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Old 07-10-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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How to prep UBCPF with no W/D

Is this possible? We could manage a cycle or two at the laundry down the street but there's NO way we can afford atm to do the several (4, is it?) that are really needed.
We *do* have an old wringer washer I can use to wash them. I was thinking maybe wash them with Dawn and hot water... but I know the drying part is important and we don't have a dryer.
We also don't have anyone around here that would be willing to let us use their washer and dryer to prep them.
So what the heck would i do with new UB dipes?

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You can boil them.
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I would personally buy them used already prepped (have you bought them ) .. do you live in cali (east bay ) i would let you prep them here or their are a few sites that sell them preprepped for you .. just a few ideas
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also i have (when in apt ) washed 2x then dried and then changed more often .. they wont absorb as much at first though but it will save some $
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I would personally buy them used already prepped (have you bought them ) .. do you live in cali (east bay ) i would let you prep them here or their are a few sites that sell them preprepped for you .. just a few ideas
used costs more than I could get "seconds" for from clothdiaper.com and so do prepped. I've kept an eye on ebay and the FS posts here but I just can't wait anymore and have to buy soon.
And, no, I'm waaaaaaaay in Wisconsin but I sure appreciate the thought.
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used costs more than I could get "seconds" for from clothdiaper.com and so do prepped. I've kept an eye on ebay and the FS posts here but I just can't wait anymore and have to buy soon.
And, no, I'm waaaaaaaay in Wisconsin but I sure appreciate the thought.
Anywhere in WI near the IL border? I'm in the Chicago burbs, would be glad to let you do them here.

Otherwise, yeah, I've heard boiling will take a lot of the oils off. I wonder about maybe ironing them dry???? Just a thought, but then you get that wash/dry/wash/dry effect, except you're drying with iron heat instead of a dryer.
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We also have no W/D. I boiled ours for 5 minutes, 2 at a time (it was all I could get to fit in our largest pot). Then I washed and dried them 2 times. I think one time would have been plenty, but DH wanted me to do it twice.
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I boiled mine on the stove and ran them through the washer on hot and then into the dryer. That made them good enough to use and they get better with each wash!
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Im in WI, if you close to Superior My washer is avaliable..
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