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Old 02-13-13, 05:15 PM   #26
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I do most of the laundry in our house for this reason
You see, every time my wife ask me to help with the laundry (once every 4-5 years) I make sure to screw things up just a bit so she don't bother me with it for another 4-5 years
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I just happen to be a *slight* bit of a perfectionist and happen to like the way I do it better. plus she is very much appreciative which is never a bad thing.
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Fabric softener lables a man as married, in case you didnt know.
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Greasy Fat Guy Lessons - Wash in cold water, Small amount of soap, small amount of Boraxo to keep the smell down, rinse twice, hang to dry, NO DRYER...
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DRYER IS FINE...for synthetic and lycra riding apparel.
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Or, better yet, skip it all together.
I agree. You can use vinegar instead.

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I agree. You can use vinegar instead.

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Good link, thanks Ekdog. I use vinegar a lot for cleaning. Read that baking soda works as fabric softener as well, I just never feel I need it.
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I use cold water detergent and hang my bike stuff to dry. The front load washer spins out enough water that the polyester stuff on hangers dries in just a few hours and overnight for the wool stuff.
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Fabric softener lables a man as married, in case you didnt know.
Well I don't ever use FS for anything. I do put most of my active-wear in the dryer, but I hang my padded cycling shorts up to dry.
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DRYER IS FINE...for synthetic and lycra riding apparel.
Not according to many (most?) lycra garment care instructions. And my experience backs up those instructions that say drip dry -- I've dried a few bike shorts which then lost their elasticity.
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