Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

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Quill
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Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by Quill » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:37 pm

Washing machine packed up, not the end of the world because we’re able to use a washing machine in another house (it’s empty atm, because the owner has been staying with us during the lockdown).

While we’ll be fine this time, in future I’m going to store a bottle or two of handwashing soap so the bare necessities at least can be washed as it had never crossed my mind beforehand.

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by Arzosah » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:39 pm

Glad you can sort it so easily - non working white goods are a baaad thing!

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by izzy_mack » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:15 am

Glad you're managing ok. A cake of soap and a small scrubbing brush or sturdy nailbrush will do for hand washing, just be sure to rinse well.

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by diamond lil » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:27 am

Mine is on its way out too, sounding rough.


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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by Quill » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:07 am

Ooh, that looks handy. Thanks for the tips lads

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by Decaff » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:42 pm

Weirdly that was high on my list of "must haves" I bought 2 ginourmous bags of washing powder which don't go out of date or melt (like the pods can and burst open, yes, I managed to do that... :oops: ) but will only use if I run out of pods or I can't find at a good price. New washing machine came beginning of January as the bearings went on the other one, literally everything had been replaced on it and felt is was time for a new one. Thanking my stars that I did as I know that it would not be working now. It also came with a sample box of pods which were a game changer for me. Now we don't over use, even the son can managed to put just 1 pod in rather than a huge scoop of super concentrated powder :roll: so in the long run they are saving money. I rescued a few spares from the old machine like the paddles from inside the drum (they slide off easily) and they will fit the new one too.
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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by preppergb » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:53 pm

Quill wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Washing machine packed up, not the end of the world because we’re able to use a washing machine in another house (it’s empty atm, because the owner has been staying with us during the lockdown).

While we’ll be fine this time, in future I’m going to store a bottle or two of handwashing soap so the bare necessities at least can be washed as it had never crossed my mind beforehand.
I keep about 6 bottles of Star Drops for reserves as it can be used for Laundry as well as washing up and washing hands and vehicles.

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by diamond lil » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:55 pm

Star Drops is magic stuff :mrgreen:

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Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Post by Mad Scientist » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:35 pm

I’ll have to get some of that! If I run out of laundry powder I use shower gel that I get cheaply from car boot sales/pinched from hotels in the dim and distant past.

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