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Most houses do not have bed bugs, tho they are a growing problem like roaches. Every single house does have dust mites, which are bugs. Having either of these in your house has nothing to do with how you do your laundry. No matter what you do you won't get rid of the bugs in your house. That's supposed to make you all feel better, not worse, by the way. Not sure if it came out that way or not.
But then, who's going to believe me since I don't wash anything separately, don't use hot water, don't use bleach. But I have managed to make it almost 50 years without any problems caused by my casual laundry practices.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
From what I understand, cleanliness has nothing to do with bedbugs. And they are hard to kill with pesticides too; that's why they are such a problem for New York.

I'm just glad they haven't really made it down here yet, though I'm sure with all the travel, someone is bound to pick them up and spread them everywhere.
Jeepcurly - you are 100% correct! See....now I feel that torn feeling again........

And, I'm not a picky duster.....imagine all the dead skin cells laying around my house!
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I prefer to believe that having some germs around the house is good for building up the immune system.

Seriously, unless a person is immuno-compromised or has certain allergies, it's not necessarily to get towels and bedding surgically sterile.
Most houses do not have bed bugs, tho they are a growing problem like roaches. Every single house does have dust mites, which are bugs. Having either of these in your house has nothing to do with how you do your laundry. No matter what you do you won't get rid of the bugs in your house. That's supposed to make you all feel better, not worse, by the way. Not sure if it came out that way or not.
But then, who's going to believe me since I don't wash anything separately, don't use hot water, don't use bleach. But I have managed to make it almost 50 years without any problems caused by my casual laundry practices.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
From what I understand, cleanliness has nothing to do with bedbugs.
Originally Posted by Lucille

Which was my point, too.
I consider all creepy crawlies...like dust mites...bed bugs, too whether they are truly considered bed bugs or not. Mattresses harbor all kinds of germs and icky stuff that you don't even know are there.
I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
I separate lights from darks and that is it. Eventually it all turns gray anyway (that's the hard water at work). Sorry, Jeep, I use hot water because the cold water line on the washer is clogged or broken or something.

Oh, and the man of the house prefers Purex, a compromise between me (Method) and the wallet. I add oxyclean, bleach once a month or so, and downy fragrance free because w/o it the laundry is hard enough to bruise.

The dogs LOVE anything freshly laundered! Washing day is happy day!
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(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)

The dogs LOVE anything freshly laundered! Washing day is happy day!
Originally Posted by Castella
Haha! That is funny that they like that. My Daisy could care less when I wash her bed stuff. She is a very clean dog though.

I prefer to believe that having some germs around the house is good for building up the immune system.

Seriously, unless a person is immuno-compromised or has certain allergies, it's not necessarily to get towels and bedding surgically sterile.
Originally Posted by SuZen
I think so too. I get one cold a year and haven't had the flu since 1977. I'm certain it's from having dust and cat hair floating around and not doing my laundry correctly.
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I get one cold a year and haven't had the flu since 1977. I'm certain it's from having dust and cat hair floating around and not doing my laundry correctly.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI
One of my cats has laundry radar. She can be sound asleep, but when a basked of warm laundry arrives on the bed for folding, suddenly she is in the midst of it, and making her displeasure known if any parts of her cozy nest should be removed. I like to cover her with T shirts.
One of my cats has laundry radar. She can be sound asleep, but when a basked of warm laundry arrives on the bed for folding, suddenly she is in the midst of it, and making her displeasure known if any parts of her cozy nest should be removed. I like to cover her with T shirts.
Originally Posted by SuZen
I can see a cat liking that.
My dog always sleeps with a blanket. We started that when she was a puppy and she likes that blanket very much still. She always sighs deeply when I put it on. Funny.

SuZen wrote:
I prefer to believe that having some germs around the house is good for building up the immune system.

Seriously, unless a person is immuno-compromised or has certain allergies, it's not necessarily to get towels and bedding surgically sterile.


I think so too. I get one cold a year and haven't had the flu since 1977. I'm certain it's from having dust and cat hair floating around and not doing my laundry correctly.


I agree also. Reasonable housekeeping is fine for most folks, and probably healthier, compared to people who try to sterilize all their surfaces. Our immune systems are living organisms...they need to be constantly challenged to keep us healthy.

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