07 November 2005 @ 12:37 pm
Blanket Fuzzy Woes  
I bought this Serasoft blanket, On the insert it says easy care: machine wash and dry. I decided to wash it before using since it had left a few red Fuzzies around.

After it was done I go to Take it our of the dryer and Bam my face got inendated with what seemed like a never ending amount of red fuzzies. It went everywhere, all over me my house, the dryer, The dog ate a few, and I even inhaled one hah.

I vacuumed up the dryer, the house, and myself.

But There are still a ton of red fuzzies all over the blanket. I started to vacuum them off, but it would take forever to vacuum them all off as it is a King Size blanket.

Is there anyway to get the fuzzies off the blanket, like say redrying it with something in the dryer? I don't want to spend a million hours vacuuming the thing
 
 
 
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now live via cell phone: donna reedsunshyncat on November 7th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
I would clean the lint filter on the dryer and run the blanket through the air cycle on the dryer, cleaning the lint filter a couple times during the cycle.
Brooklyllian on November 7th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
Gonna try that now
Lynnalceria on November 8th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
I agree with the person above. If a crazy amount of lint came from your trap, you might want to use the crevice attachment on your vacume and vacuum the trap to get the rest of the lint out. Check the vent too if it's never been checked. You are actually supposed to use some kind of tool to snake out your lint trap/vent a couple times a year. A lot of lint gets past the trap and it's actually one of the top causes of household fires! I never knew that until about a year ago.

Some links with more info:
http://www.ul.com/consumers/dryers.html
http://www.vbg.org/VILLAGEDEPTS/fire/clothes.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24878-2004Dec1.html
http://www.linteater.com/ (product to clean the vent)

You may already be aware of this, but I thought it was worth posting anyway. :)
emnotoveryet on November 7th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Did you use dryer sheets? That won't eliminate them, but I'd assume since they're anti-static it would help to keep them down
Brooklyllian on November 7th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yea I did, but Only 3 I should Have used more haha
actually.  years later... i'm kempt.unkempt on November 7th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Maybe throw a towel in the dryer to rub against and grab the fuzzies off the blanket? Use a towel you can just throw away...
Still Passing the Open Windowswhoretence on November 7th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
I just bought one of those serasoft blankies too! I haven't washed it yet though, so thanks for the heads up!
Brooklyllian on November 7th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
Its has Been a NIGHTMARE all day!!!


So deffinately wash it on its own, and As you are drying clean out the trap OFTEN!

Good Luck I hope fare better then me, and if you figure out how make it not suck, let me know :)
starrytxnightsstarrytxnights on November 8th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Those blankets are awesome, but have a horrible tendency to do that. It will stop after you wash it a few times. I always take mine to the laundromat to do when they're new and wash them a few times there so I don't gunk up my washer and dryer and spend hours cleaning up the aftermath.
Brooklyllian on November 8th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
Ahh so it will stop?

I was just going to say forget it and Try to bring it back

Should I wash and dry a few times? Or Just wash a few times then dry?
starrytxnightsstarrytxnights on November 8th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
All the ones I've had stopped doing it after a few washes. They still fill up the lint thing pretty good, but they don't make huge clouds of it! I wash it and then dry it and assess how much more "fluff" it has coming off of it. Then if it needs it again, I repeat. It's hard to tell when it's wet.
Brooklyllian on November 8th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Gonna Try that Throughout the day tomorrow!
starrytxnightsstarrytxnights on November 8th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Good luck!
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