all free Detergent Can Help!
I think I can say with good authority that I am not the only one that wishes that there was a laundry fairy. In fact, I have wished upon the brightest star that she would pay me a visit and help me with the never-ending mountains of laundry and help me find the ever alluding socks that seem to go missing or do not want to stay paired.
Alas, I may have wished in vain but, needless to say in my
sorrow journey of tackling laundry every week, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks that may be useful to you guys. These hacks are fairly simple and straightforward. You can do them yourself and by the end of it, you’ll be saying laundry fairy, who?
Who am I kidding? She can still come over and fold, right? Right? Okay, I give up on that wish but, these tips won’t fail you!
1. Put Some Bread On It.
Sometimes I can get a bit smoochy with my husband or kids and as fabulous as my ruby-red lip shade is, it isn’t pretty on clothes. Well, go get a slice of bread, cut the crust off and make the soft center into a ball. Just dab onto the stain until you’ve removed as much as you can. The rest will come off in the wash and when you use all free clear for sensitive skin!
2. Get the Kids Involved.
Genius. Why haven’t you thought about it before? If you did, well, you’re ahead of the game. Forget the fairy, you have little helpers already. Of course, everything comes with age. Wee ones can help by gathering their clothes or placing them in their hampers. Older wee ones can help you sort and then after they can help you with socks and putting away their laundry. Older kids can organize, sort and bring their laundry to the laundry room.
My daughter is 11 and she sorts, washes and folds her own clothes. No matter what age, you can make it into a learning experience. Whether it’s color recognition, folding or learning how to use the washer and dryer and skills that they’ll take with them into adulthood.
3. Life-Changing Shirt Folding.
My husband is a t-shirt fiend. He has hundreds upon hundreds. Which means, the closet and drawers are filled with shirts. He discovered this is the best way to fold his shirts since it makes it easier to see the design of shirt. That way it won’t get lost underneath another and you have plenty of room for a lot more in a drawer.
We used to fold our shirts the way they do in department stores and then place them stacked on top of each other. Now, we do it the same way and fold one more time in half and BOOM. You get this!
4. Protect Your Family’s Skin.
Nothing will make your life easier than finding the detergent that works the best for you. Especially if you have family members that have very sensitive skin. all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. It’s 100% hypoallergenic, tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family.
all free clear detergent (liquid and mighty pacs), fabric softener and dryer sheets have received the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. Why? Simply because they avoid certain chemicals, dyes, perfumes and residues that are known to be unsuitable for use by persons with eczema or a sensitive skin condition.
5. Pick Your Outfits for The Week.
This is one of my most time-saving hacks. We usually do our laundry on Sunday. It allows for fresh clothes for the week and our Sundays tend to be slow. Each Sunday, we pick out Michaela’s clothes for the week. That’s entire outfits and we hang them together on a hanger. 5 outfits for each day of school. We leave out the outfit for the next day so when she wakes, she knows to put it on.
Gabby picks out her own outfits for the week and hangs them in her closet and chooses day-to-day what she wants to wear. Depending on her mood or the weather, she just grabs and goes. It makes the mornings smoother and saves time.
Try it, you’ll thank me! I know that you may think it’s more work but, you’re already putting it away and once you take the extra time to do it, it’ll save you more time during the week. Trust me!
Conquer the World!
Now that you have a few extra hacks under your belt, you’re ready to conquer the world! Yes, at least that’s how I feel when I’ve finished my laundry (with no stains), the kids have their week’s outfits and we are set for the week! Not to mention, I know that their sensitive skin is protected by using all free clear detergent.
Do you have laundry or life hacks to share?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deers!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.