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Old 06-21-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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OT - Laundry?
Okay, I know I should know these things…but I don't…so sad. Anyways, if an item says hand wash, can you run it through on the delicate cycle? Or are there items specifically designed for the delicate cycle? I can't recall ever seeing 'delicate cycle' on the tags. And I'm assuming you would use cold water in the delicate cycle right?! In case you can't tell…laundry is not my strong point. My husband spoils me by just doing a lot of it. But now I have this ever growing pile of work clothes that can't go through the regular cycle.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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If its something wool, then you must hand wash. Other than that, the only thing I hand wash is myself.

I use the delicate and hang to dry. If I ruin it, then I didn't want it anyway. Maybe this isn't the best advice, but life's too short to wash my clothing down by the stream. Unless I made it.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:56 AM   #3
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what good advice Ingrid! LOL!
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yeah i would use delicate and maybe some woolite and life is good.
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Things that seem fragile, like lace, should probably be hand washed in the sink. Bras can be washed on the delicate cycle, but they should never be dried in the dryer. Heat destroys the kind of elastic they use.
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Thanks so much guys! I have the wool wash stuff, so I'll use that and put them through the delicate cycle. I have some of those laundry bags I use for felting, so I might throw some of the more delicate pieces in those as well.

So that's why my bras never last ....hmmm....I'll have to remember to tell DH not to throw them in the dryer!
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well from my understanding bras are really only suppose to last about six months, but i don't think i know anybody who only wears one for six months! :rofling:
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well from my understanding bras are really only suppose to last about six months, but i don't think i know anybody who only wears one for six months! :rofling:
I once (only ONCE) went to Rigby & Peller - the bra merchants to the queen. They did the whole measure etc and told me off suitably for wearing the wrong size / shape / hoistability of bra and stuck me in a very pretty but very steel girder like hoist them up bra.

They told me that they only last 3 months! I don't chuck mine after 3 months that much I can tell you - they are too expensive to just throw
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THREE MONTHS?! Are you kidding me? Mulene I'm with you, they are way too expensive to wear for only 3 months. I remember VS giving me a horrendous look and basically making fun of me for even washing my bras in the washing machine. She turned up her nose and said, "everything in this store needs to be hand washed". I decided that I must be in the wrong store then!
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THREE MONTHS?! Are you kidding me? Mulene I'm with you, they are way too expensive to wear for only 3 months. I remember VS giving me a horrendous look and basically making fun of me for even washing my bras in the washing machine. She turned up her nose and said, "everything in this store needs to be hand washed". I decided that I must be in the wrong store then!
lol yep three months.. I smiled sweetly paid for the bra and still have it two years on =P (OK so I don't wear it all the time it was even a bit too expensive for that).

But yeah three months - I'm not sure if one is weightier on top if thats what causes them to last less time - but frankly I'm with you; if I had to hand wash em I'd probably be in the wrong store too. I have a couple of hand wash ones wrapped up and stuffed in the bottom of a drawer, you can guess how often I wear those.
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