If you are anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time here…the infamous laundry room. Hey, I don’t like it either. Let’s say, me and my laundry room have a love/hate relationship. I love those warm, good smelling towels right after they come out of the dryer, but hate the stinky clothes my boy throws in the basket that may sit there for a day or two.
I have found I few products that I love and dislike as well as some things that have helped make my life a little easier for my family of 7 when it comes to cleaning everyone’s clothes.
Here we go…
I really like the new Tide POD products, ya know, those one use packs that you just throw in the machine and switch it on. Per use, they are just as much as the liquid or granules. I like that I don’t have to measure, which makes it simpler and less time-consuming. My older girls are assigned laundry as their chore often and I don’t have to worry if they “get it right” or not. I have seen some commercials of other brands have their version of the POD, like “ALL”. I have not used those yet, but I am sure they work great too. I am not a one brand gal. I shop around. I think Tide just came out with it first, but you can believe I will be trying those other brands too next time I run out! I love this stuff!
I am all for good, clean smelling clothes so I do fabric softener’s and fabric sheets when doing laundry. I thought I would give the new Bounce Bar a try instead of the fabric sheets. It said on the package it is suppose to last 4 months, but within 3-4 dryer cycles mine fell off and looked about 1/2 way used up. I could not get it to go back on, so it just sits on top of my dryer machine as a reminder not to buy that product ever again. And, I did not mention that you have to purchase the bounce bar and the bounce bar holder to make this product work, so you end up spending a lot of money for something useless because the heat of the dryer cannot make the glue on the holder stick to the bar. Who came up with this ridiculous idea? I am sticking to my $2.00 fabric softener sheets.
One more word of advice:
GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED!!
Kids as young as two years of age can help with laundry! Get them folding those wash clothes, momma’s. Make it a game, make it fun! Start training them early and you wont regret it. Not only are you training them to help the family around the house, you are training them to be mothers and fathers someday, you are training them to be responsible and to care for something larger than themselves. Once they master wash clothes, give them towels, then socks, then shorts, then pants…you get the picture!
I would love to hear your creative laundry solutions!