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View Poll Results: Do you remove the tags as soon as you buy clothing?
Yes, I rip the tags off right away! 10 33.33%
Yes, I rip the tags off and then wash the clothing before wearing it 5 16.67%
No, I leave the tags on so I can return the clothes after wearing them 0 0%
No, I leave the tags on until I put the outfit on to wear out 12 40.00%
No, I leave the tags on the clothing forever and never wash them 1 3.33%
I don't buy clothing that comes with tags 1 3.33%
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:17 AM
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I hardly ever try clothes on in the store, I just pick my size off the rack and bring it home. If it doesn't look right on me, I show it to my girls and let them have it if they want it or else I tell them to return it and get something they want. I hate hate shopping.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:34 AM
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Now the question is: Does washing them reeeeeeeelly get all the cooties, chemicals and pesticides out? What about some creepy parasite that could be living in the fibers? Ewwwwww!
It's a never ending germ cycle. LOL.

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Your dirty laundry may actually be even dirtier after you wash it. That's because experts say washing machines are teeming with bacteria that find their way onto your clothes -- and then onto you.

Our smallest items -- our undergarments -- are the biggest culprits because of the presence of fecal matter and the different types of bacteria it can carry.

Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, has done extensive research on the germs that fester in our washing machines.

"If you wash a load of just underwear, there will be about 100 million E. coli in the wash water, and they can be transmitted to the next load of laundry," Gerba said.

"There's about a tenth of a gram of poop in the average pair of underwear," he added.

Fecal matter can carry a number of different germs, including the hepatitis A virus, norovirus, rotavirus, salmonella and E. coli.

Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of the book, "The Secret Life of Germs," said bacteria from the skin, such as staphylococcus, can be found on clothing and towels.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:16 AM
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And that is one of MANY reasons I put vinegar in my rinse cycle instead of fabric softener
(I've been using my Downey ball for distilled white vinegar for about 2 years now!)

Not only does it soften clothing, it also strips away hard water and left over soap deposits, it also kills about 90% of bacteria! All for PENNIES! If you want an aroma like fabric softener would leave, just add some essential oil to your jug of laundry room vinegar!

NEVER going back to fabric softener.......NEVER!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:22 AM
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Oh Jesse! You just ruined my day! LOL.

Coop...You just made my day. (going off to buy a jug of vinegar for my laundry room)
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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And that is one of MANY reasons I put vinegar in my rinse cycle instead of fabric softener
(I've been using my Downey ball for distilled white vinegar for about 2 years now!)

Not only does it soften clothing, it also strips away hard water and left over soap deposits, it also kills about 90% of bacteria! All for PENNIES! If you want an aroma like fabric softener would leave, just add some essential oil to your jug of laundry room vinegar!

NEVER going back to fabric softener.......NEVER!
and nothing smells of vinegar afterwards? I may have to try it
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:54 AM
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and nothing smells of vinegar afterwards? I may have to try it
I don't mind the smell of vinegar, so I probably wouldn't notice a faint smell....BUT....my husband detests vinegar smell, has a fit if I clean the coffee pot with it and he's never once complained about any of his clothing. So if there is any to speak of, I'd say it very very minimal
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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I don't wash clothes before wearing them (except those bought at Goodwill) and leave the tags on until I do.

But then I do normally grab the size furthest in the back, figured it's least tried on and that's where my size is anyways! LOL
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I leave tags on until I wear. I never wash before wearing. I don't know anyone who does and I have never had the thought cross my mind so I don't suppose I'll start now. I leave tags on until I wear something cause it makes me feel like its still "new" or something. It actually makes me sad to take the tags off cause its not "new" anymore.

ETA: I always wash used clothing before wesring. Just never considered washing new.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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I've never had a store refuse to return an item because the tag wasn't actually attached to it. That would never even cross my mind. I keep the receipt, not the tag.

Guess I don't shop at fancy enough stores.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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I don't mind the smell of vinegar, so I probably wouldn't notice a faint smell....BUT....my husband detests vinegar smell, has a fit if I clean the coffee pot with it and he's never once complained about any of his clothing. So if there is any to speak of, I'd say it very very minimal
Cool, I will try it! Thanks
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