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Old April 29 2013, 03:57 PM   #31
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I had my fiance's sweater drycleaned last week. Of my own clothes... a year ago a pair of capris got badly bloodstained and the cleaners managed to get it mostly back to new. My mom works there, though, so I'm AT the cleaners about once a week just to say hi.
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Old April 29 2013, 05:25 PM   #32
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Of my own clothes... a year ago a pair of capris got badly bloodstained . . .
Would it be impertinent to ask how? Or do I not want to know?
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Old April 29 2013, 07:22 PM   #33
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Of my own clothes... a year ago a pair of capris got badly bloodstained . . .
Would it be impertinent to ask how? Or do I not want to know?
Oh, you probably don't want to know. I was hit by a truck while crossing the street and when my head hit the pavement, it bled everywhere. (I'm mostly fine now, and fine telling people about it.)
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Old April 29 2013, 08:20 PM   #34
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^I'm so glad you've mended - how freaky and awful!

I usally have my husband's blazers cleaned once a season, he really only wears a three he really likes. Summer is approaching with the end of the school year so it will be time to take his light blazer in soon.

I wash almost everything else. I figure if my stuff cannot withstand my washing machine I don't want them. I do hang just about everything to dry though, it saves on ironing time later, which not everyone loves.
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Old April 29 2013, 09:22 PM   #35
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I wash almost everything else. I figure if my stuff cannot withstand my washing machine I don't want them.
Damn right. Garments that can't stand up to machine washing deserve to die. It's Laundry Darwinism!

I also don't believe in segregating my laundry. I just throw the white things and colored things in one big washload and let the clothes sort it out for themselves.
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Old April 29 2013, 09:42 PM   #36
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

^I'm too anal not to separate my laundry. Whites have to be white, not dingy from being washed with dark clothes. I have a good eye for colour, and can immediately tell when a white item has been washed with darker stuff. No one else in my household notices, though. They put it down to another one of my nitpicks.
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Old April 29 2013, 09:54 PM   #37
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I also don't believe in segregating my laundry. I just throw the white things and colored things in one big washload and let the clothes sort it out for themselves.
My too, althought I have very few just white things. A couple of shirts and some socks, everything else has color. As far as dry cleaning goes, I dry clean my suits, but since I don't wear suits to work anymore I get my drycleaning done probably once a year.
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Old April 30 2013, 02:34 AM   #38
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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I wash almost everything else. I figure if my stuff cannot withstand my washing machine I don't want them.
Damn right. Garments that can't stand up to machine washing deserve to die. It's Laundry Darwinism!

I also don't believe in segregating my laundry. I just throw the white things and colored things in one big washload and let the clothes sort it out for themselves.
I very much agree with everything in your post.

My mom never separated out whites and colors either, so maybe I'm just used to the "dingy" white as the other poster put it. Though I hardly own anything white at all, almost all of my clothing is purple.
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Old April 30 2013, 03:09 AM   #39
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I don't own any white bath towels, socks or T-shirts. My bed linens are pastel blue. The only white things I launder are my undershorts. I don't care if they look a bit dingy, because who the hell else besides my doctor is going to see them?
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Old April 30 2013, 03:16 AM   #40
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I only wash my whites separately because, aside from my socks, I don't really own any whites, and I always wash all my socks at the same time...usually because I try to get dressed and realize, "Fuck! I don't have any clean socks!"
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Old April 30 2013, 11:07 AM   #41
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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I wash almost everything else. I figure if my stuff cannot withstand my washing machine I don't want them.
Damn right. Garments that can't stand up to machine washing deserve to die. It's Laundry Darwinism!

I also don't believe in segregating my laundry. I just throw the white things and colored things in one big washload and let the clothes sort it out for themselves.
I very much agree with everything in your post.

My mom never separated out whites and colors either, so maybe I'm just used to the "dingy" white as the other poster put it. Though I hardly own anything white at all, almost all of my clothing is purple.
And I have my laundry-separating mother to thank for my need to separate my whites from coloured clothing. It's very much what you're used to, isn't it? I should also point out that my kids wear white shirts/blouses as part of their school uniforms, so we wash a lot of whites. I hardly own any white clothing myself, though, as I'm guaranteed to spill something on myself whenever I'm not wearing dark clothing. Some days I seriously need a bib. Oh, and ditto on lots of purple clothing.
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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Damn right. Garments that can't stand up to machine washing deserve to die. It's Laundry Darwinism!

I also don't believe in segregating my laundry. I just throw the white things and colored things in one big washload and let the clothes sort it out for themselves.
Laundry cage fight!


I do separate lights from darks out of habit. I do wear white oxfords everyday for work, or a blouse of linen or cotton, always white (creature of habit, remember?) so I do like them to be crisp looking.
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