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Desudser?

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

How do I get dirt stains out?

How do I remove dirt stains on pants? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Pick up laundry in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a reliable pick up/delivery wash and fold laundry service in NYC? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Mar 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Same-day laundry service recommendation in Montreal?

I’m taking a one-week vacation in Montreal this May and I want to travel light by bringing four days’ worth of clothes with me instead of seven. So I’m looking for a recommendation for a laundry where I can drop off a few days’ worth of dirty clothes in the morning and pick them up clean later that same day. [more inside]
posted by letourneau on Mar 9, 2009 - 7 answers

More Efficient Laundry System?

How do you keep your laundry system running smoothly in a bi-level (or larger) house? I want to hear how others have set up hampers, etc or otherwise established a system to efficiently move clean and dirty clothes to and from the laundry room. [more inside]
posted by jacksides on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I get the smell out of the armpits of my t-shirts?

How do I get the smell out of the armpits of my t-shirts? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Feb 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Recurring folds in my shirts

Sometimes after I buy a shirt there's this sudden fold that happens along front placket. I can iron it, but it takes time and ends up not looking nice and just comes back anyway. What is likely causing this to happen? Is there any way for me to prevent it? Here's a picture.
posted by apetpsychic on Feb 22, 2009 - 8 answers

How to petition boyfriend about bedding?

I could use some help figuring out how to phrase a request that my boyfriend give his bedding a spin in the laundry. We're pretty newly minted, and I understand the need for tact here, but I am blanking on the best way to say this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 52 answers

What's the best way to remove stains from a shirt that has been washed over and over?

What's the best way to remove stains from a shirt that has been washed over and over? (And anyone from NYC ever find that their shirts come out worse after washing?) [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Feb 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Water resistance vs. strong soap

What's the best way to get ground-in dirt out of a water-resistant coat? [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz on Dec 28, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you stop clothes dye from bleeding?

How do you stop clothes dye from bleeding? [more inside]
posted by twinkles2sf on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 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

Laundering curls up my clothes!

Why do parts of my clothes curl up after being washed and dried? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Nov 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Do I have to use HE detergent in my new front-loader?

Do I really have to use "HE" detergent in our new front-loader? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 9, 2008 - 23 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

No, I don't want a free set of steak knives.

Remember those egg-shaped handle-powered washing machines that were advertised on infomercials in the '90s? Has anyone actually used one? Did it actually work? And in these electricity-conscious, water-saving times, has the concept of a human-powered hand-washing machine evolved into something a bit, well, less daggy? [more inside]
posted by [ixia] on Nov 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Honey I shrunk the jeans!

How can I stretch my jeans that shrunk after I washed them? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Oct 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Marked Man

I left the collar stays in my shirt when I sent it to the laundry, and now there are marks on the collar. How do I get rid of the marks? [more inside]
posted by bargex on Sep 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Which is better, an extra rinse or the dryer?

Which is better for the environment: a second rinse with vinegar or drying with something aside from dryer sheets? [more inside]
posted by kindle on Sep 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Any tried and true solutions/methods for removing deodorant build-up from the armpit area of T-shirts?

Any tried and true solutions/methods for removing deodorant build-up from the armpit area of T-shirts? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 6, 2008 - 16 answers

How to remove restaurant smells from clothing?

How do I remove awful, greasy restaurant smells from my clothing? I work eight hours a day at a small, enclosed cafe. I come home smelling of this particular mixture of grease and cafe food (not in a delicious way). It comes off of me in the shower--but after eight months of this the smell seems to be inexorably attached to my clothing. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 3, 2008 - 23 answers

The dirty and the not-quite-so dirty (lanudry)

When doing the wash, I refuse to mix my laundry with towels that our puppy has peed on, for fear that my clothes will somehow end up smelling like pee afterward, even if only faintly. My roommate, on the other hand, thinks this is completely irrational and that you can mix anything in the laundry because the soap and hot water get it all clean anyway. So, neutral third party, I ask you: who is in the right? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 14, 2008 - 39 answers

How do I clean a sheepskin?

How do I clean a sheepskin? [more inside]
posted by vermontlife on Aug 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me remove a stain.

Stain Removal Filter: Help me get a rust stain out of a bathing suit! [more inside]
posted by lunit on Jul 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Ancient L'oreal-Sublime-Glow Secret.

help! I adore gradual self-tanning lotion, but it's turning my laundry yellow! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jun 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Laundry Cost Analyst

Please help me find a way to easily figure out a cost analyst for a specialty linen business... [more inside]
posted by QueerAngel28 on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

The ineffable scent of sunbeams and happiness

Line laundry smells awesome and rack laundry... doesn't. Why? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 5, 2008 - 14 answers

communal apartment laundries...making you hate laundry even more since 2008

The communal washing machines in my apartment building are worthless. They don't remove any sort of stain or spill, regardless of solubility or severity. When I remove the wet clothes from the washer, nasty stripes and splotches of lint cover my clothes (especially obvious on darks). Is there a specific complaint I can make to my landlord, or should I just give up and go to a laundromat? [more inside]
posted by sararah on May 9, 2008 - 18 answers

You spin my laundry right round baby, right round, like a record baby.

I want a rotary clothesline for my back yard. But the area in which I want to put it has concrete laid down already, so I'd like the clothesline to be freestanding rather than slotted into concrete as such clothesline usually are. Where can I find a freestanding rotary clothesline? I need to be able to either buy it in Toronto or have it shipped there.
posted by orange swan on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

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