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2020-11-27 11:59:12 PM  
They hang on a hook in the entry hall next to my bicycle helmet so I can grab one on my way out the door. When I return home they get tossed in a half gallon Mason jar where I'll wash them at the end of the week.
 
2020-11-28 12:02:32 AM  
Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.
 
2020-11-28 12:04:52 AM  
Hook.

Do people overthink everything now?
 
2020-11-28 12:12:16 AM  
Mine hang on hooks in the laundry room, which is the conduit to the garage. We can all grab one on the way out. On the way in we just toss them into the washing machine.
Wash
Rinse
Repeat.
It is remarkable how this has become an easy routine for my family.

8.5.5
 
2020-11-28 12:16:06 AM  

Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.


Are they disposable
 
2020-11-28 12:18:32 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.

Are they disposable


Both. I have cloth masks and filters for them and disposable masks.
 
2020-11-28 12:23:19 AM  
I'm retired, no use for socks and underwear.
 
2020-11-28 12:40:46 AM  
We just bought a key hook thingie off Amazon and put it next to the door.  Works quite well, we just hung it diagonally so as to minimize wall hogging.

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2020-11-28 1:08:43 AM  
'Store' masks?

I have one good cloth mask at the moment, the other one has the loops all stretched out, and the good one is getting there.  It's rarely far from my face, as it helps with Fall allergies, and not just with COVID.  It's frequently washed while I sleep during the day.
 
2020-11-28 1:39:08 AM  
I make my masks out of socks and underwear.
 
2020-11-28 2:22:15 AM  

Miss5280: TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.

Are they disposable

Both. I have cloth masks and filters for them and disposable masks.


How do you wash your cloth masks? Do you wash the filters too or are they disposable?

The masks my daughter made for me have a pocket for a filter but I don't use them.
 
2020-11-28 4:10:52 AM  
I've made about 300 since March. I wear them single use and dispose of them in a plastic lined canister. 3 ply filters and dental floss.

I really enjoy breathing.
 
2020-11-28 5:59:59 AM  
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2020-11-28 6:12:48 AM  
"I had to face the fact that my masks were both unoriginal and unfashionable"

The firstiest of first world problems ya got there lady.
 
2020-11-28 7:31:56 AM  
On hooks by the door. Used to be for keys, now it makes it easy to slip clean masks into rotation. Paper masks are in the medicine cabinet.

Who raised this woman? Savages?
 
2020-11-28 8:08:02 AM  
The main, two layer cloth maske is usually hanging on one of two newels.

I have a few surgical masks [from Wuhan, man] in the console of my car in case I forget the cloth mask, more in a cabinet by the front door along with about 4 N95s, and a 3M respirator and goggles on the coat rack in the foyer.

Dilute Purex Lavender detergent makes for a pleasant cloth mask.  Seriously.
 
2020-11-28 8:26:05 AM  
Mine hang on a hook of the coat rack and at the end of the day go in a lingerie bag hanging in the back hall to be laundered over the weekend.
 
2020-11-28 8:53:34 AM  
Mine just stay in the car.
 
2020-11-28 8:56:29 AM  
My wife has sewn a number of masks with bright fabric and bought some African print masks from the internet. As Letterman might have said, they are festive. So, they're in a basket on a kitchen counter where they add a decorative element.

Everybody mask now.
[CHUNK            ka-ka-CHUNK]
[CHUNK            ka-ka-CHUNK]
Everybody mask now.

etc.
 
2020-11-28 9:05:32 AM  
I have a number or masks, and they get either washed, or quarantined for a few days, depending on the level of sweat and snot they accumulate.  A walk through the grocery store, they go on the hook for a few days.  If I sneezed in it, or went on a sweaty hike, it gets washed and put on a different hook.

I might even re-use the disposable masks a few times, quarantining them if no obvious bodily fluids were sneezed/coughed onto them.  I only venture into public once a week, at most.  There's no reason not to hang that mask off the gear shifter in my car, and use it again.  It's not like I'll be putting on an infected mask hours later.
 
2020-11-28 9:28:56 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.

Are they disposable

Both. I have cloth masks and filters for them and disposable masks.

How do you wash your cloth masks? Do you wash the filters too or are they disposable?

The masks my daughter made for me have a pocket for a filter but I don't use them.


I wash cloth masks with my towels in hot water with no fabric softener ( I'm sure they'd be fine washed with fabric softener added; I just don't wash my towels with fabric softener.) I put the masks into a lingerie/ mesh laundry bag because they're small items.  I keep a mesh bag for them with my laundry hamper; when I'm done with one, I just put it right in the bag. The filters are not reusable or washable, but they're supposed to be good for about three to five uses. I bought a pack of 50 off of Amazon.

