Join 3,558 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

307 posts tagged with laundry. (View popular tags)
Displaying 251 through 300 of 307. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (46)
+ (42)
+ (34)
+ (28)
+ (25)
+ (25)
+ (21)
+ (17)
+ (13)
+ (12)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (10)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Anonymous (6)
Bardolph (4)
stormygrey (3)
jason's_planet (3)
rhiannonstone (3)
gchucky (2)
santojulieta (2)
amicamentis (2)
grouse (2)
zadcat (2)
dino terror (2)
Kololo (2)
sbutler (2)

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

Many shades of grey

How do I keep my blacks black? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jun 5, 2006 - 24 answers

Cleaning clothes in cold water

Does cold water laundry detergent get everything properly clean? Really? Honest? [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Apr 21, 2006 - 23 answers

Fading clothes mystery

Why are my darks fading? Is it the washer, dryer, temperature, detergent??? [more inside]
posted by traderjoefan on Mar 15, 2006 - 16 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

How do I make a t-shirt softer?

How do I make a t-shirt softer? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Jan 30, 2006 - 18 answers

How do I get gasoline out of my clothes?

How do I get gasoline out of my clothes? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Jan 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Laundry Origami

My all of my cotton shirts seem to perform origami in the wash and I can't recover them. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jan 25, 2006 - 18 answers

Facilitate eco-friendly hooking-up!!

Need pick-up lines for human powered laundromat [more inside]
posted by bumpkin on Jan 15, 2006 - 32 answers

Laundry woes

LaundryFilter: Help me get rid of a mystery green stain! [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Oct 19, 2005 - 6 answers

Laundryfilter!

I just bought a Liz Claiborne sweater at Goodwill for five bucks. I forgot to check-and sure enough the tag says "Dry Clean Only." Since I am cheap, this is not really an option. And since the garment was cheap I am not afraid to take a risk. So-any suggestions from you folks about how to launder this thing at home?
posted by konolia on Oct 17, 2005 - 21 answers

What happened to my sheets?

My brand new expensive sheets are already fading, and I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Sep 12, 2005 - 4 answers

Red is an asshole

I have an awesome polo shirt with a white collar that got accidentally tossed in with a red shirt that bled all over everything in the load. Most of the other stuff was either jeans or house tees, but is there any way to salvage this collar without ruining the rest of the shirt?
posted by saysthis on Sep 11, 2005 - 7 answers

How to get clean shirts to not develop stale smell?

How can I keep the clean t-shirts hanging in my closet from getting that stinky/stale/sour smell? [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon on Sep 10, 2005 - 13 answers

Ink stain treatment after a laundry cycle?

A load of laundry i just took out of the dryer appears to be completly ruined. I left a ball point pen in a pocket and it went thru the washer/dryer spilling all of it's horrible blackness all over my clothes. Is there any hope????? Any suggestions for attempting to treat them? I've googled for it but only found treatments pre-wash.. I never thought i would have such an attachment to clothes but a few of them are new and a few of them have sentimental value from a few triathlons I have done.. any help would be MUCH appreciated!
posted by joshgray on Aug 23, 2005 - 19 answers

Can I hand wash my clothes in the bathtub?

Can I hand wash my clothes in the bathtub? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 26, 2005 - 14 answers

Apartment appliance puzzle game

Help me with my laundry/dishwasher/anti-plumbing grand master plan? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Jul 24, 2005 - 9 answers

fixing pink-ified jeans

Damn it all to hell, I've gone and "pinked" both pairs of jeans I own by washing them with something red in the same load. Clearly, my innate stupidity is incurable, but is there hope for my pants? I think I'd rather walk into work in my boxers than swish in on twin ringlets of pink fringe. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jul 21, 2005 - 11 answers

How much does it cost to wash?

