over here on this side of the pond we have gigantic washing machines for just such a task. Triple and quadruple sized washers down at the laundromats. also we generally take our drapes to the dry cleaners, if for no other reason than ironing a set of drapes is a huge and exhausting job.
Didn’t need any ironing, came out okay on that score. No laundry close by and even if there were, no way going out and sitting around there. Entirely different set of circumstances than we’re used to. Wife just not up to that anyway with constant pain and continuous Shingle itch on head and eye. Real mess Drew. We hope some help will be at hand when treatment starts for the back thing on Feb. 5th. That’s the soonest they could take her.
btw, you wouldn’t want to take your drapes to the cleaners here unless you could get another mortgage on your house. Oh yeah, and wait three weeks leaving your front window open to the road.
I use the dryer ‘dryer cleaner’ stuff - needs extra work with dog hair (don’t ask - Mom’s stuff) - and if you set a timer - no need for the iron. I always buy the largest washer - 3 still in the house - plus when adding kids & grandkids visit - need the size. After we took down the ‘window treatments’ - I hung them in the room closet (we have mini-blinds and for those rooms I want privacy - sheets do the trick - as they can be washed easily. We’ve all had a bad year allergy wise - which is why I did this here.