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Old 04-13-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Easiest to wash (meaning less cycles)

What is the easiest stash as far as washing goes? I'm tired of all the extra cycles/rinses. We have hard well water and I'm finding myself to like a simple stash. I really love GMD workhorses, would a stash of these be less stressful? I want something i don't have to strip a lot. Looking for some ideas

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What is the easiest stash as far as washing goes? I'm tired of all the extra cycles/rinses. We have hard well water and I'm finding myself to like a simple stash. I really love GMD workhorses, would a stash of these be less stressful? I want something i don't have to strip a lot. Looking for some ideas

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The best IMO is cotton Birdseye flats. They wash up beautifully and can handle hot washes and bleach if you need it. They also dry quickly.
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Second flats...one layer washes and dries so much more easily than anything else, but can be folded/used so many ways to fit different needs. I use them RosiePosie folded and pinned w/a cover and also padfolded in pockets for quick and easy changes like an AIO.
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I'd also agree with flats. You could probably get away with just one hot wash with flats, but I'd personally do a rinse or pre-wash first anyway to get as much urine and feces residue out of the wash water as possible.


If it helps, my stash is workhorse fitteds, hemp inserts, prefolds, and flats. I do a pre-wash (a very short cycle on my machine like a vigorous rinse) and then one hot wash, that's it, then the dryer or the line.
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Flats are easiest to wash but I am a lazy folder I prefer prefolds and find them to be easier to care for than work horse or fitted. Mine never dry.
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Flats would be the easiest, but prefolds or workhorses would be good too. When we used workhorses, we never had a problem with stink.
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Re: Easiest to wash (meaning less cycles)

I would say flats first, then maybe just PUL covers and inserts which is what I'm switching too. I'm starting to really dislike pockets and washing so much.
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I would say flats first, then maybe just PUL covers and inserts which is what I'm switching too. I'm starting to really dislike pockets and washing so much.
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Depending on the fabric type, inserts might work. I've always had to do more cycles for microfiber (flip stay dry) inserts bc that fabric holds onto stink. Maybe someone knows of inserts that come in natural fibers? If you choose microfiber inserts its almost a given that you'll need to use bleach to deal with the stink (if you want to minimize wash cycles). I don't mind bleAch but some people steer away.
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