I have a few masks that are made from three layers a fabric and don't need a filter. Surprisingly, some of my best 3-layer masks are from Sephora, "bought" using reward points I earned from past shopping.
 
2020-11-28 9:37:23 AM  
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I made a cat-themed apocalypse mask holder.
 
2020-11-28 9:43:26 AM  

BMFPitt: Mine just stay in the car.


Yeah, I keep mine stacked in the center console compartment. If I need one because I'm just walking the neighborhood, I grab it on the way past the car.

I have a bunch because my MIL has been cranking them out like an Indonesian sweatshop.
 
2020-11-28 10:02:56 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: [Fark user image 425x318]

I made a cat-themed apocalypse mask holder.


I don't have cats or even like them all that much, but I kind of want that.
 
2020-11-28 11:33:29 AM  

Ker_Thwap: ViolentEastCoastCity: [Fark user image 425x318]

I made a cat-themed apocalypse mask holder.

I don't have cats or even like them all that much, but I kind of want that.


My friend came up with the phrase.  He uses it as a tag for his cat pictures on instagram.

We had a lot of fun making it.  I had just gotten a Cricut machine, so I've been making all sorts of ridic stuff.
 
2020-11-28 11:34:40 AM  
There are always extra ones in the car.  New ones, and washed ones.
 
2020-11-28 11:55:16 AM  
We keep them on hooks by the door, then rotate in/out and washing as necessary. Ours have either penises or vulvas on them. Bonus points because anyone who can tell what they are is standing too close, and you can tell them to f*ck off.

/when your country is racing toward 300k dead, EVERY mask is a mourning mask
 
2020-11-28 1:21:46 PM  

wademh: I'm retired, no use for socks and underwear.


I work from home now, so ditto.
 
2020-11-28 1:42:49 PM  
Plastic bag in the car.
 
2020-11-28 1:56:24 PM  
Jesus, I'm not going to leave it hanging on a hook!

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2020-11-28 2:41:36 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: 2We had a lot of fun making it.  I had just gotten a Cricut machine, so I've been making all sorts of ridic stuff.


I was wondering about the lettering. The town I moved from in March had a Cricut at the library, which was available for public use. I do stencil airbrush tshirts, cut by hand, and lettering was always so time consuming to make precise. Something like the Cricut might help precision cutting, but setting up the design would still take time. But I often had to hand-draw my lettering, sometimes just to ensure I could cut it out by hand. Doing it twice, sort of.

Anyway, I was wondering how easy it is making designs for Cricut? Can you use Illustrator vector files, for instance? Or does it have it's own thingamajig?
 
2020-11-28 2:47:08 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.

Are they disposable

Both. I have cloth masks and filters for them and disposable masks.

How do you wash your cloth masks? Do you wash the filters too or are they disposable?

The masks my daughter made for me have a pocket for a filter but I don't use them.


Mason jar. Put the masks in, add a small amount of both dish soap and bleach. Put the lid on, and shake the fark out of it. Rinse the same way a few times until no suds or bleach are left in the masks. Hang to dry. No shrinking, no fraying.
 
2020-11-28 2:50:32 PM  

Spice Must Flow: ViolentEastCoastCity: 2We had a lot of fun making it.  I had just gotten a Cricut machine, so I've been making all sorts of ridic stuff.

I was wondering about the lettering. The town I moved from in March had a Cricut at the library, which was available for public use. I do stencil airbrush tshirts, cut by hand, and lettering was always so time consuming to make precise. Something like the Cricut might help precision cutting, but setting up the design would still take time. But I often had to hand-draw my lettering, sometimes just to ensure I could cut it out by hand. Doing it twice, sort of.

Anyway, I was wondering how easy it is making designs for Cricut? Can you use Illustrator vector files, for instance? Or does it have it's own thingamajig?


Looks like you can use svg files, which are vector, IIRC. I plan on getting one myself pretty soon. They're freaking cool.

From the intertubes:

In Cricut Design Space, you can use the following file types: SVG, PNG, JPG, DXF, GIF, and BMP
 
2020-11-28 3:49:23 PM  
One on the table by the door. One in my car. One in my lunchbox. One at work.

I use real masks though (n95)so I'm not sure how they'd wind up with the whites.
 
2020-11-28 4:13:44 PM  
Yes.  Clean masks go in the top drawer with clean underwear, clean socks, belts, spare shoelaces, clean dildos, and clean bandanas, along with new, unopened bars of Ivory soap to make everything smell clean.  And spare batteries.

Used but still useful masks go on top of the dresser.

Everything else used goes on the floor until wash day.

/you gotta problem wit dat?
 
2020-11-28 4:15:30 PM  

bughunter: Yes.  Clean masks go in the top drawer with clean underwear, clean socks, belts, spare shoelaces, clean dildos, and clean bandanas, along with new, unopened bars of Ivory soap to make everything smell clean.  And spare batteries.

