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Old 02-14-2010, 11:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I used space saver bags to store my yarn in my storage unit. Since I am not moving out any time soon, I got it out of storage. I have about 300 skeins if it. It stinks of plastic I will have to let it air out I guess. I am getting a massive headache from the smell of that plastic stuff.

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If airing it out doesn't work, you can wash it. Yes, even wool.

Skein it it (easiest if you have a yarn swift, but the back of a chair or 2 works), tie it off in a few sections, then soak in a tub of water with a bit of shampoo or baby wash.
Rinse, squeeze and hang to dry.
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I left it sitting out overnight and it off gassed, thank goodness. I had a horrible headache though! But it did protect it while in storage. So that is a good thing, I guess.

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