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Old Nov 21st 2006, 1:42 pm
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I have a question. My wife seems to think that sheets are not clean unless she adds some clorox to the water in the washing machine. I can't stand the smell of the damn stuff and she has cut back a lot. When we visited her Mother, the sheets she had on the bed stunk so much of clorox you could have probably operated on them or used them for sterile dressings.


Is this a US thing? I don't remember my mother using bleach on whites when she did the washing in the UK and I don't know of anyone there that does. They also have a thing against fabric softener saying that it stains clothes. This coming from the people who continue to strive to get all of their coloured sheets to white by copious use of clorox!
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I have a question. My wife seems to think that sheets are not clean unless she adds some clorox to the water in the washing machine. I can't stand the smell of the damn stuff and she has cut back a lot. When we visited her Mother, the sheets she had on the bed stunk so much of clorox you could have probably operated on them or used them for sterile dressings.


Is this a US thing? I don't remember my mother using bleach on whites when she did the washing in the UK and I don't know of anyone there that does. They also have a thing against fabric softener saying that it stains clothes. This coming from the people who continue to strive to get all of their coloured sheets to white by copious use of clorox!
Definitely an American thing. You can also get nice smelly Clorox though, which is supposed to be safe for coloureds.
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I have a question. My wife seems to think that sheets are not clean unless she adds some clorox to the water in the washing machine. I can't stand the smell of the damn stuff and she has cut back a lot. When we visited her Mother, the sheets she had on the bed stunk so much of clorox you could have probably operated on them or used them for sterile dressings.


Is this a US thing? I don't remember my mother using bleach on whites when she did the washing in the UK and I don't know of anyone there that does. They also have a thing against fabric softener saying that it stains clothes. This coming from the people who continue to strive to get all of their coloured sheets to white by copious use of clorox!
lol the washing aint the same here as in good old blighty, machines don't seem to reach the high temps required to get ones whites white so they resort to using bleach .....maybe try a newish clorox it's called 'clorox ultimate care' and smells much better than the regular clorox. good luck
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Definitely an American thing. You can also get nice smelly Clorox though, which is supposed to be safe for coloureds.
Tried that one. Unfortunately it has to be the "guaranteed to kill every living thing within a one mile radius" variety for them to be happy.

They also say they like the smell of it. THe problem is they are so used to the smell they have to add so much of it to get it to smell for them. If I try to sleep in those sheets, instant sinus headache
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Originally Posted by dan_alford
I have a question. My wife seems to think that sheets are not clean unless she adds some clorox to the water in the washing machine. I can't stand the smell of the damn stuff and she has cut back a lot. When we visited her Mother, the sheets she had on the bed stunk so much of clorox you could have probably operated on them or used them for sterile dressings.


Is this a US thing? I don't remember my mother using bleach on whites when she did the washing in the UK and I don't know of anyone there that does. They also have a thing against fabric softener saying that it stains clothes. This coming from the people who continue to strive to get all of their coloured sheets to white by copious use of clorox!

Clorox ads on TV claim sheets are not properly clean unless Clorox is used. You are correct...we didn't use bleach in washing like they do here. IMO UK washing machines do a much better job of washing the clothes and the temps are much hotter. I find that whites here go grey quickly and colours fade quicker than they did in the UK...I put it down to the heavily chlorinated water.
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Originally Posted by dan_alford
I have a question. My wife seems to think that sheets are not clean unless she adds some clorox to the water in the washing machine. I can't stand the smell of the damn stuff and she has cut back a lot. When we visited her Mother, the sheets she had on the bed stunk so much of clorox you could have probably operated on them or used them for sterile dressings.


Is this a US thing? I don't remember my mother using bleach on whites when she did the washing in the UK and I don't know of anyone there that does. They also have a thing against fabric softener saying that it stains clothes. This coming from the people who continue to strive to get all of their coloured sheets to white by copious use of clorox!
I use it on white towels & sock's, but thats only because my bloody machine dose not have a boil wash As for sheet's there changed once a week, hot wash is all I can do, there all coloured, so no bleach adding
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I use it on white towels & sock's, but thats only because my bloody machine dose not have a boil wash As for sheet's there changed once a week, hot wash is all I can do, there all coloured, so no bleach adding
My sheets have to be washed in cold water...tumble dry on cold too. I tried warm water and they shrank.
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I use it on white towels & sock's, but thats only because my bloody machine dose not have a boil wash As for sheet's there changed once a week, hot wash is all I can do, there all coloured, so no bleach adding
Like I mentioned, we used to have coloured sheets
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Like I mentioned, we used to have coloured sheets
I don't use Chlorox and the sheets still fade...along with everything else. When we fill the bath the water is blue and you can smell the chlorine...no wonder everything fades.
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My sheets have to be washed in cold water...tumble dry on cold too. I tried warm water and they shrank.
What thread count are they? never shrunk mine, I just miss the smell of comfort on them, I'm forever trying new fabric softener cloths, but nothing is ever as good, at the moment it tends to be Snuggles.
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Like I mentioned, we used to have coloured sheets
Oh dear, so they are all pastel shads now are they
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What thread count are they? never shrunk mine, I just miss the smell of comfort on them, I'm forever trying new fabric softener cloths, but nothing is ever as good, at the moment it tends to be Snuggles.
I keep trying to get them to use fabric softner, but as mentioned they seem to be brainwashed into thinking that fabric softner ruins clothes but bleach doesn't :scared:
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Oh dear, so they are all pastel shads now are they
With white polka dot pattern

We were out shopping somewhere and wife saw some sheets with a splotchy white pattern. I couldn't resist. "Look hunni, these have been pre-cloroxed!". She wasn't amused.
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What thread count are they? never shrunk mine, I just miss the smell of comfort on them, I'm forever trying new fabric softener cloths, but nothing is ever as good, at the moment it tends to be Snuggles.
700...can never remember buying sheets by the thread count in good old M & S. I couldn't believe the washing instructions the first time I washed them. I wanted a duvet cover and co-ordinating sheets...so my choice was limited.

I use Purex liquid and dryer sheets.
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With white polka dot pattern

We were out shopping somewhere and wife saw some sheets with a splotchy white pattern. I couldn't resist. "Look hunni, these have been pre-cloroxed!". She wasn't amused.

You're into 'hunni' I see.
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