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Posted: 5/22/2005 12:01:04 PM EST
Ok, I've washed and dried my clothing for the last 9 years without using any of that fabric softener shit.

I've been forced to frequent a Laundromat for the past couple of weeks, so this weekend I went to my uncle's house and his wife ran my clothes through their laundry.

A sheet of bounce brand softener was used in each drier load.


FUCK!

This shit not only STINKS to high heaven, it makes the cloth feel oily.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:02:07 PM EST
Softner, hrm?



I always felt that my clothes weren't "manly" enough when it was used.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:02:42 PM EST
You're bitching because someone did your laundry.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:05:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
You're bitching because someone did your laundry.



No.

I'm bitching that bounce makes your clothes stink and feel oily.


I'm glad she did it, and didn't say anything other than thanking her several times.



Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:06:36 PM EST
Downy Vanilla and Lavender makes your clothes feel all warm and snuggly fresh smelling.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:33:48 PM EST
You talking about the pads you put in the dryer ?

Never, EVER, EVER, use fabric softner on your bath towels.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:36:12 PM EST
I HATE fabric softener!

Especially on my towels. You're right, they feel oily.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:38:49 PM EST
What, you didnt get enough responses on PB?

I like the Downey Free stuff and Big Jim and the twins likes it too
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:39:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
I HATE fabric softener!

Especially on my towels. You're right, they feel oily.



I never put softener on towels, you cant get dry
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:39:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
You're bitching because someone did your laundry.



No.

I'm bitching that bounce makes your clothes stink and feel oily.


I'm glad she did it, and didn't say anything other than thanking her several times.




My wife uses fabric softener with every load. She doesn't like the Bounce sheets either because of some reaction she gets..she uses the liquid stuff. You should try it for awhile; I think you'd like the difference with the clothes feeling a bit different.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:41:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
I HATE fabric softener!

Especially on my towels. You're right, they feel oily.



I never put softener on towels, you cant get dry



I thought I was the only one. I want my bath towels to be dry like the desert. Dry and crispy.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:35:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 1:35:51 AM EST by Red_Beard]

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
What, you didnt get enough responses on PB?



this is important, so I shared the warning with both boards

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:31:27 PM EST
You should use Snuggles in the PINK box.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:37:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
You're bitching because someone did your laundry.



No.

I'm bitching that bounce makes your clothes stink and feel oily.


I'm glad she did it, and didn't say anything other than thanking her several times.






Use the liquid softener. It feels much better than the sheets. Also you can control the amount of softner you want. Water is hard around here
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:49:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:57:01 PM EST
My understanding is a "bounce" towel is only a wax sheet with perfume. It was design to cut down static in the dryer not soften. Perhaps I'm thinking about a different product.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:21:45 PM EST
I use Downy for shirts and slacks only. I can pull them out of the perm press cycle of the dryer, hang them up and they look good. I don't like it on anything else.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:25:02 PM EST
My wife uses those sheets, I don't find the smell overpowering or oily. But, everytime I put on a piece of clothing, there is a fabric sheet in the arm, leg, crotch, ass!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:25:23 PM EST
Fabric softeners are the cream rinse of the laundry industry.

My wife washed the car / motorcycle towles for me one time, then used Downey.
When I used them to dry her car off they left big streaks and smears and it took forever to get the water to dry off.

I had to wash them a couple of times in hot water with bleach to get the stuff out of the towels.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:30:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Fabric softeners are the cream rinse of the laundry industry.

My wife washed the car / motorcycle towles for me one time, then used Downey.
When I used them to dry her car off they left big streaks and smears and it took forever to get the water to dry off.

I had to wash them a couple of times in hot water with bleach to get the stuff out of the towels.




Oh crap, good thing I read this, just bought a bunch of those microfiber towels, lucky the wife didn't get to clean the dirty ones yet
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:38:43 PM EST
If you are a male and you are single, DO NOT USE fabric softener!!!


Girls use fabric softener to tell other giirls that YOU ARE TAKEN and off the menu. I'm telling you, a chick gets one whiff of fabric softener on your clothes and she knows that you're either married or taken already.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:47:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
If you are a male and you are single, DO NOT USE fabric softener!!!


Girls use fabric softener to tell other giirls that YOU ARE TAKEN and off the menu. I'm telling you, a chick gets one whiff of fabric softener on your clothes and she knows that you're either married or taken already.



there ya go

suddenly this is no longer the gayest thread I've started


... and here I thought the ladies avoided me because I'm overweight, mean, and walk around with a scowl on my face all day.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:49:55 PM EST
Downy makes a big difference in my clothes...much better than without...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:54:49 PM EST
The manufacturer of my hiking socks recommend that you use fabric softener in their socks it kind of acts as a libricant to prevent wear on the fibers.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:00:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
If you are a male and you are single, DO NOT USE fabric softener!!!


Girls use fabric softener to tell other giirls that YOU ARE TAKEN and off the menu. I'm telling you, a chick gets one whiff of fabric softener on your clothes and she knows that you're either married or taken already.



But it could work in your favor. If the gals think that you're involved they'll want want some other woman has.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:04:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 6:04:36 PM EST by theliberating1]
beyatches love the smell of fabric softner... I don't know hom many times it's been an icebreaker when some girl asks me "who does your laundry? you smell nice..." And when I tell them I've done my own since I was in the 5th grade... it's like putty in my hands.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:26:15 PM EST
If your clothes feel oily and the scent is too strong, too much softener and too many dryer sheets were used.

I always use a small amount of softener and one dryer sheet per load and never have this problem the rest of you have. I used to use more of both and the clothes felt and smelled nasty, then I figured out the problem and made changes.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:27:36 PM EST
When fabric softner is the number one post on Active Topics it is time to go play guitar.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:47:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By A_G:
If your clothes feel oily and the scent is too strong, too much softener and too many dryer sheets were used.

I always use a small amount of softener and one dryer sheet per load and never have this problem the rest of you have. I used to use more of both and the clothes felt and smelled nasty, then I figured out the problem and made changes.



You mean that you're not supposed to put the whole box in the dryer?

I'm surprised that nobody has posted a photo of Gene Wilder with the sheep and bottle of Woolite from Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.
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