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Questions tagged [laundry]

Hacks related to doing the laundry: efficiently and easily.

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How do I stop the collars on my collared shirts from twisting?

After every wash/dry, the collars on my collared shirts often start to twist in a weird way. Here’s an old shirt showing a crap ton of twisting: which I haven’t been able to permanently remove fully ...
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An alternative (cheaper) option than offering towel service at the gym

We have just got a gym facility at my work, however, we do not currently offer towel service as it is quite expensive. Does anyone know of any alternatives to offering this service? For example, a ...
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Tips on drying your clothes by leaving them in your car during the summer?

Is this safe to do? Will leaving the windows open a crack be sufficient? Are there specific target temperatures for feasibility?
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How to remove mold from suit?

While travelling to a very rainy place in India my luggage had to travel on the roof of the car. Although there was some cover the luggage still got quite wet and before I could do anything about it (...
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What causes these marks on my chinos, and how can I get rid of them?

I have a pair of chinos, which are my most comfortable pair of trousers - the problem is that after the second or third wash, they look like this: Note the white lines, which have formed along more ...
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How do I soften a new set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets?

I recently purchased a set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets. They arrived feeling stiff and scratchy. I tried washing them several times, both with detergent and with baking soda, and then ...
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How to make a 100% cotton shirt repel moisture?

I bought a casual 100% cotton button-down shirt the other day from the brand ESP fashion. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and it's crazy hot here at the moment (or any moment), so I figured a white one ...
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Measuring laundry load weight to determine right amount of detergent to use

On my detergent's instructions it says to use x amount of powder per (x)KG of clothes. While there are a bunch of clothes that will be going into the load, how can i determine the right amount of ...
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How can you store leftover collar stays (“bones”)?

Plastic "collar stays" are supposed to be removed from men's shirts when they are being washed and dried. I've been keeping mine in a small plastic bag on a closet shelf above my dress shirts. The ...
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Washing face towels

I have acne prone skin so I use a face towel to dry off my face. When it gets dirty I want to wash it on the highest temperature but I don't want to wash it with anything else that can contaminate it (...
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Cleaning a couple clothes that require cold wash

I generally do my laundry using hot water as it cleans the clothing best. However I have some clothing for sports that can only be washed in cold water. I only have two or three of these items and it ...
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How to Prevent and Fix Shrinking Cashmere

I've recently purchased new cashmere sweaters. To my dismay, after only one or two washes, the sweaters shrunk and are now too small and no longer fit. Prevent How can I prevent cashmere sweaters ...
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What are the other substitutes for an iron?

Assuming I have a rumpled shirt and there's no electricity, how can I press the shirt instead of usual ironing?
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How to keep sheets from tangling and staying wet in the dryer

Sheets in the dryer sometimes get tangled up among themselves, which keeps them from drying evenly because the hot air doesn't reach the moisture inside the twists. Sometimes they also wrap around ...
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How to make a yellowish white shirt become perfectly white again

I have several white shirt and they're in yellowish color. I've tried to boil them with bleach + detergent but it's failed. And also there are rust stain too. How can I make my shirts perfecly white ...
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How to keep my shoes dry and smell-free when I'm living in a tent for 2 months? [duplicate]

I could only remove them for the night, but the weather wouldn't always be dry, and even if it is - it would get moist inside the tent and damp during the night outside. So how do I keep my shoes ...
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How to wash pillow cover stained with body oils?

My pillow cover is very dirty, contains lot of hair oil which over the time pilled from my head. When I wash it with my clothes washing soap, leather do not produce from soap and a scum like ...
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How to prevent my socks from becoming dry and rigid?

Every socks I own quickly end up dry and rigid (2 or 3 months). I am sick to feel like I was folding paperboard after every laundry, or buy a new dozens every month or so. I don't know what the ...
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How to remove static from clothes and self?

I think that because of drying my clothes in dryer, I am recently charged with static. Just now, I "zapped" my colleague just because I was giving him a coin. Obviously, I do not want to be this ...
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Prevent scruffy towels

Currently I'm living on 33 m². That means that there's no space at all for a tumble dryer, meaning I have to dry all wash on a rack. Including, unfortunately, towels. I've noticed that those towels ...
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How to remove the smell of Lenor Unstoppables from clothing?

I've received a baby sleeping bag and it smells VERY strongly of Lenor Unstoppables which the previous owner liked to use. I've tried soaking it with baking soda, with vinegar, and have washed it ...
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how to use bleach in a front-loading washing machine [closed]

I would ideally like to add bleach to some of my washes. I have an Indesit WIB 111 front-loading washing machine. It doesn't seem to have a dedicated bleach dispenser: just pre-wash detergent, ...
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How to get rid of sorting and losing socks after laundry?

