what else do you wash in the machine?

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Philippines
October 28, 2017 1:15am CST
we wash clothes, underwear, kitchen and bath towels, blankets, bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains and seat covers. we only have a spinner/wringer so we have to hang and dry them under the sun. i've heard and read of people washing pillows, stuffed toys, shoes and backpacks in the washing machine. what else do you wash in the machine?
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@jobelbojel (6899)
• Philippines
28 Oct
Lately, I have been using the DIY here. So easy to use. I can wash towels, jeans, bedsheets.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
i tried the coin laundry for the first time last week. i was surprised we have several here in our neighborhood now.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
@hereandthere They are all around now no?
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@ridingbet (49680)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@hereandthere so, you have the laundromat?
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
Some I know have bought older second-hand washers and use them for washing horse blankets or pet blankets. I don't use my machine for anything too dirty or heavy.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
the horse blankets must be big and heavy.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Oct
@hereandthere The summer ones can be lighter and would fit in an average size machine but I should have said saddle blankets rather than horse blankets.
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@ridingbet (49680)
• Philippines
28 Oct
just clothes. once though, during my first year as a registered nurse where i used the pantyhose, i machine-washed a pair. when i took the stockings out of the washer, i was surprised because my pantyhose had so many holes already. hahaha! so from then on, i hand-washed my stockings. now that we have the laundrywoman, she hand-washes my stockings as well
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• Philippines
28 Oct
i use a net bag for small and/or delicate items and/or fabrics.
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@jstory07 (65993)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Oct
I even washed the cats bed in the washing machine.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
did you run it through the dryer too?
@Corbin5 (102839)
• United States
28 Oct
I wash bed pillows, the outdoor patio umbrella, slipcovers, and athletic shoes in the washing machine in addition to clothing, sheets, pillow cases, and towels..
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• Philippines
29 Oct
so the outdoor patio umbrella has a cover that can be removed and washed? do you also put the shoes in the dryer or dry them under the sun?
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@Corbin5 (102839)
• United States
29 Oct
@hereandthere I actually let the shoes dry in the basement. If I let them dry in the sun, they will have yellow spots on them. Yes, the cover is easily removed from the umbrella and I can wash it in the machine.
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• Philippines
30 Oct
@Corbin5 i thought the material would be waterproof.
@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
29 Oct
When I was younger my pair of sneakers - I got a verbal beat down from my mom!
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• Philippines
29 Oct
hahaha! i assume she heard it rattling around so she went to investigate.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
29 Oct
@hereandthere yeah. It made quite the noise!
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@TRBRocks420 (75380)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Oct
Yes, I have washed all of those things in the washing machine I think.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
i'm think some small teddy bears have been washed in the past when my other nieces we still here
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@cttolledo (4106)
• Philippines
28 Oct
I dont use washing machine in washing shoes and backpacks its too risky. I handwash them to ensure its good condition
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• Philippines
28 Oct
in the past we used old toothbrushes when shoes. now i use the old nail brush (the ones that are bigger and wider), not the small ones that manicurists use. of course the toothbrush is better in reaching deep inside the shoes.
@cahaya1983 (10055)
• Malaysia
1 Nov
Yes I've washed shoes and pillows in the washing machine. I'dusually spray the shoes with water first to get rid of the mud before putting them inside the machine though.
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• Philippines
1 Nov
how many shoes do you wash in one batch? don't they make a noise?
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@cahaya1983 (10055)
• Malaysia
1 Nov
@hereandthere I think the most I've washed at once is two pairs. I thought about the noise too but no, they didn't make a lot of noise.
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• Philippines
1 Nov
@cahaya1983 without the shoelaces, i guess?
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
3 Nov
I've washed all those you've mentioned in the washing machine! The only other things I can think of are tablecloths, lunch bags, oven mitts and potholders, and oh - that microfiber cloth thing that we put on the steam cleaner (for floors)!
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• Philippines
4 Nov
oh, yeah. i also wash the table cloth because it's huge. with the oven mitts and potholders, we have to brush them well first.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
4 Nov
@hereandthere With oven mitts and potholders, if they are yucky, I give them a good rinse first and then toss them into the washing machine.
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@paigea (21922)
• Canada
1 Nov
I wash all those things. Some rugs too and curtains. And the cat's bed
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• Philippines
1 Nov
most houses here don't have rugs or carpets, but we use lots of doormats. we wash and brush them manually, but use the spinner to wring out excess water before hanging to dry under the sun.
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@paigea (21922)
• Canada
1 Nov
@hereandthere I put the rugs in the machine.
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@YrNemo (11747)
28 Oct
You have listed everything there I think. A number of times, we washed money by accidents. The coins left in pockets of trousers, pants, came out shining, quite funny!
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• Philippines
29 Oct
in our old machine, the coins got stuck. meanwhile paper and tissue in pockets disintegrate and stick to everything in white bits.
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@YrNemo (11747)
29 Oct
@hereandthere We got filters, lucky us, right? Regardless, some tissues still gone into pieces and got stuck to everything...
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@JustBhem (31976)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Oct
I never wash stuffed toys and shoes and backpacks too. The one that did not mention there are pants.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
because i see pants as part of clothes (damit)
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@JustBhem (31976)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Oct
@hereandthere Ahahaha. I see. Now we are on the same page.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct
Yes, I also wash the stuffed toys if they are not very big. At least they have to be put inside the washing machine
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• Philippines
30 Oct
you mean the one your son takes with you on your travels?
• United States
27 Dec
shower curtain inserts.gets the slimy feeling right off.
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@rubyriaz007 (3394)
• India
8 Nov
I wash curtains, blankets, bedsheets, jeans, and soft toys in my washing machine.
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@LadyDuck (151806)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
I do not wash shoes, stuffed toys or pillows in my washing machines, only all the stuff you have mentioned.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Oct
Just the same as yours. I do not wash shoes or bags in the washing machine.
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@Shavkat (59704)
• Philippines
28 Oct
We only wash clothes, curtains, bedsheets, pillows, and blankets in our washing machine.
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@kepweng (13227)
29 Oct
is your washing machine Dont destroyed if you wash rubber shoes on it ?
• Philippines
30 Oct
no, we don't do that.