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Those laundry mats sound awesome ;) The ones in my hood aren't quite that nice. They're more like concealed weapons, screaming kids and beggarschumley wrote: Plus, they have TVs with soap operas and sports. Plus free wifi. And college girls (results may vary depending on where you live).
The Kids?gummo wrote:. . .if I had kids, I'd just pay them to do it. And if they won't do it, I'd just give them to Goodwill.
Was it a top-loader? The agitation on a top-loader is pretty likely to tear the baffles when working against the resistance of a fully-soaked bag.azbackpackr wrote:I put a down sleeping bag into a washing machine only once. Ruined it. Yeah, it was probably the wrong kind of washing machine.
azbackpackr wrote:......... I have only ever washed my sleeping bags in the bathtub. Soak it with that special soap you have. Use a scrub brush around the face part where it gets all brown and icky with oily dirt. Yes, it's a pain to rinse it because it's heavy. After you rinse it two or three times, let the water drain out of the tub. Then prop it up in the tub to let some more water drain out. (and you can squeeze quite a bit of the water out between and after rinses) After it stops weighing 50 pounds, then you can drape it over the clothesline. (Then when mostly dry you can use your regular dryer on low or no heat - a few tennis balls in with the item(s) helps distribute the down).