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Old 06-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #11
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Oh and a small plastic laundry basket for the dirty kitchen towels and dish cloths.
Lucky for me, my laundry area is next to the kitchen, so I can put dirty kitchen linens in a wicker basket there.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #12
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Lucky for me, my laundry area is next to the kitchen, so I can put dirty kitchen linens in a wicker basket there.
I have wicker for everything but my kitchen stuff.
I have seen too many moldy wicker baskets to ever want to put something damp in them.
Note: I also do not have a dishwasher.
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:52 PM   #13
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Interesting. I've had the same baskets for 20+ years and have never seen mold in them.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:33 PM   #14
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Interesting. I've had the same baskets for 20+ years and have never seen mold in them.
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All these baskets were in various thrift stores, so who knows how they were used.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #15
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:40 AM   #16
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Folks should remember manmade materials such as microfiber do not absorb water like pure cotton does. I know pure cotton is more expensive, but so worth the expense.

I have a skin allergy and all my clothing is pure 100% cotton. And so is any cloth item I handle on a daily basis. I wash all my towels separately. No fabric softener. It put a waxy coat, that builds up, preventing it from absorbing water. Instead I give them a second rinse. They all come out soft. And they don't go into the dryer. I have a very large drying rack and hang about 90% of my wet laundry on it to air dry. I find that the dryer shrinks materials. Specially cotton.
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Does anyone know why microfiber is not recommended for drying dishes? Many of the online articles recommend 100% cotton.


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Because microfiber does not absorb water very well.
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A second on never using fabric softeners or dryer sheets on towels, dish or bathroom.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #20
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Does anyone know why microfiber is not recommended for drying dishes? Many of the online articles recommend 100% cotton.


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Microfiber is a manmade fabric. Manmade fabrics are notorious for not being water absorbent. Water just beads up on them. Whereas materials from plant materials such as cotton and flax for linen absorb twice the amount of moisture than manmade fibers. When you dry dishes with manmade fiber material, all you are doing is pushing the moisture around.
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