HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

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Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Post by Whyperion » 13 Sep 2019, 20:19

Stanley wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 03:46
For what it's worth, my virtual two-pennyworth goes to 2b, that is, the advice to children who were learning to write. "[/i]
But how does that relate to Good Manners / Speak when you are Spoken To ?

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Post by Stanley » 14 Sep 2019, 03:17

It was what my mother used to say when we were asking too many questions.
Here's one explanation; " : My mother would often reply, That's Leo's For Meddlers" when I asked her a question she was reluctant to answer. : Any ideas on its meaning and origin?
Yes. It's a variation of "layrolls" or "layovers" to catch meddlers. Like when someone puts marbles in his/her medicine cabinet so when a meddler opens it, the marbles spill out and make a big noise. It is a trap for meddlers. "

Today's tip. When a cotton garment has 'Dry clean only' on the care label test it alone for colour fastness. :biggrin2:
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Post by Cathy » 14 Sep 2019, 04:40

I kid you not ... my foster parents used to (somehow?) attach a human hair across 2 wardrobe doors and if that hair was gone they would assume that one of us kids had been in their wardrobe.
Their own natural daughter was a real tear-away and used to get up to all sorts of mischief.
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 14 Sep 2019, 06:01

Bloody hell Cathy.... I can't imagine having to live with that....
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Post by Stanley » 15 Sep 2019, 03:57

Always take the washing instructions on new garments with a pinch of salt. My new 100% cotton shirts said 'dry clean only', as if! I am not buying them back from the cleaners every week! I did a hot wash and found out the reason, >10% shrinkage, the colours were fine. As it was a generous fit in the first place it is now a perfect fit! So much for labels.....
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Post by Marilyn » 15 Sep 2019, 06:28

Good quality cotton shouldn't shrink.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Sep 2019, 06:36

Maz, sorry but all cotton fabrics shrink. What you call 'good quality cotton' is cloth that has been pre-shrunk during finishing. This evidently hadn't been pre-shrunk enough.
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Post by Big Kev » 15 Sep 2019, 08:35

The hot wash cycle doesn't get used much in my house, most of it goes through at 30 degrees. I did wash 3 pairs of cotton overalls at 40 degrees earlier in the week but they were particularly dirty.
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Post by chinatyke » 15 Sep 2019, 11:38

Big Kev wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 08:35
The hot wash cycle doesn't get used much in my house, most of it goes through at 30 degrees. I did wash 3 pairs of cotton overalls at 40 degrees earlier in the week but they were particularly dirty.
I wash everything at 40C. There is a view that this isn't high enough to get any thermal sterilisation and of course that is correct. I don't know what the answer is, my clothes come out looking clean and odour free. I suppose drying in the sun may kill off some of the remaining bacteria. I'm not about to go to the temperatures we used in hospital laundries.

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Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Post by Big Kev » 15 Sep 2019, 14:37

chinatyke wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 11:38
Big Kev wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 08:35
The hot wash cycle doesn't get used much in my house, most of it goes through at 30 degrees. I did wash 3 pairs of cotton overalls at 40 degrees earlier in the week but they were particularly dirty.
I wash everything at 40C. There is a view that this isn't high enough to get any thermal sterilisation and of course that is correct. I don't know what the answer is, my clothes come out looking clean and odour free. I suppose drying in the sun may kill off some of the remaining bacteria. I'm not about to go to the temperatures we used in hospital laundries.
I'm basing my washing temperatures on the effectiveness of modern detergents and it's more environmentally friendly to use lower temperatures. I've not noticed any unusual odours either :-)
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