Is there a way to get rid of sorting socks after laundry? I hate having to sort them and/or not finding the matching sock. I know that a way is to have only the same socks, but this only is possible ...
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How to remove armpit stains?

I have some white T-shirts where the armpits have stains really hard to remove. They are brown-colored stains. What's the way to remove the stains?
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How to remove tuna oil from backpack?

So despite me telling her a thousand times not to use the crappy plastic food containers, my sister still put my lunch into a crappy plastic food container. My lunch consisted of tuna and had quite a ...
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How would I filter rainwater to substitute having to buy distilled water?

I have recently had a rainwater tank installed and it is connected to my laundry. How would I filter rainwater to substitute having to buy distilled water for certain applications like placing water ...
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How to prevent creases and imprints while hanging clothing to dry to prevent ironing?

Wet clothing has to dry. My only option to get it dry is to hang it. (no dryer) There are a few options to do this, which both get the job done: hang the items of clothing on the line as they are ...
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I need to prevent armpit stains in t-shirts. I want to apply something when I take the shirt off.

I have many solutions for pre-wash cleaning, that's not what I want. I want something that I can apply to the shirt when I take it off and throw it in the hamper. It might sit there for a week before ...
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How to label socks

I sometimes need to label socks either a) to distinguish similar socks belonging to different family members (in which case a coloured mark works fine), or b) to be able to return lost property (in ...
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Eliminate smoke smell from BBQ out of clothing

I was at a BBQ and because of some stronger wind, there was a lot of smoke from the fire so now my clothing is smelling after it. Are there any quick solutions to get the smell of smoke out of ...
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Remove coffee stains

Today I spilled some coffee on my white formal shirt. I tried to wash off the portion with water, soaked the part of shirt in milk(crazy isn't it).. But these two options didn't work. Any ...
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How to remove color bleed stain?

Recently, I bought some new cloths, one of them is a jean, and some other white cloths. By accident, I washed the jeans together with other light colored cloths, and the white cloths got colored. When ...
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How to remove ball pen marks from the clothes?

I got a lot of drawing from ball pens on my clothes. I tried washing them with soap, but that didn't help. How can I successfully remove ball pen marks from my clothes?
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Clothespin alternatives

I usually hang my clothes outside in the Summer, I do this in the winter as well, but I usually hang them inside in the winter. In the summer the wind is a force that can blow your clothes down if not ...
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How to remove Sweat stains from clothing?

In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean ...
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Dehumidify a room for drying laundry

I currently don't have a dryer, so I have to hang my clothes on drying racks. I also have to do this inside, since I don't have much of a yard outside. How can I make a room less humid, especially on ...
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How to remove pigments from white clothes that have been accidentally laundered with strong colors clothes?

Accidentally I've laundered white socks with a red t-shirt. Now I have pink socks. So my question is: How to remove pigments from white clothes that have been accidentally laundered with strong colors ...
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Best way to fold a shirt for a lazy bachelor [duplicate]

Like most lazy men I hate folding laundry, and when I do it tends to be messy. Sometimes everything is wrinkled by the time I get to it. Most of my laundry is t-shirts, so what is the best way I can ...
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How can I neutralize the odours of certain washing detergents?

Brands of clothes washing detergents such as Tide, Gain, and Downey contain a strong chemical odour which is offensive to me. No amount of airing-out will diminish this odour. Things washed using ...
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How do I keep my shirt collars from folding the wrong way?

I wear knit shirts mostly and the collars often form a crease in the wrong place, causing the collar to look ugly. When I wash my shirts and put on a hanger I try to remember to leave the collars ...
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Which is the fastest way to iron a long sleeved shirt with good results?

I have some long sleeved shirts that I wear to work. But they are hard to iron and demand a considerable time of ironing to get good results (get most smooth as possible). So I wondered: Which is the ...
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How to clean a baseball cap?

I dropped a baseball cap in a puddle of mud. I'm afraid to drop it in the laundry. How can I best clean it?
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Tumble-drying a fitted sheet without getting other things tangled in it

If I put a fitted sheet in the tumble dryer with other things, it will try to kidnap smaller items and twist them into one or more of its corners so that they can't come out and don't get dry. Anybody ...
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How do I prevent my shirt sleeves from twisting in the washer?

I like to wear a suit, and of course, a reasonably formal shirt goes with it. Years ago, this meant ironing the shirts by hand, but these days non-iron shirts are pretty good. However, with non-iron ...
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How do I fold a fitted sheet?

Try as many times as I can, it always ends up a mess. I have fitted sheets that are partly elasticated (just at the corners), and elasticated all the way around the edge. I can't fold either type well....