1. The Laws of Laundry on Chol Hamoed, 3 Seifim: We do not do laundry on hol hamoed. The following may do laundry: someone who came from abroad, someone who left captivity or jail, one who was [formally] banned [by the community] and allowed [back into the community] by the elders during the holiday, one who swore not to do laundry and asked for the nullification of his vow during the holiday and received allowance. [We may also launder] hand rags, haircut rags, towels, and children's clothes. [The following may also launder:] a woman who found a stain [of menstruation] during the holiday and someone who only has one outfit. All of these can launder normally, even using carbonates or ahal (meaning types of soap) or in public at the river. Rem"a: However, they should only launder clothes that they need - one outfit (Mordechai and Hagahot Ashri chapter "Elu Megalchin"). However, infant's clothing, meaning those that we wrap them in in which they urinate and defecate, can be washed four or five at once, because many are needed at any given moment. Where it says above that it is permitted to launder in public, this is restricted to when one launders by the river because laundry is better by the river. However, when one does not launder by the river, he should launder in private and not in public. This seems right to me.
2. Any flax garment can be laundered. This is not our practice, and this is one of things that are permitted and others acted stringently where one is now not allowed to allow it for them.
3. We bring home things that are for the holiday from the artisan's place, like cushions, chairs, and saucers. However, objects that are not for the holiday like plows and wool from the painter should not be brought. If the artisan has nothing to eat, one should pay him and leave [the goods] there. If he does not trust [the artisan], he can leave them in an adjacent house. If he is scared they will be stolen, he can move them to a different yard. However, he should only bring them home covertly.