Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose

Presented by Wash and Dry Productions

Laundry Tips

Allow our experts to school you on some of the finer points of handling your laundry with the care it so deserves.

Chocolate Stains

Fact: 600,0000 tons of chocolate are consumed in the world each year, so it's probably a good idea to know how to remove it should some fall upon you. Method for removal: Use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible. Rinse the back of the stain with cold water. Rub liquid enzyme detergent into the stain, then soak in cold water for 30 mins or until the stain is loosened. Old, persistent stains may need to be soaked for several hours. Occasionally rub the stain between your thumbs as it soaks. Rinse well and allow to dry. If stain remains, apply laundry presoak and launder.

Folding Technique

You may not understand the language, but don't let that stop you from watching this video. The woman is a master!


Turn your tee shirts and sweat shirts inside out when you wash them. This will stop pilling which happens from the clothes rubbing together.

Rust Stains

For rust stains, squeeze the juice of one lemon on the spot. Sprinkle on some salt and let it set several hours keeping the spot damp with lemon juice. If colorfast, leave in sunlight as this will help the bleaching process. Rinse when the spot has disappeared, and launder according to fabric instructions.

Literary Quotes

Just a few of our favorite musings by a few of our favorite musers.

Samuel Beckett

Perhaps that's what I feel, an outside and an inside and me in the middle, perhaps that's what I am, the thing that divides the world in two, on the one side the outside, on the other the inside, that can be as thin as foil, I'm neither one side nor the other, I'm in the middle, I'm the partition. I've two surfaces and no thickness, perhaps that's what I feel, myself vibrating, I'm the tympanum, on the one hand the mind, on the other the world, I don't belong to either.

Samuel Beckett, "The Unnamable", 1958

William Shakespeare

It were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.

William Shakespeare, "King Henry IV Part II", Act 1 Scene 2

Anne Sexton

I'm an empress.
I wear an apron.
My typewriter writes.
It didn't break the way it warned.
Even crazy, I'm as nice
as a chocolate bar.

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet

Truman Capote

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go.

Truman Capote