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Old 01-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by ilovejack02 View Post
I don't see a big deal with it ... wash it in hot, have it dry cleaned if it has to be no biggie.

I am getting ready to put a 500 plus set up on a local resale page. I had it dry cleaned a cpl of years ago and never put it back on bed. It has been hanging in the bags in closet unused . Im hoping it sells.
Most nice things will sale, maybe not at a price you think it should, but it will go.

Hi, neighbor, I was born in Denham Springs, raised in Hammond.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #47
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Nope, not gross at all...
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #48
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Not gross, and staying in a hotel bed grosses me out every time I do it! (BTW If my hotel room has a couch or fabric chair, I get a spare sheet to put on it first no matter how nice the hotel is. )

Just soak the bedding overnight with a little bleach, then dry very well on high heat. It will be cleaner that most things you come in contact with.

I have to admit, I wouldn't buy a used couch, but I have a lake house and we found a mouse had gotten in and chewed some of the batting from under the couch. GROSS!!! It was a nice sofa, almost new, so I took the sofa outside, put Lysol and water into the pressure washer and SOAKED the couch in the Lysol mixture, rinsed and let it set in the sun. (It was July) I figured if it ruined it so be it, as I was not going to have it in my house after the mouse. It worked great. It didn't shrink or discolor and my couch was nice, clean, fresh and no fear of germs. So, I could see doing this with a used couch, if you steamed it first then used the power washer with Lysol.

Just two tips, don't use high pressure or it will rip the fabric and use a fresh scent Lysol as some scent will remain.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:02 PM   #49
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Not gross at all. A couch would be sort of gross, but I've done it. We bought a used couch last summer for our home theater. I just couldn't help it--a new couch would have been hundreds of dollars, and there was a beautiful, nearly new looking reclining couch for $35 at a garage sale. I saw the people who owned it's home, and it was far cleaner than mine usually is. No bedbugs by now means it was probably okay. I wondered why it (and everything ) was so cheap, and they said their youngest was off to college and they just wanted stuff gone without any hassle. I got a sweet freezer from them too for $50.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #50
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I guess it's good for people like us who think some things are gross, otherwise our landfills would be even bigger.

I have sold several practically perfect couches, furniture pieces that would have been crazy to throw away. I once left a couch and love seat set by our garbage before we moved- and let me tell you it was so sad to part with something that costs thousands of dollars. But we ran out of room in the moving truck and were out of time.

I haven't purchased used bedding, but have been given a complete bedding set from Macy's by an aunt. I wish I still had the set because it was a fantastic one.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:12 AM   #51
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Every post which mentions "Don't they ever stay in hotels?" reminds me of my coworker. She's so much of a germaphobe that she sprays the hotel bed sheets with Lysol whenever she travels. She said that she does that because whenever she comes back from vacation, she always has a sore throat, which she thinks is an infection. I've told her that the irritation could be caused by all the cleaning chemicals that she uses.
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I have no issues what so ever with that.
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