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I wish my previous shared machine neighbors were as conscientious as the OP. They washed shoes, dog, cat bedding, nasty construction clothes, all kinds of nasty things and didn't seem to care. It was the utmost disgusting and not to mention stressful. Especially coming from the US where it's normal that you have a washer & dryer in your home. I lost a lot of sleep and had a lot of unhealthy high blood pressure days stressing about the laundry situation. I'm sure I aged 10 years. Glad that's over.
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All those who are allergic to animal hair commend your thoughtfulness MaybeeSkint
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I wish my previous shared machine neighbors were as conscientious as the OP. They washed shoes, dog, cat bedding, nasty construction clothes, all kinds of nasty things and didn't seem to care. It was the utmost disgusting and not to mention stressful.

Yes. These working class types can really be quite unspeakably revolting, don't you find?
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Old 17.02.2015, 11:28
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I wish my previous shared machine neighbors were as conscientious as the OP. They washed shoes, dog, cat bedding, nasty construction clothes, all kinds of nasty things and didn't seem to care. It was the utmost disgusting and not to mention stressful. Especially coming from the US where it's normal that you have a washer & dryer in your home. I lost a lot of sleep and had a lot of unhealthy high blood pressure days stressing about the laundry situation. I'm sure I aged 10 years. Glad that's over.
My point exactly....pet hair can be the least of one's worries. It's not uniformly normal in the US, though. If you live in an apartment in an urban area, shared laundry may be the norm. I lived in several very nice apartments in the US, historical buildings, and each had shared laundry facilities. Granted, this was at least 20 years ago, but still....
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I wish my previous shared machine neighbors were as conscientious as the OP. They washed shoes, dog, cat bedding, nasty construction clothes, all kinds of nasty things and didn't seem to care. It was the utmost disgusting and not to mention stressful. Especially coming from the US where it's normal that you have a washer & dryer in your home. I lost a lot of sleep and had a lot of unhealthy high blood pressure days stressing about the laundry situation. I'm sure I aged 10 years. Glad that's over.
As I am a bit exaggerated re. cleanliness&hygiene I think I too would get sick. Thank goodness we have our own washing machine and laundry room. I realise how lucky I am.
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What are the product names of your pet beds? Can they still be found in Coop? Thanks
I have never seen them in the stores. You can only order them using points. They are the best beds I have ever bought and have reduced the amount of dog laundry which I am very grateful for.

Visit the page and input "hundekissen" in the search field.
http://www.coop.ch/pb/site/supercard...Lde/index.html

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Purchasing Dog Beds with Coop Supercard Points

In the photo below you can see Hana is on the big bed. The washable part has been removed (it was in the wash) but you can see the underneath which is waterproof. It too has a zipper and inside is a pillow- which stays dry. The big bed was actually a purchasing mistake - it is too big, 80 x 120. I have since ordered the smaller size which fits perfectly in the dog crates.

I use a towel or another extra washable blanket on top because the dogs do what we call "the bed thing". Circling and scratching at the bedding before lying down. One makes a pillow for herself.
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I wish my previous shared machine neighbors were as conscientious as the OP. They washed shoes, dog, cat bedding, nasty construction clothes, all kinds of nasty things and didn't seem to care. It was the utmost disgusting and not to mention stressful. Especially coming from the US where it's normal that you have a washer & dryer in your home. I lost a lot of sleep and had a lot of unhealthy high blood pressure days stressing about the laundry situation. I'm sure I aged 10 years. Glad that's over.
Some tenants simply don't have the space for their own washing machine in their flat. Or they do but the landlord/agency won't permit it because of the necessity to make changes to the flat for the installation of said machine. So it's not like all tenants have a choice to wash their pet bedding somewhere else than in the shared machine, as not every apartment comes with a balcony where one could hang the bathtub-washed pet bedding.

I for one don't see the necessity to not wash pet bedding in the shared machine.

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I use a continental pillowcase from Ikea, it is like a big square bag with a zip. I throw the bed in there and wash as usual. Same with his little coats, which get treated the same way.
I don't see the problem with it to be honest.
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I vacuum the bedding and shake it. Then I wash it in a washing machine with an extra rinse option. No problem with fur (vacuuming) and with detergent smell (rinse). No complaints from the neighbours.
Simply collecting all pet bedding, vacuuming it and then tossing it into the machine in an extra laundry bag/pillowcase and cleaning the machine after use is perfectly OK in my book. Do an extra rinse if wanted.
If someone would want to forbid my washing said items I'd make an equally ridiculous fuss about their e.g. babies' food-covered bibs, puked-on bedclothes, mud-encrusted pants and god knows what else.

As long as the building has more than one tenant and shared laundry facilities, tenants living there will have to deal with the occasional annoyance.

If one is allergic to pet hairs and can't trust neighbor to remove all pet hairs from said machine then by all means one should go to the landlord and ask them for permission for a washing machine in the flat.

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Yes you can find them in all the supermarkets and in places like Jumbo etc.

They look something like this.

https://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do...FQkcwwodpqQAjg

A couple of normal face cloths / face flannels will do the same job at gathering up any stray hairs left in the machine.
Microfiber cloths can often be found on sale in packs in Migros and Coop
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I have never seen them in the stores. You can only order them using points. They are the best beds I have ever bought and have reduced the amount of dog laundry which I am very grateful for.

Visit the page and input "hundekissen" in the search field.
http://www.coop.ch/pb/site/supercard...Lde/index.html

Here is an earlier thread.
Purchasing Dog Beds with Coop Supercard Points

In the photo below you can see Hana is on the big bed. The washable part has been removed (it was in the wash) but you can see the underneath which is waterproof. It too has a zipper and inside is a pillow- which stays dry. The big bed was actually a purchasing mistake - it is too big, 80 x 120. I have since ordered the smaller size which fits perfectly in the dog crates.

I use a towel or another extra washable blanket on top because the dogs do what we call "the bed thing". Circling and scratching at the bedding before lying down. One makes a pillow for herself.

I just looked at them! Roughly 5500 points! Hana looks so comfy on hers.
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I just looked at them! Roughly 5500 points! Hana looks so comfy on hers.
She really likes it, and it is the perfect size for her crate. It is 5490 points for the big one and 3990 for the medium one. I have no other use for my points.

I was going to make a new post to see if someone wanted to swap -if they order the medium one they can have the large one.
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