This really helps cut down on lint and pet hair on clothes! Get some "netting" at a sewing shop, I found mine in the wedding section. Cut it into 6x6 inch squares, and toss one in the washer and a fresh one in the dryer, and bingo! It catches pet hair and lint.
When we were shopping for dryers, the salesman told us to look for a dryer with a stainless steel drum as that cuts down on the static in your laundry. (We have a golden retriever/samoyed and her hair is on everything. When we replace our dryer, it will be with one that has the ss drum.)
But I do plan on trying this hint with the nylon net. (Nylon net is the more coarse net, and the finer net is tulle for weddings and such.)
I tried this with the coarser nylon net....and it didn't work for me. I put one in the washer and a different one in the dryer, and came out with NO hair any of the times...and believe me, our pup sheds (a lot!) I tried it on several loads, and a few loads I couldn't even find the piece of net when I was finished (I just hope it isn't on the back of one of my tops next time I want to wear one, and I don't know it! yikes!) lol
When using the Nylon netting to remove pet hair in the Laundry, can you re-use the netting from load to load or do you need a new square each time in the Washer and Dryer? I sure hope this works - it would be a dream come true!
Is the netting you used TULLE? The soft, thin netting that bridal veils are made of? If so, I'm about to jump on a YARD OF THE STUFF...I have 8 cats and a dog that sheds like there's no tomorrow!
To remove lint from clothes, put in little white vinegar in the wash. Lint will not stick to the clothes as much.
Want to wash your fleece without getting lint all over it? Wash it alone in cold water. May combine two pieces.
I always have white fuzz like marks on my black clothes after they dry. I have to take a wet cloth and rub off the marks. Is there something I can do so this does not happen. Thanks
Moe11 from NY
When I have had this problem, I discovered that by using less laundry detergent (you will be amazed how little it really takes to get clothes clean and fresh) and not washing as many clothes at one time, I was able to alleviate the problem completely. My problem was too many suds and too many clothes; the clothes couldn't circulate enough to rinse the suds out of the folds of fabric efficiently.
The best thing to use is a fabric shaver. http://www.filtrationtek.com/fabricshaver.htm The best one I know of is on the link.
Rince black clothing by adding some vinegar in cold water and drip dry.
Vinegar added during rinse? Or with first wash?
White vinegar poured into your rinse cycle in your washing machine will help eliminate lint from the laundry.
Every time I take a load of clothes out of the washing machine, they come out with fuzz balls all over them. What is the problem?
Sher from Buffalo, NY
What mix of fabrics are you washing together? Are you stuffing your washer or leaving room for them to actually move in the agitation cycle?
Acrylic fibers in your clothes will fuzz almost immediately. Try to avoid clothes with acrylic in their content.
One of two things happened. Either you had too many pieces of clothing in the wash load or your washer's lint trap needs cleaning. You'll most likely need to re-wash your load of clothes.
I never knew washers had lint traps!
I have a LG top loader washing machine. It is an I sensor, invertor, direct drive 9.5kg, wt-h950 model. Every wash comes out full of lint. I do clean the lint holder each wash and have tried more water than recommended. It is ruining my clothes. Can someone please give me some advice?
By Tess from Victoria
Try adding 1 cup white vinegar to the wash load's rinse cycle. This really seems to cut down on lint. Also, if the lint holder is removable, take it to a sink and run water through it. If the water does not flow freely through it, it may be blocked with fabric softener residue, if you use fabric softener in the washer. If it is blocked, scrub with hot water and detergent until the water flows freely. It will then catch much more lint. If this turns out to be the case, clean it every couple of months. And turn all clothes inside out, and there will be less lint, and it will be out of sight.
I read a hint here on Thirfty Fun, buy a yard of nylon netting (cheap) unfold it and put in your dryer with 'linted' clothing. It works!
I always toss in a few of those "scrubby" mesh sponges for hand dishwashing into my washing machine. I keep 3 or 4 specifically just for laundry. You will be amazed at how much lint they catch which means that there is much less on your clothes.
Since lint is highly contagious, remove it before you put a garment in the closet. No clothing brush? Wrap a strip of masking or cellophane tape around your hand, adhesive side out, and move it across the garment.
How do I keep lint from getting on my clothes in the washing machine?
Patti from St. Petersburg, Fl
I am having problems with lint in my washing machine. My old machine had a lint trap, this new one does not. when I pull out my laundry it's covered in lint. The clothing I dry isn't a problem, it'll come off in the dryer, but the shirts that I hang to dry aren't even wearable. I have to rewash them. I separate my wash, and I don't overload the machine. What do i need to do?
Kimberly from Oklahoma
Add 1 cup of vinegar to your wash cycle. White or apple cider will work equally well. This really softens and cuts the lint. Also don't wash fuzzy stuff--like towels--with smooth stuff. Wash colors and darks separately whenever possible. Use a clothes shaver if you get pilling. (02/15/2006)
If you have a regular tub/agitator machine you can fill 1/2 with water, add a good amount of white vinegar & allow it to agitate but not empty. Give the machine a break to 'soak', then agitate again. Allow the vinegar-water to sit in the tub between rounds. Do this for the whole day (on weekend?) to give the machine a good cleaning. Often soaking in vinegar will loosen trapped debris so it can go down the drain. It will clean the machine very well even if it does not stop your lint problem. Sounds like there must be some part in the machine that got clogged w/ lint or that there is a hidden lint trap. Read the instruction booklet or try to contact the manufacturer via toll free phone or internet for troubleshooting on the problem. Good Luck! (02/16/2006)