Which 'new' things do you wash before using?

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by Lullabelle, 2 Aug 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Not really - but I would if it was in a particularly seedy hotel which might have bed bugs.
     
  2. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    I wasn't really thinking of seedy hotels. I've lived in hotels for many years (some of them seedy) but never (until now) considered what my mattresses had been used for/or subjected to before I slept on them.

    Just a thought.

    Time for bed,
     
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh ye of little imagination!
     
  4. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

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    Our daughter does. She takes her own sheets, etc unless it's a really upscale place. She worked for a mid-range price hotel chain for a while as a desk clerk, then asst manager and saw what goes on behind the scenes.

    I don't wash new clothing items, but do wash new plates, glasses, pans, utensils, etc.
     
  5. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

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    My random thought appears to have sparked quite a debate! I am enjoying reading this, many good points are being made :happy:
     
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  6. Wandering Bob

    Wandering Bob Well-Known Member

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    I'm enjoying reading it too - more random thoughts please! @Lullabelle
     
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  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yes - I'm fascinated by the passion people have about this seemingly trivial subject!
     
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  8. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    I try to remember to launder new jeans before I wear them. I was in a rush to wear my new jeans, cut off the tags, then sat on my beige sofa. It left a big blue dye stain. I definitely wash everything I buy from eBay. Some of the clothing is so soaked in perfume, my mailbox smells like a cheap Bordello. Lol.
     
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  9. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

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    Oops :laugh:

    I once put my husband's red boxer shorts in the wash without hand washing them first, I have never owned so many pink items :giggle:
     
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  10. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

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    Careful what you ask for :wink:
     
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  11. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    Red boxer shorts? He sounds like a real colorful guy. Lol
     
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  12. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
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    Many moons ago I bought him a pair of 'fun' shorts, they had a squeaker in them, so when dressed in his smart work gear he would put his hands in his pockets, as guys do, and he would press the squeaker, no one twigged where the noise was coming from :laugh:
     
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Brilliant.
     
  14. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
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    My new rash vest arrived yesterday, it won't need a rinse through before it is worn.
     
  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    :scratchhead:
     

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