January 18, 2010

Why You Should Wash New Clothes First Thing

M. always insists on washing new clothes before wearing to remove any chemicals, sizing, or starches remaining from manufacture.

And anything from Goodwill, ARC, or other thrift stores gets washed and aired on general principles and to get rid of the "thrift store smell." What that smell is I don't know, but they all have it.

Apparently another good reason for washing new clothes is that they can carry quite a bacteria load.

(Via Instapundit.)

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