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Given that I get a urinary tract infection (UTI) when I wash my gym clothes with laundry detergent, how should I wash them?

I'm going to suggest you rephrase your question into something more specific at the top, something like "Given that I get a urinary tract infection (UTI) when I wash my gym clothes with laundry ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

First you should activate the "thorough rinsing" option on your machine (if it has one). Modern washing machines seem to be manufactured mostly for the ads and less for the actual washing ...
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How to stop embroidery ink from spreading onto a white lab coat?

You're already doing the right thing to minimise dye colour bleeding.Here are some reasons you may be having a problem. Dye Bleeding You Cannot Control If the color loss happens due to the following ...
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Using liquid detergents for a pre-wash cycle with a powder only detergent drawer

I would consider: Freezing the detergent into blocks that are placed into the drawer. it may be that it remains solid enough to not flow throughout the prewash phase but is then melted by the water ...
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How do I prevent clothing from getting stained in the washer or dryer?

Logically, solving this problem involves identifying the cause. Identifying what is — and what is not — in common is the first step. Repeated loads of laundry done with as few differences as possible ...
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How to wash dirty underwear?

First, rinse with cold water. Hot water will set the stain. Poop & blood foam when you put hydrogen peroxide on them. Let it sit for a few minutes. I’ve then scrubbed with soap or detergent; I’ve ...
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How do I wash and soften a sheepskin rug?

I don't know how applicable to sheepskin this might be. I've used a mink oil paste on various natural skin-type materials, workshop aprons, boots, etc. It has what I consider to be a pleasant odor ...
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How can I restore my garment's colour after I washed it with black colours?

One has to ask how essential it is that a pair of pyjamas doesn't take on a darker hue – few people will know or even care. The easiest solution is to write it off to experience, and be thankful it ...
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Manual showering?

A trick that I have used when travelling in an old VW campervan is to use a plant sprayer. Use the sort that requires manual pumping to get the pressure. These hold either 2 or 5 litres of water, 5 ...
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How to wash and dry oxford shirts?

Probably the issue is with drying. Use low heat or even no heat and take them out of the dryer while still damp and continue drying on a rack … if you use the dryer at all. If that doesn’t help ...
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Manual showering?

Manual showering? What methods are there, and what equipment is needed, to get the water onto myself so that is similar to regular showering? To start off with, I would recommend get at bucket (or ...
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Manual showering?

One method is to use a watering can. You can rig it to hang from tree or somewhere else, with a pull cord From bookofjoe Or hold it yourself From Westend61
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Manual showering?

You are not the first person facing the problem, in fact there’s a whole group of users that want to shower off the grid. For them, someone developed the camping shower: Basically a water bag with a ...
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How to wash dirty underwear?

If it's just your tighty whities, bleach and other aggressive cleaning agents are fine, but these will most likely discolour your clothes. I would first rinse these thoroughly, then soak in hot soapy ...
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How do I properly clean my watch bands?

You may have an olfactory sensitivity to either one or more of the components used in the manufacture or created by your modification technique for exposing the back of the Apple watch. If you cannot ...
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How do I prevent clothing from getting stained in the washer or dryer?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps the stains are due to bleach. Your shirt may be dyed with a combination of colours, and a small amount of bleach may affect the red dye ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

the most likely answer is your dryer air duct outlet is closed or blocked off. I had this problem in a house I once lived in and got so frustrated that I searched for and found the dryer duct vent on ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

It is possible that water in your locality is hard and hard water can cause problems to your clothes. So check whether the water is hard and if it is so, try using suitable detergents or water ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

The best "hack" I imagine is to bring a water connection and drainage indoors (where you already have electricity). It should be easier and safer, from all points of view. Installing the ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

Place the machine on a pallet and cover it with a barbecue large cover or a large mower cover. Keep it off the ground and that will let you get more years and use out of it. Good luck.
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

Shopping bags usually have ventilation holes so they are not very waterproof. Plastic sheeting might do, but will soon develop splits and tears. If you can't find a servicable tarpaulin (perhaps one ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

I suggest a Hack for easier moving as an alternate to a light-weight washing machine cover. Consider moving your heavy washing machine a lot more easily [if a little slower] from storage to the ...
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