I pulled out my cotton and polyester sheets after using flannel sheets all
winter and they had a terrible odor. I have very sensitive skin and serious
allergies so I have to use laundry detergent that is odorless and for
sensitive skin. In the past I would have probably add some vinegar to my
rinse water, but I am also now allergic to vinegar! (it falls under mold
foods because it is fermented). Any suggestions for freshening them?
I have been bugging my hubby for a clothes line. I do like that suggestion
best. Maybe I can find a few trees to tie a rope to for a few wash loads.
Might be able to find a few that would work. Trees that is.
Thanks for the suggestions, it is appreciated.
<>>Hang them outside for an hour on a sunny day. The UV will freshen
In the long run, you can cause damage to a tree or even kill it by
tying a clothes line around it. Plus, a clothesline attached to a
tree can have ill effects on nesting birds, can agitate bees feeding
on nectar, or your clean clothes may be the target of bird droppings.
Do it right and erect two clothes line poles anchored in concrete,
preferably away from trees.
I wonder what that costs in materials and labor. If the posts aren't
braced, won't they eventually tip? You create a permanent obstruction
that makes mowing more difficult, limits the use of your yard, and could
The umbrella or rotary clothes dryer, invented in America in 1855, has
1. You spend $35 on the unit and make one hole.
2. You stand in one spot with your basket and pins.
3. You can quickly fold and store it, keeping it clean and leaving no
4. You can add a cloth cover to use it as a beach umbrella so you can
sit and smoke out of the sun and rain without stinking up your house.
5. That cover also allows you to dry your vividly dyed clothes without
sun fading. (My bright red shirt has turned pink from too much time in
You make some reasonable points however the rotary clothes drier was not
successful for my neighbours nor for my friends. All have returned to a
decent clothes line.
My posts have been stood upright in concrete for over 40 years, I know of
others over 100 years old. Obviously the job was first class when done and
if one doesn't employ a cowboy then all should be well.
I agree the posts can be " in the way" whilst mowing but it doesn't take a
great deal of time to snip around the base with shears and it has the
benefit of many happy hours of volleyball and tennis type games played over
the line, dancing around the poles or even ON the poles. ( I keep my
The rotary became unstable after a few years use and the hole needed
plugging for the pole to stay upright, it also rusted.
I like to see my sheets billowing in the breeze, not hanging limply touching
other items on the line and becoming entangled.
My dear neighbour has a retractable line. I like it. One end is on the house
wall, neat and compact, the other can be hooked somewhere else when needed,
he has a place on the nearby shed to hook it when he does his smalls but he
can also extend it to a fence post further down the garden for larger items.
A disgusting habit. I am looking forward to England becoming smoke free -
next month I believe, Wales and Scotland have already done it and it was
very successful, a pleasure to visit both places now.
dance since the Eagle Squadron made it compulsory in 1940.
Perhaps you're obsessing over David Hasselhoff:
(You won't be able to see it without a modern internet connection.)
( For readers information I have lost my wi-fi internet connection at home
and have had to revert to dial up. I am awaiting the installation of
broadband so I can resume posting to the groups on a more regular basis)
Acetic acid IS vinegar!!!
Can you use a cold-water wash like Coolove?
Or good old-fashioned Ivory Flakes?
Or a special product made for baby linen and clothing?
With these, you may not need to add anything to your rinse water.
Do a double rinse just to be on the safe side.
At this Web site:
they advertise a Persil product that says it's formulated for
allergies and sensitive skin.
By Googling keywords like "laundry detergent for sensitive skin with
allergies" you will find other companies advertising similar products.
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