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    i'm gonna start hand washing most of my clothes, first off carpe, MA+, CCP, and RO shirts and was wondering if anyone had basic suggestions for handwashing. i don't think there's a forum on this here, so it would be a great reference tool as well.
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    P nizzle dizzle,




    For handwashing I've always done it in the sink, just taking care not to pull or stretch the fabric too much. I let the sink fill up and add the detergent as the water fills so that it foams up, soak the clothes (at most 2 shirts at a time of the same color) and just kind of swish them around in the water. It lets the soap get in and do its work without any excessive action on the fabrics itself (esp. Rick tees etc.). I take the shirts out as a lump and squeeze the water out and rinse a few times in the same way as washing just sans detergent.




    Some people use drying racks but I find that the bars let the fabric dry unevenly (you get those stretch lines since part of the heavy wet fabric is supported and other parts arent). I dry tees and pants flat on towels laid on the ground or tables and for dress shirts I wring them out and dry them on coathangers since they're more resistant to stretching. The good thing about drying flat on towels is that it gives you the opportunity to gently shape the shirts back into their appropriate shape.




    I kinda let the dirty clothes build up and then do a ton all at once so my apt looks like some housemaid's nightmare

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    Well,



    when we lived in Jamaica, we didn't have amenities like washing machines, so everything had to be hand washed, even today, i still hand wash most, if not all my dress shirts, and occasionally my regular clothing when the washing machine does not give me the result that i want.



    1. you have to be very careful though, because if the garment you are washing was not made from a fabric that was preshrunk, you can run into problems.........



    2. avoid washing garments made from certain kinds of wool, as they still shrink as with machine washing).



    3.if you are washing knits, do not wring the garment when wet, and lay it on a flat (a table in the sun) surface to be dried afterwards



    what i do know is that, you colors will last longer when you hand was the garments



    Also, Oxy-clean should become your best friend, as you can pre-soak the garments in an oxy-clean and water solution and it remove all the stains and dirt and makes it very easy to hand wash afterwards without affecting the garment colors

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    thanks A and Z, yeah i meant to put this one in the shopping and personal style but i guess it works under designers and their work and as merzbow's DIY suggestion.



    oxyclean huh, i've cleaned up stains on my sofa w that...

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    i don't wash clothes. i just throw them out when they get dirty and buy them again. ;)



    edit: i just threw away my fencing jacket b/c i got a water stain on it.

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    what is a rec'd detergent?
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    [quote user="ddohnggo"]i don't wash clothes. i just throw them out when they get dirty and buy them again. ;)
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    you're one of those guys who has 365 pairs of socks each year

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    just call me damon dash
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    Also, sometimes people overlook the most obvious thing - RTFM!!!



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    how long does one leave soaking in the soap? 5 mins? 10?
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    [quote user="philip nod"]how long does one leave soaking in the soap? 5 mins? 10?
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    10 min should be fine, even more won't hurt. what are you washing?

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    some cdiem, ma+, RO shirts
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    Also, sometimes people overlook the most obvious thing - RTFM!!!







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    what brand used that tag?! They immediately have 1000% more respect :)

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    don't know, found it through google image search. just thought it was funny.
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    [quote user="philip nod"]some cdiem, ma+, RO shirts
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    why're you washing cdiem shirts? weren't they buried by hobbits in middle-earth????????? you'll wash off the essence.

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    [quote user="ddohnggo"]

    [quote user="philip nod"]some cdiem, ma+, RO shirts
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    why're you washing cdiem shirts? weren't they buried by hobbits in middle-earth????????? you'll wash off the essence.



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    well, i will now add some advice from my experience. cdiem double layer shirts take twice as long...hahha thats obvious.



    DON'T USE WHITE TOWELS. unfortunately, most of my towels are white, so there's a lot of faint dye bleeding which doesn't show up on the colored towels. now i know where to find the essence.

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    Anyone use Woolite Dark Laundry Fabric Wash? I've got some blacks I want to keep black which I'll be having to launder frequently enough and that I don't want to (or which won't) dry clean. Hoping this might do the trick.




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    I would use an organic E Friendly cleaner. You can get them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes in the states.

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    Might be too late for this, but prevention is the best medicine. In other words, hang your cherished items outdoors right after wearing them. I once had a pair of rubbery raf simons trousers which the dry cleaner's refused to clean for fear of ruining them. So I always hung them outdoors overnight and they amazingly did stay in clean-like condition for years (no joking!). Otherwise, perhaps use an organic cleaner.

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