I USE MY CLOTHES DRYER every day. Just not in the way the manufacturer recommends...
And, I inspired at least three women to hang clotheslines in their basement...and they have already thanked me. Everything will last longer with my method -- your laundry AND your dryer!!
|Writing laundry blogs every Monday makes me feel like we are sharing THIS....|
Janet wrote to tell me she's waiting for me to write about laundry soaps, detergent, etc.
Surprisingly -- I don't have a strong opinion about the actual products. I believe everybody has made their choice for a reason. What works for me (Cheer) may not necessarily work for you...or maybe somebody is allergic, or you love the smell of Tide.
I have no way to test these products against one another...so anything I tell you is simply one woman's opinion. Although I have a strong opinion on just about everything -- I believe the manufacturers have spent millions to develop their products and your reasons for choosing one over another are personal and valid.
But, for today -- here's the take-away. Anna Moseley wrote about the use of vinegar in her blog -- and I agree with everything she said. I also like her whitening idea -- and intend to try that myself.
To soften clothes, and prevent lint from sticking to them, add 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.
To remove odors from clothes add 1 cup of vinegar to the load of laundry
To remove preexisting stains preteat with a mixture of 3 TBS white vinegar, 2 TBS liquid detergent and 4 cups of warm water. Rub the mixture into the stain, and then wash as normal.
Prevent Color Fading
To prevent color fading add 1 cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle.
Prevent Color Bleeding
To prevent new clothes from bleeding, soak it in a few cups of undiluted white vinegar for 10-15 minutes and then wash as normal.
To whiten dingy whites add 1 cup of white vinegar to 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, remove it from the heat and add your dingy white clothes to it. Soak them over night and then wash them as normal.
Re-shape Shrunken Clothes
To reshape, or resize shrunken wool clothes, soak shrunken clothes in a solution of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes resize the item of clothing and then let it air dry.
To kill bacteria in the laundry add 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle.
Here's a link to her blog: Ask Anna
This week, we'll be getting ready for winter.Ugh. I have never enjoyed my clotheslines more...which means I'll miss them more, too
|My days are full of children right now....|
|And I KNOW WHAT A BLESSING that is....|