11.15.2011

Tipsy Tuesday (#143)

Your husband did the laundry (stop laughing, it could happen)...

Tip #143

and now your sweater is a better fit for Barbie than for you.

If you accidentally machine wash a sweater that calls for hand washing and it shrinks, soak the incredible shrinking sweater in a sink full of cool water and 1/4 cup hair conditioner for 30 minutes. A common chemical found in conditioner will relax and soften wool and cashmere fibers, returning the sweater to its original size. After soaking, gently rinse the sweater, roll it in a clean towel to absorb moisture, then lay flat to dry.

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10 comments:

Shawn said...

I so wish I had known that little rid-bit last winter when my sweater was destroyed, or I thought it was destroyed. Dang it!

Thanks for linking up with us, we love your tippsy TTUT's!

VandyJ said...

Hubby never touched the laundry unless I tell him too and leave thorough instructions. It's best that way.

Sarah Kate said...

My husband has never done laundry a day in his life. A monkey would probably do a better job than him! :o) But this is a great tip!

Jill said...

I wish I had known this a few months ago - my future sister-in-law had brought some laundry to my mom's when her and my brother first moved into their new house and didn't have a washer & dryer yet. She left a load of shirts and sweaters in the machine, and Mom kindly moved them to the dryer for her - and, of course, shrunk 'em all. (My mother is notorious for this!!)

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Nadine Hightower said...

Really?? That works??? My hub isn't allowed to wash clothes so thank All That Good and Holy I do not have find out if that works.

Impulsive Addict said...

Do you know how many times I have done this?? Where was this tip 2 months ago? Or last year when I ruined 2 sweaters! Ok, technically M ruined them but I couldn't be mad because he did laundry. I hate that.

Anyway, I'm filing this one away for safe keeping!

Thanks for linking up with us! xoxo

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

Hubby does do the laundry around here - I have shrunk too many things!! :))

~Becca

Wendy said...

Man, I wish I would have known this about 15 years ago. My boyfriend washed my favorite wool sweater (that I only got to wear about 3 times). ho-hum...it was so pretty! LOL

becca said...

awesome tip