How much does it cost (or what is the amount of electricity / volume of water used) to do one full load of laundry, as an average. Or, how would I go about getting precise figures for this? I want to know how much too much we pay to operate the pay-per-load laundry machines in our new apartment building.
posted by ChrisR on Jul 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Funky smelling washed/dried clothes

Lately I have noticed a residual funky smell in my clothes after washing and drying. (Think used towels. Not hotel ones as they all smell like chlorine bleach). I do use fabric softener to no avail. Is ther a way to get rid of this smell in the clothing? Enzymatic detergent? The stuff to get rid of the smell pet urine? Anybody else have this problem and solved the issue?
posted by thimk on Jun 15, 2005 - 19 answers

Disposable Diaper in the Washing Machine

How do I get the "slush" from a (clean) disposable diaper out of my front load washing machine? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Jun 12, 2005 - 5 answers

shrinking wool

ShrinkingWoolSweaterFilter: Ok, so I took a wool sweater, washed it in cold water then let it dry naturally. Result: it shrank! Now, I'm asking something slightly different than what you think I'm asking... [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on May 24, 2005 - 6 answers

Help! Shrunken clothing!

Shrunken clothing filter: is this fixable? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Apr 11, 2005 - 11 answers

T-shirt cotton conundrum

I have a lot of cotton t-shirts, of the medium-to-heavy weight kind that usually have something printed on them. There seem to be two distinct kinds of cotton fabric in the shirts: Good: After a few washes, the shirt becomes soft and kind of broken in. Bad: the shirt never really becomes soft or broken in, and worse, inevitably comes out of the dryer with (clean) lint and cat hair all over it. So I have two questions about this:
1. What accounts for the different outcomes for two 100% cotton shirts?
2. Is there any solution, ASIDE from using fabric softener? Any non-nasty alternatives to fabric softener?
posted by everichon on Mar 15, 2005 - 9 answers

The Sweater Song

My favorite sweaters are made of wool. They're dry-clean-only. And they're also stretched out and don't look that great anymore. How can I shrink them just a little bit to get them back to their original size? Oh, and any advice on preventing/removing pilling?
posted by SpecialK on Mar 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Can I hand wash 'dry clean only' wool pants?

I've got several pairs of lightweight wool dress pants from Ann Taylor. They are marked dry clean only. Suppose I hand-wash these pants in cold water and lay them flat on a towel to air-dry. Will the laundry gods punish my impudence?
posted by naomi on Feb 14, 2005 - 12 answers

natural alternative to dryer sheets?

I'm looking for a natural alternative to dryer sheets. Does anyone have experience with this? [+] [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jan 14, 2005 - 25 answers

I washed my batteries!

Clean energy filter! I just ran a pair of rechargeable AA batteries through the wash. On the top ends, there is a black plastic or paper ring or collar that is under the plastic label and which appears to tuck beneath the edge of the nubby positive metal pole. Compared to an unwashed pair, this black material is warped, probably swollen from water. The washed batteries do not perceptibly weigh more than a never-washed pair.

Should I toss 'em or risk the Chernobyl-like consequences that may result from using them? Are they toast?
posted by mwhybark on Jan 11, 2005 - 8 answers

Out Darn Spot!

It’s laundry day: After doing my second load of laundry, I discovered some not-so-tiny black spots on one of my favourite shirts, as well as many other items in the load. [mi] [more inside]
posted by genevieve on Dec 9, 2004 - 6 answers

Men's Shirt Selection and Care

GrowingUpFilter: In the middle of changing my look (as previous thread attests). I want to go slightly smarter, and have been buying some shirts lately. Quite expensive ones (for me, at least). Except, I can't figure out how to iron the damn things. Sleeves askew, collars curled. Should I get them laundered instead? Also, what exactly defines a good fit on a shirt? Should it look like a second skin? Where should it puff and billow?
posted by Jongo on Dec 2, 2004 - 19 answers

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater?

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 29, 2004 - 17 answers

How do you remove silicone based lube from fabric?

How do you remove silicone based lube from clothing/sheets/cotton based material? Traditional stain removers have not helped. Ammonia was suggested, but I've no clue what that would entail doing and whether everything I owned was destined to smell like that forever.
posted by pieoverdone on Nov 8, 2004 - 7 answers

Line Drying Clothing

My wife has a lot of "hang or line dry" only clothes. I use liquid faberic softener in the wash cycle and then use one of those faberic softener sheets in the dryer too on the rest. However, her line dry clothes always seem to not feel the effects of the liquid faberic softener. Any tips for making sure her jeans aren't so crinkly? {its clean inside} [more inside]
posted by thebwit on Nov 6, 2004 - 6 answers

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7