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 Post subject: Wringing cloth - not hands!
 Post Posted: 09 Aug 2011 11:37 
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How to wring out a wet cloth with rubbish hands?

I've trawled through 75% of the 'tips' thread and failed to find it. Also noted reference in a booklet but couldn't find solution. Despite a load of well tried and tested gadgets plus much ingenuity this is one task that leaves me grrrr..ing.

I bet it's dead simple but advice welcome please.

Crinkly 1


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 Post subject: Re: Wringing cloth - not hands!
 Post Posted: 09 Aug 2011 11:50 
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Hi Crinkly

Have you tried draping the cloth around the bit of the tap which sticks out over the sink (if that makes sense) and then twisting the cloth with both hands? Still not easy but I find it easier than trying to do it the usual way.

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 Post Posted: 09 Aug 2011 15:58 
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Instead of cloths (I take it we are talking washing up and surface cleaning etc) how about trying small sponges? You know, the little yellow ones with the non-stick pan cleaning top to them. They sit and drain all by themselves. If you are talking flannels well, that's a bit different. Can't think of a solution for that at the moment, but if I do . . . . . DD


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 Post Posted: 09 Aug 2011 18:05 
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i was going to surgest the tap method,if theres a solution out there our DD will find it.Mig


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if it face cloths drape over tap to drip dry. for washing up use brush ??? but wringing out does help strengthen hands so do not give up totally val


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 Post subject: Re: Wringing cloth - not hands!
 Post Posted: 10 Aug 2011 07:09 
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hi crinkly

I was also going to suggest using the tap.

Seems the best solution :smile: .

I must admit.....I use the kitchen wipes and use a trigger spray using a wrist to spray it.....they can then be discarded (for work tops and bathroom)

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 Post subject: Re: Wringing cloth - not hands!
 Post Posted: 10 Aug 2011 07:11 
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mig wrote:
i was going to surgest the tap method,if theres a solution out there our DD will find it.Mig


wasn't that Tilly??

I am the same....l love my flannel :sad: as yet l haven't given up on mine either and would be loathe to.....

You can put it on a handtowel and stand on it??? It dries off a bit taht way, but adds to your wet washing....

I am going to try the tap method this very morning.....reminds me l really ought to go and get some clothes on :oops:

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Toni xx


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 Post Posted: 10 Aug 2011 16:01 
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Not sure this really helps as it just moves the problem along, but when I make felt I lay the thing to be felted on the edge of a towels and roll it up in to a sausage shape, it should look like a swiss roll with your cloth as the jam, then roll it back and forward. Part of this is to create some friction but it always seems to get the wool dry too, so if you want a dry cloth and damp towels you could give it a go. You could roll the sausage across a table or similar with your fore arms rather than hands, or on the bathroom floor with your feet? The rolling bit doesn't have to be super perfect either so hopefully you will be able to manage that.

Other option I guess is not to wring your clothes out, and store them in an air tight Tupperware or plastic bag. My Gran keeps her clothes she uses for wiping the kitchen sides down in a tub with watered down bleach as she too has problems wringing clothes out, every few days she changes the water.


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