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Not clean, not yet dirty

I don't normally wash my clothes after each wearing. I'm lazy/cheap and I hate wastefulness. But I also don't like to fold them up and put them back in the drawer, because even a little smell or dust will negatively effect the surrounding clean clothes. Both my boyfriend and I do this, and we do not have a good place to put these limbo clothes in our apartment. Where/how do we store our not clean, not dirty clothes?
posted by bookish on Dec 17, 2007 - 42 answers

Why is my shirt all bumpy?

I have a short sleeve shirt that consistently comes out of the drier "bumpy" all over. There is a very repetitive pattern on the shirt like a checkerboard. The pattern alternates bumps and depressions. I can easily get the bumps out by ironing the shirt, but I'm lazy and would much rather just dry the shirt. Is there anything I can do to avoid the pattern? Or, should I just give up and relegate the shirt to my "do not wear because it's too hard to clean" bin? The shirt is 81% polynosic rayon and 19% polyester.
posted by saeculorum on Nov 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Does dry-cleaning induce colorfastness?

Will dry-cleaning cause my comforter cover to be colorfast? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 26, 2007 - 4 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

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

Hotel Laundry

How does hotel laundry work? [more inside]
posted by yarrow on Oct 2, 2007 - 14 answers

whose responsibility is it anyway?

Person A forgets to empty pockets of his/her jeans before laundry day. Person B forgets to check pockets of clothes before washing them. Item C in Person A's pockets is ruined. Who's at fault? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Sep 30, 2007 - 62 answers

Help me play by no laundry rules but my own...

Laundry Filter: often when shopping for clothes the dealbreaker is something about the washing instructions such as dryclean only, hand wash, lay flat to dry, etc. But I know that sometimes these recommendations can be ignored. The question is, how do I know when? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Where to find a Falstaff-sized buck basket?

Say you're doing a production of Merry Wives of Windsor and you've gotten to Act III, Scene 3. Now ask yourself, where are you going to find a buck basket? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Sep 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Has anyone had any success with removing sweat / antiperspirant combo stains?

Has anyone had any success with removing sweat / antiperspirant combo stains? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Sep 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Fluff 'n fold in LA

Can anyone reccomend a fluff 'n fold north of Culver City in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Aug 13, 2007 - 3 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

Should I buy a front-loading washer if the only detergent I trust is Cheer Free?

Detergent for front-loading washing machine - is there some available that's as innocuous as Cheer Free? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Why is the dryer half as full as when I started it?

Sometime during the last hour or so, half of my clothes have disappeared from my building's communal laundry facilities. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Aug 7, 2007 - 13 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

StupidQuestionFilter? Why doesn't detergent stain my whites?

I just poured a cupful of dark blue liquid detergent and purple liquid stain remover over a load of white towels. Setting aside the admonition that I should have poured the detergent in BEFORE the clothes: why doesn't dark blue detergent turn white towels blue? I mean it obviously doesn't. But it seems counterintuitive. What kind of coloring is added to detergent that allows it to be blue and pretty but wash right away?
posted by Bud Dickman on Jul 28, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I de-funkify these towels?

How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 26 answers

Where is there a full service laundromat in Quincy, MA?

Does anyone know of a good full service laundromat in Quincy or Milton in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Jul 25, 2007 - 0 answers

Over the shoulder boulder holders

How do you take care of bras so that they stay in the best shape for the longest?
posted by arcticwoman on Jul 2, 2007 - 25 answers

Blotchy laundry

Laundry filter: A lot of my clothing comes out of the washing machine with white blotches. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Jun 18, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I get dry erase marker stains out of towels?

How do I get dry erase marker stains out of rags/towels? [more inside]
posted by Fuka on Jun 7, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I get old silly string out of my shirt?

Does anything get old silly string out of, say, my favorite shirt? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on May 31, 2007 - 5 answers

One Sharpie to Rule Them All!

