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>> No. 1796 Anonymous
30th November 2014
Sunday 10:32 pm
1796 Washing clothes
For some reason I feel like this is a /DIY/ thread.

I'll be honest, I ignore most of the symbols and throw everything in on a 40 degree quick wash. Do colours really need to be separated from lights, or is this just another chore that is mostly made up by/for the obsessively houseproud like hoovering the stairs?
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>> No. 1797 Anonymous
30th November 2014
Sunday 10:44 pm
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Short answer: It depends.

Long answer:
If you have anything dark coloured, it's always best to seperate it out for a few washes when they're new, after that it's more likely to be safe to wash with other things.

It depends on the quality of clothes too, decent quality shirts in cotton and polyester are generally okay to mix, I usually throw in my whole weeks washing at once, which includes a which shirt and some blue and patterned shirts. I have two black ones but they are good enough quality that it probably wouldn't hurt to mix them with the others.

Jeans are particularly bad for the colour running, mixing a new pair of jeans with whites is a bad idea, however an old pair which is already faded should be okay. Tshirts can be a problem, some don't run, some will run pretty badly.
>> No. 1798 Anonymous
30th November 2014
Sunday 11:27 pm
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>>1797
>washing jeans

Lad.
>> No. 1799 Anonymous
30th November 2014
Sunday 11:53 pm
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>>1798

You smell of bollock sweat and farts.
>> No. 1800 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 12:50 am
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>>1799
Not really, I have several pairs - and I just air them out for a week or so. I have a pair that I have only washed once, a year ago - and the smell seems to be "neutral" now. The bacteria have moved to greener pastures.
>> No. 1801 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 12:56 am
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>>1800

Unless they are a £200 pair of Japanese denim, there is no need to be so careful. Even if they were, you should really be freezing them in an appropriate bag so no moisture can get in. That is the only effective way to "wash" expensive jeans, unless you are made of money in which case Hotpoint will do the job nicely.
>> No. 1802 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 12:59 am
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>>1801

I hate to invade this thread but the only thing I'd ever spend £200 on that I had to keep in the freezer would be some kind of cocaine freebase. Or a dead body. Christ lads.
>> No. 1803 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 1:09 am
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>>1801
My most expensive jeans are a pair of nudies, which only set me back £100. I have treated all my jeans this way as I want the natural fades to be heavily contrasted against the dark denim. Washing reduces this contrast and they look kind of shit. I might post a picture of my Levi's tomorrow.

As for freezing, it's bollox. Freezing only hibernates the odour causing bacteria and they come back in full force when they get back to body temperature. Airing out is the only way I've found to work.
>> No. 1804 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 1:11 am
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>>1802

£200 for a dead body seems like a suspiciously good deal. I'd need to see a death certificate, kick the tyres so to speak.
>> No. 1805 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 1:13 am
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>>1796

I generally separate colours from lights just out of principle and because it's what my mum taught me. The exclusions are lights that I don't really care about their being a bit discoloured - they just get chucked in whatever wash.
>> No. 1806 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 1:19 am
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>>1803

The most common odour producing bacteria can't survive below -18. That requires and adaptation and endospores they simply can't make. Most freezers hit -18, unless it's an icebox or something.
>> No. 1807 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 5:28 am
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I think separating them just stops your whites going chewing-gum coloured. I just throw everything in together and only have white things I'm not bothered about.
>> No. 1808 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 3:35 pm
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>>1806
You are right about them being non-spore forming, but they are put into a vegetative state none the less - you can probably get rid of most them, but the few that survive have the biggest party.

I have never had a freezer that goes below -6, even my lab ones are -20, but they are purpose built.
>> No. 1809 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 6:41 pm
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>>1808
>I have never had a freezer that goes below -6, even my lab ones are -20, but they are purpose built.
We only use Fahrenheit for hot stuff here, lad.
>> No. 1810 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:03 pm
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>>1809
>Fahrenheit

Nice try yanklad.
>> No. 1811 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:19 pm
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>>1810
u wot m8?
>> No. 1812 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:33 pm
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Fahrenheit for hot, Celsius for cold. Everybody over the age of 45 knows this.
>> No. 1813 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:48 pm
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>>1812

I have never encountered this in all my 21st century education, so you mad, old bastards can hop on your penny-farthings a go fuck.

Christ, if we're going to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius based on whether or not there's a nip in the breeze, then I think we'll have to give up any criticism of Americans using "cups".
>> No. 1814 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:48 pm
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>>1810
I hope you're not seriously suggesting you've not known a domestic freezer get below -6C, because the expected temperature for storing frozen food is -18C.
>> No. 1815 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:56 pm
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>>1811

Is that... is that a real newspaper? I'm aware the Express is real, but that's surely not a genuine front page, is it? I'm simply aghast if that's anything more than uncanny satire.
>> No. 1816 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 7:57 pm
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>>1815
It wouldn't be the Express without Diana, m8.
>> No. 1817 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 8:01 pm
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>>1811
>Daily Express

Ah yes, the last bastion of the English language. Back to the dole queue with you! Begone!
>> No. 1818 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 9:01 pm
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>>1813
>I have never encountered this in all my 21st century education
Falling standards under Nuleba, innit.

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