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OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 26-Feb-17 17:49:07

I have managed to do a whole load of dark coloured clothes in the washing machine....complete with paperback book. Every item is covered in wet paper - covered!!! What am I to do?? I cannot scrape it off or shake it off!!!!!

Sparklingbrook Sun 26-Feb-17 17:50:19

Let it dry then get the hoover attachment on it. Or parcel tape wrapped around your hand sticky side outwards and keep patting.

Sparklingbrook Sun 26-Feb-17 17:50:54

Was it a good book? sad

OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 26-Feb-17 19:36:55

Thanks,sparkling. I might need several rolls of tape! The book was one belonging to DS..and on its way to the charity shop. The clothes are mainly DSs....he is distraught!!!!

BridgeRiverTower Sun 26-Feb-17 19:39:15

shock God that is the worst.

I'd rewash the items in smaller groups - donyouve a clothes dryer? That will filter the bigger bits out. Otherwise get out the packing tape and sit down and start tapping it off bit by bit. sad

BridgeRiverTower Sun 26-Feb-17 19:40:09

Buy a sticky lint roller? That might be faster than tape on hand.

Sparklingbrook Sun 26-Feb-17 20:30:07

Also check your washing machine filter. It may have clogged.

DubiousCredentials Sun 26-Feb-17 20:46:17

Put it in the tumble dryer in small amounts on cool or refresh setting. Empty filter every ten mins or so.

OnlyTheDepthVaries Sun 26-Feb-17 20:53:31

Thank you all. At the moment I have put it on an airier to dry out a bit. Tomorrow I shall try all of your tips and see what well as hoovering all the bits up and cleaning the filter out. I really wanted to put it on a washing line...but it is pouring down and the builders took the line down last week to put the scaffolding up. It is chaos here....perhaps I could hang it all between the scaffold poles and get it covered in brick and plaster dust like the rest of the house!
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