing at all. A few pertinent facts inside. [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 10, 2014 - 24 answers

What is the best way to express dry a single item?

You're enjoying your morning coffee when you realize you never put your work pants in the dryer last night. What do you do, hot shot? What do you do? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 19, 2014 - 22 answers

Home Laundromat!

I would like to buy a used washer/dryer and thought I'd pick your collective brains. I've been in apartments with coin op laundry for so long the thought of buying a washer/dryer is daunting. I looked on craigslist and there are scads and scads of washers and dryers and the prices run from stoopid cheap to stoopid expensive. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Nov 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Pen+Sheets+Dryer=Laundry Fail (hope me?)

I just opened the dryer to find that my sheets (really nice, formerly tan/beige) are covered in blue pen marks. I also can see pen marks all over the dryer. I found the pen (it apparently was smuggled in by my cats, who necessitated the whole problem by throwing up on my duvet) tucked into a corner of the duvet. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Apr 17, 2013 - 23 answers

How do I get the burning rubber smell out of my jeans and t-shirts?

How do I get the burnt rubber smell out of my laundry? [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Can we mismatch a stacked washer/dryer?

Our washer & dryer are a stacked set of Frigidaire Gallery front-loading machines. The washing machine, which is 10 years old, just gave up the ghost. We'd like to replace it, but they don't currently sell a Frigidaire model that is designed to be stacked with our Frigidaire dryer (which is only 3 years old, and working just fine). I can't seem to find an appliance store that will sell us a different brand of washing machine, because they say it's not safe to stack mismatched units. Is there any way we can do this safely, so we don't have to replace a perfectly good (and expensive!) dryer just to replace the washing machine? [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Best Combo Washer/Dryer?

What's a good combo washer-dryer available for purchase in the US? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Jun 25, 2012 - 8 answers

out on a line

Laundry intervention! Washed clothes, but no dryer and no space to line-dry...how can I make it so my clothes are minimally wrinkled and mildewy in the morning? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Sep 18, 2011 - 19 answers

Safe to put clothes in stained dryer?

My housemate left a pen in the dryer and there are blue streaks all over the dryer barrel. I tried rubbing them with a damp towel (water only), didn't come off. If I put my clothes in the dryer now will they come out stained?
posted by Xianny on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Can I get away with putting these "line dry" pants in the dryer?

LaundryFilter: I recently bought some stretch cotton pants. According to the label, stretch cotton is defined as c. 97-98% cotton, with the remainder being spandex. Unfortunately, that very same label informs me that I'm supposed to line dry these pants, which is enormously inconvenient for me. Could I get away with putting these through a few minutes in a regular dryer on the low dry/delicates setting or would that destroy the pants? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Is my brand new clothes dryer gonna bite the dust already?

Is my brand new clothes dryer already messed up? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Feb 28, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I minimize the amount of lint on my clothes?

How can I minimize the amount of lint on my clothes? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Maximum laundry, minimum space

What are your experiences using a combination washer/dryer? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Crayon in the Dryer, 3x Over

I washed some clothes with a crayon in a pocket. Now I've got yellow crayon spread out across my clothes. But it gets better. The clothes weren't getting dry and I kept putting them through the dryer. 3 times total, never noticing that the crayon stains were there. How can I get rid of, or at least minimize, the problem so I get some of my pants for work back? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Nov 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Keeping my laundry hair-free?

Do you have tricks or tips for keeping hair off your clean laundry? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Oct 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Rub a dub dub and so on.

We have laundry maladies. It seems like my washer might not be draining properly, and it's lint central in my dryer. What can I do about this? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

They don't shoot dryers do they?

Should we put a misbehaving dryer in permanent time out? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Nov 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Can you get it for me wholesale? "It" being a good washer and a dryer.

Proud mavens: help me find a new washer and dryer! [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Feb 28, 2008 - 24 answers

I haz no quarters :(

Two part laundromat question - transportation and getting ripped off. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Nov 16, 2007 - 27 answers

Have I destroyed my dryer by running it without the lint filter?

I dried a load of laundry without the lint filter. What have I done to my dryer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Pick my dryer

Laundry Renovation (filter): My wife and I have sold a kidney and are renovating our laundry. The choice of clothes dryers is overwhelming. Can anyone provide me with personal experiences with condenser dryers versus tumble dryers? [more inside]
posted by dangerousdan on Jul 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Dryer sheet conundrum

How can I prevent/elminate static cling without dryer sheets? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc on Dec 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Amazing Dryer Balls!

"Amazing Dryer Balls"...anyone use them? Do they work (as a replacement for chemical-y dryer sheets)? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Nov 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Washer-Dryer Specificity Help Needed

Finding a washer and dryer by depth or other specs: any websites that can help? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Aug 14, 2006 - 2 answers

Laundry Hacks, apartment edition

Doing laundry sucks. Doing laundry in an apartment, with two elderly machines that are always either broken or in use sucks more. Anyone have any laundry hacks? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Aug 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Help me be lazier but learn something in the process!

Laundry status / notification system; Please help me find a creative, high/low tech way to retrofit the community washer and dryer with remote progress info [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar on Jun 9, 2006 - 21 answers

Best washer/dryer

Any advice on the best values on new washer and dryers? [more inside]
posted by vianetman on Feb 1, 2006 - 18 answers

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