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Tiny bits of hay stuck in long underwear. How the #)$(*# do I get them out?

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  • Tiny bits of hay stuck in long underwear. How the #)$(*# do I get them out?

    I have several long underwear shirts and pants that have gotten tiny pieces of hay stuck in them. No matter how many times I wash them I can't get these microscopic bits of hay out.

    Any ideas on how to get the hay out? Or is it impossible and I should just toss these and buy new pairs for next year?

    I can't stand the scratchy hay in my long underwear!
    Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

  • #2
    No idea, but great thread title

    My pet peeve is the horse hair that gets permanently stuck in anything polar fleece or wool.

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


    • #3
      Would one of those sticky rollers get rid of the hay bits?
      Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


      • #4
        A bright light, magnifiying glasses and a good pair of needle-point tweezers. Happy hunting.

        I feel your itchy pain tho... hay goes places you never thought it could!
        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


        • #5
          I put them on, and put a small piece of painters tape on the spot, and then take them off.

          Then under a bright light, with a magnifying glass, I'll search the fabric on the opposite side of the tape, flexing and stretching the fabric in different ways, and using a light touch to feel for the "splinter" that's embedded in the fabric.

          Once I find it, I pull it out with a tweezers.

          Good long underwear are too expensive to throw away.

          Good luck finding it, I know the feeling.


          • #6
            Hahahahahahahaha...rinse and repeat. I (not) sorry, that is funny, mainly, because it's not MY long handles.... *snork*
            GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


            • #7
              My first thought was 'use a hay magnet.' I blame Friday.


              • #8
                Maybe use duct tape or some really sticky tape?

                I know how you feel, I usually end up throwing stuff out.
                come what may

                Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013


                • #9
                  I can send you one of my bras. If there is a piece of hay within a 20 foot radius it will wind up in my bra no matter how many layers of garments seperate them. You'll be right as rain.


                  • #10
                    mmhmmm this is why we professionals never get caught in a hay loft (j/k). But good luck on getting hay out, I never figured it out. For every one you pull out there is 20 more in its place. You may think you got it all but its all still lurking waiting to poke your behind as you are driving 65 in the interstate


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OBXPony View Post
                      You may think you got it all but its all still lurking waiting to poke your behind as you are driving 65 in the interstate
                      Or when you are standing in a long line at the bank and can't scratch.
                      "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                      • #12
                        maybe a lint roller?

                        I know! Let my horse come within 20 feet of it. He would find the hay and eat it... The problem would be convincing him that no, the long underwear itself is not edible.
                        Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                        ~DQ wanna-be~


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                          I have several long underwear shirts and pants that have gotten tiny pieces of hay stuck in them. No matter how many times I wash them I can't get these microscopic bits of hay out.

                          Any ideas on how to get the hay out? Or is it impossible and I should just toss these and buy new pairs for next year?

                          I can't stand the scratchy hay in my long underwear!
                          That's almost as bad as clipping in Polar Fleece, which my boyfriend did the other day. I was like, "What were YOU thinking???!"


                          • #14
                            Does this have anything to do w/ being tidy and your user name Tidy Rabbit?


                            • #15
                              3m heavy duty scotch shipping/packaging tape. Unroll about 6 inches, flatten on cloth and pull up slowly from one end to the other. Repeat until it loses its stickiness.
                              It works very well on cat hairs on polartec, hay should be easier. Cat hairs can thread themselves through fabric more than once, its amazing.