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Help me decide between these garment steamers or tell me about another one that works better!

Which garment steamer should I get, this Rowenta, or this Haan? Or something else altogether? Is there any advantage of having a metal head vs plastic? This is mostly for button-down shirts and dresses. I don't own an iron.
posted by rmless on Oct 1, 2010 - 7 answers

A better system for organizing clothing that's been worn

How do you arrange worn clothing? I tend to wear clothes more than once before laundering them, especially pants and outerwear, and usually drop them on the chair or the bed. Are you supposed to fold them up and put them in with the cleaned clothes? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Sep 6, 2010 - 26 answers

Alternatives to laundry detergent?

Looking for effective clothes washing methods that avoid allergic reactions to conventional detergents? [more inside]
posted by epo on Jul 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Laundering Kitchen Towels

Laundry Filter 2: Bleaching my kitchen towels hasn't worked, what else could I use to get them smelling and feeling clean and crisp? [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Jul 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Washing Machine Making Clothes Dirty

LaundryFilter: Why is there linty crap all over my clothes just from the washer (NOT the dryer)?!?! [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jul 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Can I store bleach in my car?

Is there a good reason I shouldn't store bleach in the trunk of my car? [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Jul 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Bulk laundry in Berlin?

I'm in Berlin for a few days, in the Schoneberg part of town. Are there any places (in Schoneberg or just easily accessible) where I can give them bulk laundry and they'll charge a reasonable amount by the pound/kg to do it?
posted by shivohum on Jul 3, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I keep clothes from getting overly funky at sports camp?

How can I keep clothes from getting overly funky at sports camp? [more inside]
posted by COD on Jun 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Laundry should smell nicer after it's washed.

My front-loading washing machine smells bad, and makes my clothes smell bad. It smells mildew-y or like a sour dishcloth, and has imparted sour dishcloth smell to my favorite black (i.e., can't be bleached) pants. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 27, 2010 - 29 answers

Should I offer turndown service too?

We are about to host our fourth set of house guests since May. I am once again stripping linens and getting the guest room ready, and I wondered... what should I be washing? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jun 22, 2010 - 16 answers

laundry room etiquette

When using a shared laundry room if someone puts a basket with clothes and whatnot in front of the washer you are using do you have to let them have the next wash even if you are not finished with all of your laundry? What if your other loads are in the apartment and therefore not visible to the person? Is it even polite to set your basket down like that? What if there are very few washers? Or only one? I googled all around to try and find a satisfactory answer to this but I am not finding it, so I am asking for a collection of opinions!
posted by missmle on May 3, 2010 - 34 answers

How to de-moisturize some clothing ?

Laundry Advice ! Advice on how to clean moisturizing type cream from clothing ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Apr 20, 2010 - 6 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

How do I wash this mattress cover?

Which part of my mattress cover am I supposed to wash? Do I unzip it and just wash the "cloth" part, or do I also wash the plastic lining? [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz on Apr 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Can I put this in the dishwasher?

Have any of you ever washed clothing in a dishwasher? How'd that turn out? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Mar 23, 2010 - 33 answers

Help my awesomely painty jeans stay that way

How can I set tempera paint stains on my jeans? [more inside]
posted by cloudburst on Mar 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Laundry in Hell's Kitchen

I need a recommendation for laundry/dry cleaning in Hell's Kitchen NYC area. [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Mar 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Help, Heloise. These Sheets are Yellow.

Just inherited some lovely, but dirty old bed linens. Need advice on how to restore them. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Mar 12, 2010 - 13 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

Wash & Fold. Wash & fold.

Tell me about your Wash & Fold experiences with local laundry services (hopefully in Chicago). [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Feb 13, 2010 - 19 answers

are tiny glass shards in a shirt something that can be removed?

a favorite shirt + many tiny glass shards. is this a lost shirt, or can it be recovered? [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me get gum off of pants

How best to remove gum from pants [more inside]
posted by BrooksCooper on Jan 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Color safe bleach chemical composition?

What is color-safe bleach composed of? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How do you wash something built to stay dry?

