After winter you may want to wash your down duvets and pillows.
When you put them in the drier, add a takkie, preferably very clean.
This will cause something of a racket but it will fluff out the down beautifully.
When you bring home new panty hose, take protection to keep them from getting ladders.
Wash them and let them dry.
Soak for three hours in a solution of one and a half litres water and two cups salt.
 
Salt is effective too, to soften your new denim jeans which can be rather stiff at first.
Put your jeans in the washing machine with half a cup of salt.
This will soften them up.