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Question 1

What is the best way to wash a baseball cap?

Baseball caps are dry-clean only.
Baseball caps can be machine washed in cold water on the gentle cycle.
It is impossible to wash a baseball cap. Throw it out and get a new one.
You can wash baseball caps in a washing machine. Spray any dirty areas with a prewash spray, wash in cold water, and hang over a large jar or similar object to dry to allow them to retain their shape.

Question 2

How do you clean a down filled item?

Down filled jackets, coats and comforters are machine washable, as long as the outer shell fabric is.
Down filled items MUST be dry cleaned by a professional.
Down filled items can be cleaned by rubbing them with baking soda, and shaking to remove dirt.
Down filled items can be cleaned using your vacuum cleaner.
Down filled jackets, coats and comforters are machine washable, as long as the outer shell fabric is, so it is important to check the label first. Wash in warm water, distributing the bulk around the agitator, and balance the load with bath towels if necessary. To dry your garment, tumble at a low setting with tennis balls or a clean shoe in your dryer to help fluff up the down. Never air dry, as the down will flatten and lump.

Question 3

Is it possible to clean leather gloves at home?

Y
N
To clean your leather gloves, slip them onto your hands, then wash with cold water and mild soap. Air dry flat.

Question 4

How do I wash wool?

Most modern wools are now machine washable, and will not shrink during regular washing.
All wool is dry clean only.
Most wool is dry clean only, unless it is labelled "hand wash".
Wool shrinks and mats at high temperatures, so it is best to dry-clean all wool unless it is specifically labelled "washable". If it is washable, then you should wash it by hand with cold water.

Question 5

How do I clean my washing machine?

It is recommended to have your machine cleaned annually by a professional appliance repair person.
To clean your machine, simply fill it with hot water, and allow to soak overnight.
Keep your washing machine clean by adding 1/2 gallon (2 litres) of vinegar and let the machine run through an entire wash cycle.
Scrub the inside of your machine using baking soda on a clean, white rag.
Keep your washing machine clean by adding 1/2 gallon (2 litres) of vinegar and let the machine run through an entire wash cycle. Do this once a year to keep your machine sparkling.

Question 6

How do I keep my jeans from fading?

To prevent fading, wash jeans in the hottest water possible their first wash.
To prevent fading, wash your jeans in the coldest water possible their first wash.
To prevent fading, soak your jeans in club soda before washing them the first time.
To prevent fading, soak your jeans in vinegar before washing them the first time.
To prevent a new pair of jeans from fading when washed, soak them in 4 tbsp. of vinegar mixed with 5 quarts of water for about 30 minutes.

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