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post #21 of 35
I'd be tempted to add a little handwritten addendum to the sign:

"Also, please no washing of any other items containing bodily fluids or wastes, or bacteria buildup, such as underwear, sheets, blankets, handkerchiefs, sweaty clothing, dish cloths, towels, cleaning rags, and anything that has been worn outside. Please use these washers only for items that are already clean."
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by Vaske View Post
I'd be tempted to add a little handwritten addendum to the sign:

"Also, please no washing of any other items containing bodily fluids or wastes, or bacteria buildup, such as underwear, sheets, blankets, handkerchiefs, sweaty clothing, dish cloths, towels, cleaning rags, and anything that has been worn outside. Please use these washers only for items that are already clean."
post #23 of 35
HAHAHAA that's genius!!
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by rachelsmama View Post
Was the sign posted by management, or by a neighbour? If it was a neighbour I would just discreetly take down the sign, if it was management I would pretend I hadn't seen it.
my too! sorry. i wouldn't listen. Even if I had to sneak a few diapers into each clothing laundry, I wouldn't switch to disposables. that's a completely arbitrary rule probably that came about because a resident complained that it was unsanitary. Some people's minds just cannot be changed no matter what you do.
post #25 of 35
I would ask for a deduction of my rent if they got too pushy. Since you can't use ALL the facilities! I think it is funny how people get so upset over things like this but still WALK into a public restroom.
post #26 of 35
I would check your lease.. unless it specifically prohibits you then I don't think they can change the rules at this point.
post #27 of 35
I would think that you have the same right to wash your dipes as everyone else who is paying rent to use the facilities. Honestly, I would be grossed out by someone else washing dipes in a machine where I was washing my family's clothing but if I chose to live in an apartment and share laundry machines, then I would have to suck it up and deal. I certainly wouldn't expect someone else to not be permitted to wash their dipes.
post #28 of 35
i have to admit, i would get all up in arms about this! You definitely have a right to wash your laundry even cd's. Like others have said, I'd make them come directly to you! Make them state the reasons you shouldn't do it and I'm guessing you'll be able to counteract anything they say with stuff people have said here. Definitely mention if you use bleach and I think washing your regular laundry after diapers should pretty much settle it. I'd love to know how this works out!! Keep us posted!!
post #29 of 35
IMO:

I would print out any and all info I could about the benefits of CD, including but not limited to the laundering care of them. I would then after having said educational materials in my hand walk down to the management to speak with them. Taking with me a notebook so that I can take notes on the entire conversation. You never know if you will need this outlined meeting at a later date!

I would also bring with me, my lease that states the "do and don't" of the laundry facility. I would use a highlighter before I went and outlined any and all info that pertains to the laundering facility!!!


This very well could be a nasty neighbor that does not like the thought of their clothes being laundered in the same machine as CD's. If this is the case, I would take before mentioned materials to their house and leave on the door!

In the event that it may be your management, and they are not receptive to your educational literature, I would ask them to provide me with a separate machine to use for my laundering, explaining that it is in my lease that I have the right to use said facility and if there is a problem with using it, THEY as management need to make arrangements to abide by my signed lease!!!
post #30 of 35
& if the management does NOT want to provide necessary alternatives but insist that I cannot use the facility, I would request that they change the leasing agreement IMMEDIATELY and have all renters sign it.

I would also, umm-what would be the right words- not 'threaten' but suggest maybe, that I would be seeking the advise of an attorney on your rights as a renter and the rights of your lease agreement! Of course, that would be the LAST RESORT option, only after all other avenues have been exhausted with out any resolve!
post #31 of 35
One more thing

I wash CD in my home washing machine, I dry them in my home dryer.

I also use my home washing machine to launder the ENTIRE houses laundry needs.

There is absolutely NOTHING nasty, grouse, disgusting, etc about laundering your clothes in the same machine that you launder your CD. When a washing machine is used, it pretty much cleans itself during they washing cycle anyhow.

That is like saying, OMG, I cannot wash my basket of laundry in my own machine after I have used it to wash the sheets my daughter had an accident on over night, or the sheets that my DP and I made an intimate "mess" on.
That is just absurd!

I doubt any one of the posters on here could say that they do not launder their bed sheets/towels/household items in the same washer they launder their clothes in!!!!


PS: I hope no one is using bleach on their CD, not good for the diapers or baby's bottom.
post #32 of 35
Will using vinegar on a regular basis with diapers cause any premature breakdown of the fibers?
post #33 of 35
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PS: I hope no one is using bleach on their CD, not good for the diapers or baby's bottom.
Not always true we went through endless rashes with our frist DD when fiially after exhausting every cocievable other method started using bleach with each wash and not only did it completly cure our DD rash (and kept it away as long as we used the bleach) but its RESTORED many of her diaper swe had leaky pockets and covers that we figured wee just ready to retire but the bleach fixed them no more leaks..
With this baby I started using powdered tide with bleach right from day one and its been great no rashes leaks stains or wear on the diapers. I don't fo fancy washes eaither jsut one hot wash with a single extra rinse... I alos use full scoops of detergent...
I'm bad like that...


Deanna
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama View Post
Will using vinegar on a regular basis with diapers cause any premature breakdown of the fibers?
I don't have any un-vinegared diapers to compare to, but I use vinegar in nearly every load of diapers and most of my diapers are on their second or third child.
post #35 of 35
I really don't understand why people would be grossed out by using the same machine as cd? They are clean when they are done and so is the washer. I use my washer for regular clothes too, even things like washcloths that are used on faces!
Weird.
OP I hope there are not any more problems for you. People should be grateful that you are not throwing 1000's of disposables in landfills.
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