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JCC OZK's laundry thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I know many of you may come from different schools of thought, but my parents, especially my mother, taught me the importance of separating whites and colors.

    I find maintaining the constant battle for cleanliness with whites tremendously challenging. The biggest battles for me are dinginess and collar ring. I usually use an enzymatic stain stick on my collars, which does the trick usually but it seems like the collar still slowly deteriorates. Any suggestions? I know it's important to launder shirts as quickly as possible after wearing to prevent the stain from setting. I don't have particularly oily skin and I do practice good hygiene - but is there anything I can do to prevent my neck from staining the color in the first place?

    T-shirts and towels tend to get dingy, and I know it's possible to reverse this, but I have tried with little success some remedies I have found online. Do you guys have any experience? I just hate how my perfectly functional t-shirts and towels tend to look unattractively grey after a few months of repeated wearing/use and washing.

    I don't like using chlorine bleach as it's harsh on fabric and doesn't usually produce the results I want. Has anyone else found whiteners with better success?

    http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/06/miracle-laundry-whitening-solution-best-of-jillee.html

    I have seen the dish washing detergent thing suggested multiple places. Does this really work?
     
  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You seriously thought to yourself, "You know, I think I'm going to start a thread about my laundry!" ?
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Stop wearing white shirts.
     
  4. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Overwhelmingly, for the most professional appearance, a white dress shirt is required. Because of my obligations, I am unable to stop. I also really like the way they look.

    Also I'd still like my undershirts not to be dingy. Especially as I have to buy extra tall ones which tend to be more expensive.
     
  5. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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  6. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm sure if you look around on-line you'll find a forum dedicated to people with an overwhelming interest in laundry. There must be one out there.
     
  7. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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  8. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I found the many prostitutes I visited often left lipstick on my white collars. I found the only way to resolve the problem was to stop seeing prostitutes.
     
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  9. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Unfortunately my neck and my collar will always be intimate acquaintances.
     
  10. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I hope your neck does not charge you for its intimate services.
     
  11. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Use RIT color remover. And there is a racist cult forum based on some dead Nazi with the same last name as me. Gross.
     
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    You wonder why I always dress in black...
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I assumed that was because you are Johnny Cash.
     
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    While the correct response should be "... why you never see bright colors on my back", your answer is also completely acceptable.
     
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  15. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    It's funny because you actually believe in reverse sexism, so a thread title implying you believe in reverse RACISM is sure to get some laughs!!!
     
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  16. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just so we're reminded of the ones who were held back?
     
  17. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I throw everything in one. It's the only civilized way.
     
  18. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Egg whites are good for you.
     
  19. Mr44

    Mr44 VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG] ?
     
  20. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Changed title to help the search engine.
     
  21. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I wouldn't know, I have my plantation workers do my laundry.
     
  22. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    This was brilliant (like my t-shirts once I figure out how to brighten them). My one criticism is that in the third commercial he didn't also offer African-American customers a 40% discount.

    You have no idea how happy this response made me.

    Tee hee. You do know white supremacists believe that US and European immigration policy and multiculturalism are Jewish plots to destroy the white race, yes?

    Oh wait duh of course you do.

    I always get white eggs and my Hispanic ex roommate would always get brown eggs. I wonder if there is a connection. But regardless, I don't see how egg whites will help my dingy whites problem.
     
  23. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You're not very good at subtlety.
     
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  24. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm basing my idea of Christians on OZK's behavior.
     
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  25. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I though he was muslim?