I managed to quit smoking almost a month ago, and I’m starting to notice that all of my clothing, bedding and whatnot stinks. Even the things that have been in drawers for years. So the last couple of days I’ve been on a binge, washing every last thing in my closet.
I’m getting towards the end, but there are a few items I’m a bit nervous about putting in my washing machine. I can’t really afford to have anything dry cleaned, but I don’t want to let anything go without washing it, either. So I’m willing to risk damage, unless the chances are too great that any of these items might be outright destroyed:
[li]A sport coat that says “dry clean only.” I can’t find a tag that says what it’s made of, but it appears to be mostly polyester. I haven’t worn this thing in years, and I don’t see myself wearing it anytime soon, but you never know.[/li]
[li]A sleeping bag, which I obtained via “Marlboro Miles.” I’m assuming it’s synthetic. Ditto it not being used in a long time.[/li]
[li]Two duffel bags and my backpack.[/li]
[li]My down pillows.[/li][/ul]
Being a guy living alone, I’m stupid about this sort of stuff. I’ve Googled each of these items, and found some sites that say machine washing is ok, and other sites that say it isn’t.
So, what say you?