Used but still useful masks go on top of the dresser.

Everything else used goes on the floor until wash day.

/you gotta problem wit dat?


Yes. Shoelaces go in the kitchen junk drawer. Belts should be hung in the closet.

Everything else is fine.
 
2020-11-28 5:44:57 PM  

bughunter: Yes.  Clean masks go in the top drawer with clean underwear, clean socks, belts, spare shoelaces, clean dildos, and clean bandanas, along with new, unopened bars of Ivory soap to make everything smell clean.  And spare batteries.

Used but still useful masks go on top of the dresser.

Everything else used goes on the floor until wash day.

/you gotta problem wit dat?


I...I'm just wondering if there are dirty dildoes on your... I mean THE floor.

Not sure I need an answer though.
 
2020-11-28 6:04:13 PM  

Chevello: bughunter: Yes.  Clean masks go in the top drawer with clean underwear, clean socks, belts, spare shoelaces, clean dildos, and clean bandanas, along with new, unopened bars of Ivory soap to make everything smell clean.  And spare batteries.

Used but still useful masks go on top of the dresser.

Everything else used goes on the floor until wash day.

/you gotta problem wit dat?

I...I'm just wondering if there are dirty dildoes on your... I mean THE floor.

Not sure I need an answer though.


Dildos are always dirty...

... they're dildos!
 
2020-11-28 9:16:45 PM  
I keep them in plastic bags. That way I can throw one in my bag for when I go out and not worry about it getting ink or fluff on it from other things in the bag.
 
2020-11-28 10:35:40 PM  

Mikey1969: TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: TwowheelinTim: Miss5280: Neither. They're stored in the cabinet where I keep first aid and medical type stuff like vitamins, hand sanitizer, heating pads,, and things.

Are they disposable

Both. I have cloth masks and filters for them and disposable masks.

How do you wash your cloth masks? Do you wash the filters too or are they disposable?

The masks my daughter made for me have a pocket for a filter but I don't use them.

Mason jar. Put the masks in, add a small amount of both dish soap and bleach. Put the lid on, and shake the fark out of it. Rinse the same way a few times until no suds or bleach are left in the masks. Hang to dry. No shrinking, no fraying.


Yup. That's the drill.
 
2020-11-28 10:37:34 PM  

bughunter: Yes.  Clean masks go in the top drawer with clean underwear, clean socks, belts, spare shoelaces, clean dildos, and clean bandanas, along with new, unopened bars of Ivory soap to make everything smell clean.  And spare batteries.

Used but still useful masks go on top of the dresser.

Everything else used goes on the floor until wash day.

/you gotta problem wit dat?


Presumably the batteries are for the dildo.
 
2020-11-29 12:02:24 AM  
I rotate cloth masks in my purse, come home and the current one is popped in my delicates bag and a new one is popped into my purse. I have a quart ziplock with half a dozen disposables in the glovebox. Those are for my husband who always forgets to take his cloth one unless I go with him someplace. I'm seriously thinking of putting a couple of cup hooks in the door at his eye level for the cloth ones to jog his memory.
 
2020-11-29 2:14:18 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: I'm seriously thinking of putting a couple of cup hooks in the door at his eye level for the cloth ones to jog his memory.


That's exactly why I hang them next to my helmet. The helmet and face masks hang at eye level. I can't miss them. I'm much less likely to forget to take one with me as I head out the door.
 
2020-11-29 2:56:49 AM  

Spice Must Flow: ViolentEastCoastCity: 2We had a lot of fun making it.  I had just gotten a Cricut machine, so I've been making all sorts of ridic stuff.

I was wondering about the lettering. The town I moved from in March had a Cricut at the library, which was available for public use. I do stencil airbrush tshirts, cut by hand, and lettering was always so time consuming to make precise. Something like the Cricut might help precision cutting, but setting up the design would still take time. But I often had to hand-draw my lettering, sometimes just to ensure I could cut it out by hand. Doing it twice, sort of.

Anyway, I was wondering how easy it is making designs for Cricut? Can you use Illustrator vector files, for instance? Or does it have it's own thingamajig?


It has to be an SVG file, but my husband builds stuff in Illustrator and either uploads directly or converts.  Making the design is very quick.  I think the Cricut would save you a lot of time.  And the possibilities are friggin' endless.

I'm at utrafark if you ever want to talk about it.  I absolutely adore my Cricut machine.
 
2020-11-29 4:58:33 PM  

TwowheelinTim: OK So Amuse Me: I'm seriously thinking of putting a couple of cup hooks in the door at his eye level for the cloth ones to jog his memory.

That's exactly why I hang them next to my helmet. The helmet and face masks hang at eye level. I can't miss them. I'm much less likely to forget to take one with me as I head out the door.


That's a really good idea
 
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