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    Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    What does everyone wash their fleece with? Do you put it in a pillow case, or just wash it like you would a regular load of laundry? Do you use any bleach? Unscented detergent? Need advice. If I put one fleece in a pillow case, would it still get cleaned properly or no? Hubby is a little hesitant of just throwing them in our washer and dryer !

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    Also, I don't know if it matters as to the answer, but does it matter that my washer does not have hot water ran to it?

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    I have read that some people put them in multiple large mesh laundry bags, if your worried about leftover hay bits. I use litter (also cause of hubby and the washer ). so have no other ideas but I remember hearing that.

    ETA if he is super picky, then maybe run a load of water with those laundry washer cleaning tabs? After the piggy things are out. That’s a lot of extra water but if it keeps marital peace then it might be worth it.

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    I put it in the wash directly using All Free & Clear (or similar) detergent and add vinegar to the final rinse. I usually do 2-3 loads each weekend and for the load containing Guinea Dad brand liners, due to the material in the liner, it has to be a cold water wash. For the other loads, I wash in hot water. If you are concerned about residual impact from piggy laundry, some members on this site run an extra rinse cycle afterwards before using it again for human laundry.

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    Thank you both for the responses, very helpful and appreciated!

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    I purchased the laundry bags from the website of the seller of the "Stay Bowls". They work very well. If I'm being honest though, there are many times I just put my piggie laundry into my machine without using a bag. I use warm water and All Free & clear detergent. I finish up with vinegar in the final rinse. Like another poster stated, there are times I have had to pick out a stray piece of hay but other than that I've had no problem with my washer.

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    Re: Washing fleece? Can I put it in a pillow case?

    If I'm being honest, like I told my husband, all of my kids clothes are probably just as hard on our washer haha! I do between 8-10 loads of clothes a week for everyone in the household. Sometimes I find gum, wrappers, sticks, you name it, that comes out of their pockets . I think I'm just going to wash it loose like I would my clothes. I want to ensure its clean. To appease my husband I have told him I will do a clean rinse whatever its called, where you don't put anything in it but throw in cleaner and it cleans everything out, after I was the piggie fleece. Long day at work so far, can't even think of what its called .

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