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Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Removing Ink Stains

Originally posted - Aug 30, 2012 At my small laundromat, I often have a problem with customers washing and drying their clothes with ballpoint pens in the pockets. This has created a major staining problem in my dryer drums. I have used rubbing alcohol and hair spray...

Wash with Wally: Fragrances and Scents

Originally posted - Dec 10, 2014 I have a question about fragrances and scents. Is there any way to add something different to the wash to get it smelling fresh, aside from the normal scented detergents or fabric softeners? Sometimes I wish there was something to add...

Wash with Wally: Dealing with Dog Hair

Originally posted - Jul 01, 2014 What is the best way to remove dog hair from blankets and dog beds? The best way to handle such a situation is to put these items in the dryer before running them through the wash cycle. Let them run through a drying cycle or two, and...

The Business Mind

Take a Chance

Originally posted - Apr 12, 2013 "If we listened to our intellect, we'd never go into business because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." - Annie Dillard, American author and...

The Cost of Being Wrong

Originally posted - May 29, 2012 A fellow hands me a bag containing six marbles - five of the marbles of white and one is black - and he asks me to blindly draw a marble from the bag. If it's white, he says he'll pay me $20; however, if the marble is black, I must pay...

Stay Tuned

Originally posted - Jan 03, 2013 In a recent column, I discussed a relatively new field called neuromarketing, which combines neuroscience and marketing strategies, and is creating off-the-charts excitement and credibility in several business sectors around the world....

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