[LMB] OT: AKICOTL: Laundry

Lucy Chubb lucy at chubb.wattle.id.au
Mon May 22 14:21:26 BST 2006

On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 01:37:01PM -0700, Azalais Aranxta wrote:
> On Sun, 21 May 2006 Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu wrote:
> > And we've known for at least a century that sunlight kills
> > bacteria: I hang my laundry up on a clothesline in the sun--go
> > solar power! (Of course, it helps that I live in a desert!)
> It also fades colours, though; it'd be a good thing to do with
> whites, but I'd think it'd shorten the life of bright coloured
> clothes quite a bit?

Anything that you are particularly worried about can be turned inside out
when you hang it up outside in the sun. That protects the outside layer.
I've found that most clothes wear out before the colour fades to any
significant extent.


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