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Yellow dust cloths

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xuntitledx Mon 13-May-13 16:48:01

Might be a strange question but what are you supposed to do with these after use?

Hubby thinks we should throw and re-buy, I think that's a waste but don't want to put them in the washing machine as not enough to warrant a load (seems like a waste of energy) but don't want to put dusty cloths in with clothes washing.

What do you all do?

FrebbieMisaGREATshag Mon 13-May-13 16:49:30

I, as my gran would have said, skiddle them in the sink with a drop of washing powder.

The water is always yellow.

stealthsquiggle Mon 13-May-13 17:02:22

Why are they yellow? I don't use them because I don't dust and they are such a PITA to wash. They should logically go on with towels and the like but they would turn the whole load yellow.

xuntitledx Mon 13-May-13 17:02:39

Thanks, does that get rid of all of the dust?!

FrebbieMisaGREATshag Mon 13-May-13 17:08:00

Enough that you can use them, yes. But, indeed, why are they yellow?

wonkylegs Mon 13-May-13 17:28:04

DO NOT put in a load with clothes etc they will dye it manky yellow (thankfully mine was just in with a load of tea towels)angry

I do a periodic load of cloths, dusters, sponges, tea towels (well they are all yellow now anyway) - and have enough to last me until I have a load.

magimedi Mon 13-May-13 17:35:04

They are yellow so you don't loose them?

I have some blue & red checked ones - they also run!

I use microfibre cloths, damp, for all dusting now. I buy the cheapie ones from Asda & they wash fine. I think they are called bathroom one.

piprabbit Mon 13-May-13 17:37:05

I have a lot of them. I save them all up in a bag until I have enough to do in their very own wash.

napkin Mon 13-May-13 18:21:28

I put them in with dark towels of any colour and haven't had them run onto my towels. Have done this for years!

Vivacia Mon 13-May-13 18:30:50

I save my cloths up until I have enough for a load (means buying quite a few in).

You could just hand wash them.

Mandy2003 Mon 13-May-13 19:52:54

I hate them with a vengeance! They leave lint everywhere. I would suggest handwashing the yellow perils, perhaps with a bit of dettol or antibac in the water if you're really concerned. Stops them going smelly while they dry too grin

mildred37 Mon 13-May-13 20:39:23

Really?! I just chuck mine in with a colour wash....not had any issues so far and have been doing it for years!

NotGoodNotBad Mon 13-May-13 21:35:03

I use white(ish) dusters. <smug>

Sandie79 Tue 14-May-13 12:45:31

I wash mine with towels. I kind of hate them, DP bought a load of them, the other cloths are microfibre. However, nothing has run, and I certainly wouldn't throw them out after every use.

notso Tue 14-May-13 12:51:50

Chuck them out and buy some microfibre ones. I hate those yellow ones, they leave as many bits as they remove!

AMumInScotland Tue 14-May-13 13:06:24

Shake them outside to get the dust off. Handwash when that doesn't seem to have much effect any more!

CointreauVersial Tue 14-May-13 13:08:30

I used to save up the dirties and wash with bathmats/picnic rugs, or something similarly grubby.

I now use the microfibre ones, and stick them in the regular wash.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 14-May-13 13:11:12

I just put them in a dark wash, it's fine.

DorisShutt Tue 14-May-13 13:15:57

Lakeland do white ones.

Solves the problem! smile

Mutley77 Tue 14-May-13 13:28:50

I must be really unfriendly to the environment as I would just pop mine through the wash (about 5 together) blush - because I think that's better than throwing them away but I wouldn't risk them in with anything else.

Jan49 Fri 17-May-13 05:19:48

If I'm using them for dusting, I shake them outside to get the dust off and I keep using them until they seem quite dirty then handwash them in hot water and washing powder and hang them on the line or over a bucket to dry. If I use them for cleaning windows they usually need washing straight afterwards as they are so mucky.

NotGoodNotBad Fri 17-May-13 08:42:38

So why are dusters yellow? confused

yogaforcats Fri 17-May-13 21:12:02

No idea. The same reason scourers are always green?

educatingarti Fri 17-May-13 21:41:39

Lakeland sell white ones! So much eaier to wash- I just stick them in with towels or sheets!

VivaLeBeaver Fri 17-May-13 21:46:00

Are you meant to wash them? shock

My duster is 20 years old and I've never washed it!

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