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Saturday 5 March 2005 2.21pm
There's a special offer sign in the window of the dry cleaners in Borough High St offering to clean
1 sheet, 1 duvet cover and 2 pillowcases for £7-50. Now assuming you wash your bed linen
once a week, that's £390 a year not to mention the hassle of taking it there and back.
Who has their bed linen dry cleaned when no-one irons it anyway, or am I just a lazy b******.
And assuming you wash your towels in a washing machine why not chuck in the
sheets etc; at the same time. Even if you have top quality Egyptian cotton I would prefer to
stick it in my own machine for a better and safer wash.
The things that occupy your mind on a cold saturday afternoon!!!
Saturday 5 March 2005 2.35pm
Yes you're a lazy b.....std, but indeed the energy necessary to get out the ironing board and whip the iron over the pillow cases is not so great as to make £7.50 anything but one colossal rip off. However, some people have more money than I guess they're the ones this shop is looking for.
Saturday 5 March 2005 6.49pm
I assume Phoney, you don't have silk sheets and pillow cases.
Saturday 5 March 2005 8.12pm
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try
to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.

Give me 100% cotton wherever possible.
Saturday 5 March 2005 9.40pm
I think it's great - beats the hell out of having the entire flat draped in sheets and towels drying every weekend, and takes two minutes to drop off at the laundry - not to mention the fact that at the weekends, my time is worth considerably more than £7.50! But as for the ironing thing....I never get around to ironing my clothes let alone the bed linen! I have a friend who irons weird is that!
Monday 7 March 2005 1.02pm
my mom does that (irons socks,... and hankies, and pants, and pretty much everything that gets washed) - she has far too much free time!
Monday 7 March 2005 1.32pm
IMO, it's not always convenient to drop off and pick up washing at the dry cleaners, even if you're not concerned about the money.

However, in my dream life, I will have ironed bedlinen. Obviously (given that I'd never waste the time ironing sheets) I'm not excessively bothered about ironed bedlinen, but in an ideal world I do think it adds a little luxury, and bed can never be too comforting a place.

...if you press it, they will come.
Anonymous User
Monday 7 March 2005 2.04pm
Having bedding dry cleaned has never occured to me (until now) I'm gonna check out the dry cleaners at the Blue and see what they charge.

Come to think of it - I don't even know if there is a dry cleaner at the Blue.
Monday 7 March 2005 2.43pm
what's wrong with a laundret? why do they have to be 'dry' cleaned?
Anonymous User
Monday 7 March 2005 2.59pm
I really, really don't like launderettes. They are soul destroying places - unless you are Annabella Lwin of course.
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