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    shellbeau813
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    Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-

    I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths

    to do dishes and wipe down counters etc. I use one all day, then

    throw it in the wash and start with a clean one the next day. They

    get thrown in with my regular wash. But they come out smelling musty

    and stinky. Should I do a special load of them and bleach them up

    instead? What do you all do?

    Michelle








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    Suzi McMullen
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    I am a little bit like monk. I HATE germs. I keep a one gallon pitcher on the counter and throw wash cloths in there with bleach water. I use as many as 15-20 per day in just my normal cleaning and when we are out of wet ones I use many more on hands and faces. I don't always wash them every day though. Because they sit in bleach all day long which kills germs, most every day when my sink is free of dishes I fill it up with hot water and wash and rinse them all by hand. Then I throw them back into the pitcher with clean bleach water and I re-use them right from there. Whenever I do a load of white clothes or light colored clothes I throw them in before the other clothes and fill the maching part way so I don't accidentally bleach something with a little color on it. All my dish cloths are white even if they once had color. I like using white because when I do the floors on my hands and knees or wash walls etc., I can see the dirt and know if I'm getting something clean or not.

    Suzi
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: shellbeau813
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 7:37 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes





    Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-
    I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths
    to do dishes and wipe down counters etc. I use one all day, then
    throw it in the wash and start with a clean one the next day. They
    get thrown in with my regular wash. But they come out smelling musty
    and stinky. Should I do a special load of them and bleach them up
    instead? What do you all do?
    Michelle





  3. #3
    Christena Leverton
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    I go through six or seven a day.I use at least one clean one per meal;Idip it in the soapy water and use it to wipe down the table and counters etc. Plus if I need to dry dishes by hand (if there are too many to drip dry) then I use aseparate clean towel for that. Plusif something spills on the floor, I use a different one for that.When I'm done cleaning I takeeach one to the laundryroom, lay it flat on the washer or hang it over the sink to dry, then I wash them with my next load of laundry, regardless of whether it's a load ot towels, sheets or clothes. I don't have a problem with them getting musty...but then again I live in the desert.

    Christena

    On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:37 AM, shellbeau813 <shellbeau813@yahoo.com> wrote:








    Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-
    I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths
    to do dishes and wipe down counters etc. I use one all day, then
    throw it in the wash and start with a clean one the next day. They

    get thrown in with my regular wash. But they come out smelling musty
    and stinky. Should I do a special load of them and bleach them up
    instead? What do you all do?
    Michelle


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    mem68
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    Put the dish clothes into a bucket w/ borax or soda and let soak. This is

    what I do for my dingy wash clothes and it works.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "shellbeau813" <shellbeau813@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 5:37 AM

    Subject: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes





    > Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-

    > I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths








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    Wendy
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    Wow,I like that idea, Suzi! I'm going to do that with mine; they're all dingy even when their "clean"!


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    From: Suzi McMullen
    Date: 8/1/2008 9:19:50 AM
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes





    I am a little bit like monk. I HATE germs. I keep a one gallon pitcher on the counter and throw wash cloths in there with bleach water. I use as many as 15-20 per day in just my normal cleaning and when we are out of wet ones I use many more on hands and faces. I don't always wash them every day though. Because they sit in bleach all day long which kills germs, most every day when my sink is free of dishes I fill it up with hot water and wash and rinse them all by hand. Then I throw them back into the pitcher with clean bleach water and I re-use them right from there. Whenever I do a load of white clothes or light colored clothes I throw them in before the other clothes and fill the maching part way so I don't accidentally bleach something with a little color on it. All my dish cloths are white even if they once had color. I like using white because when I do the floors on my hands and knees or wash walls etc., I can see the dirt and know if I'm getting something clean or not.

    Suzi

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: shellbeau813
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 7:37 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes





    Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-
    I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths
    to do dishes and wipe down counters etc. I use one all day, then
    throw it in the wash and start with a clean one the next day. They
    get thrown in with my regular wash. But they come out smelling musty
    and stinky. Should I do a special load of them and bleach them up
    instead? What do you all do?
    Michelle












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    J Diane Northcutt
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    (LOL) Everytime someone in our family does something odd, we ask them "How Monk are you?"
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Suzi McMullen
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 9:46 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes






    I am a little bit like monk. I HATE germs. I keep a one gallon pitcher on the counter and throw wash cloths in there with bleach water. I use as many as 15-20 per day in just my normal cleaning and when we are out of wet ones I use many more on hands and faces. I don't always wash them every day though. Because they sit in bleach all day long which kills germs, most every day when my sink is free of dishes I fill it up with hot water and wash and rinse them all by hand. Then I throw them back into the pitcher with clean bleach water and I re-use them right from there. Whenever I do a load of white clothes or light colored clothes I throw them in before the other clothes and fill the maching part way so I don't accidentally bleach something with a little color on it. All my dish cloths are white even if they once had color. I like using white because when I do the floors on my hands and knees or wash walls etc., I can see the dirt and know if I'm getting something clean or not.

    Suzi
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: shellbeau813
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 7:37 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : cloth napkins and wipes





    Everyone is talking about replacing paper towels and such with cloth-
    I think its a great idea. I have a question though. I use dish cloths
    to do dishes and wipe down counters etc. I use one all day, then
    throw it in the wash and start with a clean one the next day. They
    get thrown in with my regular wash. But they come out smelling musty
    and stinky. Should I do a special load of them and bleach them up
    instead? What do you all do?
    Michelle








  7. #7
    L
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    Try making sure that this is dry before throw it in the
    wash. I hand my dishtowels over the shower rack once dirty and let them dry
    completely before putting the in the hamper. It helps. Lisa



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  8. #8
    copacobana5424
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    Just wondering what any of you find most absorbent for rags? Cotton

    T's??? I am wanting to use more rags but don't find them very

    absorbent. Thanks. Lisa








 

 
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