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Re: Lines are filthy
I knew a guy who had such dirty lines, even HBO wouldn't let him perform.
No really...just buy a lingerie bag, or right next to them Tide is selling laundry bags made of a more durable fabric in larger sizes. Or use the pillowcase. Coil the line up neatly, TIE the coil securely. Bag it & wash it in a front-loader on "warm" and "gentle" with an extra soak to get out all the soap. Air dry.
If they're still grungy, repeat with a little "oxygen bleach", not chlorine. Chlorine bleach won't kill them right away but it is best avoided entirely. (Mark, you never know what effect bleach will have unless you research the specific fibers. Bleach IS caustic, it eats far more than just cotton, better to err on the safe side.)
Occasional free water washing is good for lines, dirty or not, because salt crystals will form internally and the crystals are abrasive, they cut the fibers internally.