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I dont have hot water for my washing machine. Is it still ok to clean the washing machine without using hot water? You can try, but the heat from the water is what helps activate the cleaning ingredients in the detergents. Could you heat up water and add it to the washer for the soaking portion, and then just use the regular water for the actual wash cycle? Hi Jessi, This looks like a fun thing to try. I have just looked at my pillows which seriously need washing and the label says hand wash, and do not bleach.
What recipe would you suggest for my pillows? Can I soak in the detergent plus washing soda and then scrub by hand? The yellow stains from head grease are not a sight to behold! Thanks for your help on this one.
Then just hand wash them and you should be fine. And if you find some pillows that you can machine wash, you can follow these steps exactly if you have a top loading machine. Or if you have a front loading machine, just do the soaking part in a large tub or in your laundry sink and then put the pillows in the front loader along with all of the ingredients and run them through the longest cycle with a double rinse, just like normal. It will take up more of your time but it is doable!
When you pour the mixture into the washer are you pouring it into the detergent thing on top? Or just opening the front door and pouring it in? Also, after the mix is all mixed into the water, the washer is presumably full of water, so at that point how would you open it up to put the pillows in? Thanks for any advice! Thanks for the step by step instructions and the great photos! Also, could I use the liquid dishwasher detergent rather than the powder? The point of the tennis balls is to bounce around in the dryer with your pillows and help keep the feathers from clumping together as it drys.
Or, you can wash them this way to get them clean, and then just air dry them like you have been doing; that will work great too! Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! I will find one of your recommendations and jump in with both feet! I was getting excited until I saw the part about using very hot water, here in Colombia very few people have a hot water supply, washing everything including themselves in cold water, I have to admit to having installed hot water showers, but that is it!
I get fed up of throwing pillows away when they look grungy, but still have life in them. The hot water just helps draw out the grease from the pillows, and helps the detergent dissolve more quickly.
If you have a way of heating water like on a stove , you can do that, or you can use cold water too! Love this idea, but can you do this in front loading machines that use HE cleaners? I had to buy a new washer and it is from loading Thanks so much.
Yep you can Kim! Did you find them to be lumpy or did the fibers stay mostly in shape? With the tennis balls in the dryer, my pillows came out totally intact. I like some of your tips. I have been using regular HE detergent in my HE machine on regular cycle. I like to hang mine outside on a sunny day, and get that sunshine smell!
Reminds me of my mom hanging sheets outside to dry, back in the day. Here in New Zealand we dry almost everything most of the year outside in the sunshine, and only use the dryer in winter, on rainy days or to fluff up towels. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, which is an extremely dry, hot desert climate. I hang everything, either on a rack in the house, or on the patio. Great instructions, but I use only homemade with borax laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.
Would I use maybe 2 tblsp of each and add extra washing soda? Are there other things I should add? You can skip the bleach and just use laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, and washing soda; that will work fine! For the laundry detergent, use twice the amount you would for a normal load, and use the amounts listed in this post for the dishwashing detergent and washing soda.
Thanks Jessi for your reply. Thanks for taking the time to try and help me out. If yes, can I put them in the dryer afterwards? If not, how can I wash them and dry them without damaging them? Are you sure you want to delete this answer?
Hi, Yes i would think you can wash the shoes, put them on a delicate cycle no more than 40 degrees in temperature and on a slow spin. I've never tried washing it in a machine but I have hand washed them and put them near a heater to dry them. They do shrink a bit but they'll go back to their normal size after you've worn them for a bit. Related Questions Washing shoes in a washing machine??!?!?
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Apr 24, · Best Answer: Hi, Yes i would think you can wash the shoes, put them on a delicate cycle no more than 40 degrees in temperature and on a slow spin. I would also use liquid instead of powder as powder will fade the colour in the fabric, if you are going to dry them, again you need ti Status: Resolved. Can You Wash Toms in the Washing Machine? Most manufacturers discourage people from doing this because it could break up the glue that holds the shoe together. If you are really in a hurry or your shoes are heavily soiled, machine washing would be a good choice. Most ballet flats will come with care information (either on a tag attached to the slipper, or a separate sheet). It is recommended that you follow the washing/cleaning directions that came with the flats.