I recently bought a beautiful burgundy sweater coat. Unfortunately, I failed to notice the wash & care instructions, which state "Hand wash cold/separately." How exactly does one go about hand washing a large piece of clothing? The tag says "93% acrylic, 5% polyester, 2% wool." Is there any other way I can get this garment cleaned? Would Woolite be an option? Dry cleaning?
Must I really wash my sweat-resistant 'technical' athletic clothing in cold water and then line dry as instructed on the label? If I put it in with the rest of my stuff that gets washed warm and machine-dried, will I ruin it?
How have you successfully removed old grease stains from shirts using common household items, rather than specialty products I'd have to go out and purchase? [more inside]
I've come to realize that I am not paying as much attention to detail as I should when I drop off shirts at my dry cleaners. It seems like I end up losing 3 or 4 shirts a year to the ebb and flow of having my shirts laundered. Is this truly because of my lack of attention or do others have the same problem? How common it is for shirts to be lost at the dry cleaners? Beyond a greater attention to the checkin and checkout of shirts, does anybody have any advice on stemming the tide of lost shirts?
Looking for a central Long Island (Nassau County) drop off/pick up laudromat. Not looking exactly for cheap (though that's nice) but value. Tired of wasting hours waiting for machines to finish. [more inside]
Can I do laundry with just ammonia alone? [more inside]
How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
why are my blue sheets fading to grey? [more inside]
Grownup has never washed a nice sweater. Help. [more inside]
My dogs destroyed the house while I was shopping, how long do I have for damage control? Football filter of all things. [more inside]
Laundry hacking for someone whose skin is hypersensitive to detergent residue. [more inside]
What are some creative ways to give rolled coins as a gift? [more inside]
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?
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.
Will dry-cleaning cause my comforter cover to be colorfast? [more inside]
Two part laundromat question - transportation and getting ripped off. [more inside]
How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
How does hotel laundry work? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Has anyone had any success with removing sweat / antiperspirant combo stains? [more inside]
Can anyone reccomend a fluff 'n fold north of Culver City in Los Angeles. [more inside]
I dried a load of laundry without the lint filter. What have I done to my dryer? [more inside]
Detergent for front-loading washing machine - is there some available that's as innocuous as Cheer Free? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good full service laundromat in Quincy or Milton in Massachusetts? [more inside]
How do you take care of bras so that they stay in the best shape for the longest?
Laundry filter: A lot of my clothing comes out of the washing machine with white blotches. [more inside]
How do I get dry erase marker stains out of rags/towels? [more inside]
Does anything get old silly string out of, say, my favorite shirt? [more inside]
What's the most permanent marker pen in the universe? [more inside]
This shirt is a black hole for lint. Please help. [more inside]
Advice on removing a stain from my canvas bag? [more inside]
Have you seen illustrated decals that embellish laundry stains and turn them into "creatures"? [more inside]
How can I get that fresh pressed look for my clothes without breaking the bank? [more inside]
What can I do to keep my workout pants from getting so stinky so fast? [more inside]
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]
What small indulgences or habits do you have that make your life so much easier? [more inside]
How can I prevent/elminate static cling without dryer sheets? [more inside]
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.
What will dissolve deodorant/antiperspirant goo? [more inside]
Stain-on-favorite-shirt-filter: Is my favorite button-down oxford still salvageable? [more inside]
How can I fix stretched-out hand holes on my sleeves? [more inside]
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]
"Amazing Dryer Balls"...anyone use them? Do they work (as a replacement for chemical-y dryer sheets)? [more inside]
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]