Who knows how to clean a stinky raincoat? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 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

First it was an embarassing medical problem, now it's an embarasing laundry question

How to removie anal suppository residue/stain from the crotch in my underwear. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Tiny washing machines -- any good?

My wife and I are looking for a v. small washing machine for our rented apartment. I've seen a few units which you can wheel into the closet after doing the laundry but I'm not sure how well they work. Any thoughts?
posted by brandonjadams on Dec 2, 2009 - 9 answers


How can I clean the soap out of my (laundry) washing machine? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Nov 23, 2009 - 10 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

Shirt-ironing hacks?

How can I get faster at ironing shirts? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 16, 2009 - 13 answers

LOUD washer end-of-cycle signal

How do I turn off the earsplitting, wakes the dead end-of-cycle signal on my clothes washer? [more inside]
posted by amro on Nov 14, 2009 - 11 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

Creased and wrinkled shirt seams out of the dryer.

Some of my t-shirts always come out of the dryer with severe wrinkles / creases on the seams around the waist or sleeves. Shown here. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for Canesten Hygiene Laundry Rinse (antifungal and antibacterial laundry detergent add-in) or clone in the USA

Are there any similar products to Canesten Hygiene Laundry Rinse that I can purchase in the US (Fry's, Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway, Walgreens, CVS etc) [more inside]
posted by tra on Sep 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Don't frames da stainz!

Any laundry superstars out there? I need to clean a very precious item.. [more inside]
posted by raider on Sep 25, 2009 - 13 answers

My clothes will thank you.

I am clueless in the laundry room. I know nothing about stain removal and very little about sorting, what settings to use on my washer, what needs to air-dry, how to prevent things from shrinking, etc. Teach me how to do laundry like a grownup! [more inside]
posted by beandip on Sep 19, 2009 - 30 answers

One passport, freshly washed

I just put my (non-RFID, US) passport through the laundry. It's soggy, wrinkly, and the cover is no longer stiff, but everything's still legible. I'm planning to travel to Beijing for about a week in October. Do I need to be panicking about getting it replaced?
posted by Alterscape on Aug 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Baa Baa Wet Sheep?

Sheep get rained on all the time, so I can launder this sheepskin rug, right? How do you launder yours? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Aug 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Smells like clean spirit

Can someone identify the clean soap (or other laundry product) smell I keep noticing among hispanics? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Aug 2, 2009 - 8 answers

What's the wholesale laundry service like?

Where can I find an overview of the Dry cleaning/laundry business? Some level of detail with respect to costs and cost structure of having the clothes shipped offsite would be great. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Aug 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Is my washer causing clear oil stains?

I know that if a Chapstick goes through the wash, it will stain my clothes, but could identical stains be indicative of a washing machine malfunction? The stains in question look just like baby-oil stains, not grease or motor-oil. The research I've done so far suggests that a washing machine seal break or leak would result in a dirtier type stain, more grease-like. We don't use any kind of fabric softener or dryer sheets, so I've ruled those out. Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Back-friendly carrying products?

My mom has back problems, but insists on line-drying her wash, which means lugging a heavy laundry basket out to the line almost daily. What sort of cart, basket or carrier can I purchase that would help her schlep the wet clothes more easily? Difficulty: must be compatible with stairs. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Out, Out, Damn Spot

How do you remove a stain....if you don't know what the stain is? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me get our yellow pillowcase white again (without bleach).

Laundry Filter: Help me get our yellow pillowcase white again (without bleach). [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jul 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Shrinkage as a Positive

After three washes-and-dryings I want some new 100% cotton t-shirts and boxer shorts to keep shrinking but I get the feeling they're not gonna. Am I right? [more inside]
posted by judomadonna on Jul 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Laundry Mess

I just did a small load of laundry and a pen (without cap) was in it. [more inside]
posted by mdwiffle on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

How can I keep my clothes from fading?

How can I keep my clothes from fading after washing them? [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on May 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Wrinkly Shirts and Linty Towels

[LaundryFilter] I need help de-wrinkling and de-linting my clothes and towels! [more inside]
posted by phrakture on May 27, 2009 - 15 answers

knock knock! Who's there? Not your washer anymore

My top loading washer might be dead, can you help? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 16, 2009 - 3 answers

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