January 08, 2019
Laundry is the topic of the day.
Let's first tackle washing down pillows and comforters.
It's recommended the clean down pillows in the washer every 3 - 6 months to remove icky bacteria and nasty odors. Launder comforters as needed, up to 2 times a year - this is because each washing strips the feathers of their natural oils, which will cause them to lose their loft.
Dry both items on the lowest heat settings and add clean tennis balls or wool dryer balls (see hint #2) to help evenly redistribute the feathers.
Between washings air out your down items, preferably outdoors on a clothesline to help keep them smelling fresh.
Spot-treat small stains with a mild dishwashing liquid and water.
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Hint 1: Use Less Laundry Detergent
Okay guys, this won't save you a ton of time, but it will save you some money.
Most people use way too much laundry detergent while doing laundry. While making your own detergent will save you, the easiest way to save is to use less.
You know how much the manufacturer recommends you to use? Use LESS than that - use half of what they recommend.
Your clothes will be just as clean as using what the bottle recommends - trust me!
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Hint 2: Cut drying time and saving money
Did you know that the dryer sheets you use in your laundry cost about 8 cents a load? Furthermore they are harmful to the environment not to mention all the chemicals they are loaded with.
Wool dryer balls are a pure, natural alternative to those fabric softeners and those flammable, chemical-drenched dryer sheets. They work just like them in reducing static, wrinkles and softening your clothes all the while cutting your drying time up to 25%.
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