What's the most permanent marker pen in the universe? [more inside]
posted by clango on May 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Keep your pets away, I might accidentally vacuum them up whole.

This shirt is a black hole for lint. Please help. [more inside]
posted by sellout on May 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Stain Removal Tips

Advice on removing a stain from my canvas bag? [more inside]
posted by piers on Apr 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Laundry stains = creatures?

Have you seen illustrated decals that embellish laundry stains and turn them into "creatures"? [more inside]
posted by gusset on Apr 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Want that fresh pressed look

How can I get that fresh pressed look for my clothes without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by JujuB on Apr 4, 2007 - 10 answers

how do i keep my workout pants from getting so stinky?

What can I do to keep my workout pants from getting so stinky so fast? [more inside]
posted by nevers on Mar 15, 2007 - 28 answers

Jeans are turning my legs blue!

I recently bought new jeans, but they turn anything that rubs against them blue -- including my legs and hands! I've already washed them, to no avail. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Mar 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Let's make life fun and easy.

What small indulgences or habits do you have that make your life so much easier? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 29, 2006 - 62 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

Laundryful in Seattle.

I have washed my last load of laundry. Never again. I'm looking for a good laundry service that will pick up/drop off in West Seattle, or if you don't know about Seattle share with me your tips/nightmares for finding a good laundry service.
posted by crunchyk9 on Dec 14, 2006 - 2 answers

Deodorant goo removal?

What will dissolve deodorant/antiperspirant goo? [more inside]
posted by sentient on Dec 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Two decades of practice later, I'm still no good at keeping the food off of my clothes

Stain-on-favorite-shirt-filter: Is my favorite button-down oxford still salvageable? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on Dec 7, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I fix stretched-out hand holes on my sleeves?

How can I fix stretched-out hand holes on my sleeves? [more inside]
posted by mikespez on Dec 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Class A's that don't look crappy?

My friend (new military wife) needs help with regard to her husband's Class A uniforms and laundry days. There is more inside. [more inside]
posted by sperose on Nov 28, 2006 - 11 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

Your laundry has overstayed its welcome.

How long is "too long" to leave your laundry in a washer or dryer in a laundromat/apartment laundry room setting? What do you do when you need to do laundry and find that someone has left stuff in a dryer? [more inside]
posted by drstein on Oct 20, 2006 - 51 answers

How can I get my white sheets white again?

How can I get my white sheets, er, white again? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Oct 17, 2006 - 12 answers

24 Hr Laundromat in Seacoast NH/Southern ME

Looking for a laundromat in coastal NH, southern ME, that's either open 24 hours or at least opens 6am or earlier. [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Sep 20, 2006 - 1 answer

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

Get my whites back to whiter than white!

A treasured white T-shirt (with logo) has gone from bright white to dull blue thanks to an errant blue T-shirt... [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Aug 8, 2006 - 6 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

Why does washing my colored clothes make them blotchy so often?

What's causing my clothes to occasionally come out of the wash with blotchy spots where the dye has been lightened/removed? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Aug 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Smelly Silk Sweater

How do I get the fishy smell out of a silk (well, silk and cashmere blend) sweater? [more inside]
posted by chickletworks on Jul 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Laundromat/Bar in San Diego

Good combination bar/restaurant/laundromat in San Diego? Preferably in a half hour radius of downtown, but I'm open to pretty much anywhere in the area. [more inside]
posted by zabuni on Jul 1, 2006 - 2 answers

Letting go

How do I get my husband to let go of old boxers and socks? [more inside]
posted by chicken nuglet on Jun 14, 2006 - 37 answers

Save my blazer!

Laundryfilter: Stain remover stained my favorite blazer? The dry cleaner has failed. Help! [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Jun 13, 2006 - 2 answers

Cat-lint-ball-o-rama!

How do I keep cat fuzz from balling up into lintballs on all my laundry? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jun 11, 2006 - 9 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

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