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Folding Clothes and Linens

Folding Clothes and Linens

How to fold suit jackets, shirts, blouses, jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, dresses, pants and shorts, skirts, underpants, socks, napkins, tablecloths, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, towels, handkerchiefs…. How to put a duvet into a cover … Using...

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Fabrics That Work

Fabrics That Work

General guidelines for choosing fabrics for clothes or furnishings … Choosing ultraviolet light—resistant fibers … Dish towels and dishcloths … Bath towels and hand towels … Bath rugs and mats … Table linens, sizes of tablecloths and napkins …...

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Ironing

Ironing

Ironing gratifies the senses. The transformation of wrinkled, shapeless cloth into the smooth and gleaming folds of a familiar garment pleases the eye. The good scent of ironing is the most comfortable smell in the world. And the fingertips enjoy...

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Laundry Machine or washtub.

Laundry Machine or washtub.

Preparing the Clothes. Some commonsense precautions are necessary to prepare the clothes for the machine or washtub: Turn inside out any blue jeans or other articles that may fade or whose color may abrade (if you wish to prevent that); also turn...

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Why Sort Laundry?

Why Sort Laundry?

Sorting is the process of separating soiled clothes and linens into heaps or piles such that all the articles in a pile can safely receive similar laundry treatment—similar washing methods, washing products, water temperature, washing vigor and...

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When Do Clothes Need Washing?

When Do Clothes Need Washing?

All new clothes, sheets, and other household fabrics that are launderable should be washed once before they are used. After this, wash launderable clothes, linens, and household textiles when they look, feel, or smell dirty. Even if they look...

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