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11 August 2011 @ 10:36 am
How do I hand wash and remove enough water from a heavy garment like sweat pants before puting it in a dryer? I don't have access to a washer and I need information on how to hand wash for the cold weather season when I'm wearing heavier clothes. All I have to wash them in is a kitchen sink.
05 July 2008 @ 12:38 pm
This was one of my favourite adverts as a kid...

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31 March 2008 @ 07:41 am
Well my washing machine is at it again… (http://community.livejournal.com/laundry_reports/6904.html for anyone who does not recall my original post on this) for some odd reason it sporadically decides to just chew up certain pieces of clothing, between several washes a month and even more quere is that when it does decide it wants to ruin my clothes it only seems to attack ONE piece of clothing in an entire wash.

I have checked both my washing machine and my dryer to no avail, there is DEFINITLY nothing sharp in either of them.
I even worried that it was somehow related to my detergent so I changed that too – still no luck.
I even changed the way I put the detergent and fabric softener in, and changed the settings on the wash but STILL I find randomly one piece of clothing will get chewed up for no reason…

It’s starting to get to me now because there is no obvious cause, it’s causing anxiety inside of me when it comes to washing now because I am in constant fear a favourite garment of clothing will get ruined (and believe me I get really attached to clothes).

I just don’t know what to do… I am tempted to call my landlord and just ask for a new washer, but then there is the long wait till he can get a new (well I say new, it would be second hand knowing him) washer to me, and whether or not that will make this issue cease.

I just felt like ranting about it because it’s really doing my head in.

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29 March 2008 @ 10:46 am
What I love about laundromats is the wide array of old candies you find in the candy machines. Mike & Ikes? Boston Baked Beans? Wonderful! When else in life do you take the time to eat some Red Hots and watch daytime TV?
07 January 2008 @ 07:05 am
Your own personal techniques/rituals when washing!

So how do you all like to do the laundry? How often would you say you put a wash load on?
Do you tend to do separate washes for colours/different people in the house?
What fabric softener and detergent do you use?
Do you put washed clothes in a tumble dryer or hang them on a washing line (and what do you prefer?) and do you use dryer sheets if you do use a tumble dryer?

I tend to do my washing over the weekend only (this is due to me working full time in the week and lacking the time).
Saturdays I do a coloured wash (which is mainly all of my clothes, I tend to own a lot of green and purple garments and as such I don’t want them mixing with dark colours).
I use Bold™ detergent tablets for the wash, and for fabric softener I use Comfort or Lenor™ (both lovely).
I always use a tumble dryer in winter as it’s the only efficient way to dry the clothes in time for the following week, and I use Bounce™ tumble dryer sheets.
I prefer putting clothes on a line to dry naturally however as I find this holds the beautiful smell of the fabric softener better than when dried in a dryer...
Then I do the dark colours (which all tend to be my boyfriends clothes, he wears a lot of black and blue with rare whites. Though neither of us really wear white).

I have some laundry related photographs that I will be sharing soon (I am currently sat at work and am unable to retrieve the photographs from here).

Generally music of choice for washing up is some Drum&Bass or Bristol-Sound, though normally I am listening to the sound of the TV from the living room... which usually has cartoons or some kind of horror movie on. (This Saturday it was Bump In the Night which I have on VHS because sadly it isn’t on TV these days... what a shame.)
05 March 2006 @ 09:53 am
... this community is like a dream come true.

Doing the washing gives me that nifty feeling.

Like watching Art Attack.

I like the feel of cotton that's just gone through the wash with a ton of fabric softener.

This record cover reminds me of a washing machine
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21 January 2006 @ 07:39 pm
I made these. They were once photos of my local laundromat. They remind me of Sonic Youth's Goo album artwork. And Sonic Youth also did that album Washing Machine. Which somone should mention here. Because washing machines are cool. I think. Hey Annabelle, are washing machines cool? "I guess they really do take the smell out of your clothes." See.

washing machines
are cool
17 January 2006 @ 04:24 pm

that is all
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