Frugal Foodie Mama: Summer Blog Challenge, Day 28- Laundry Day

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge, Day 28- Laundry Day

Laundry is my favorite household chore. Other than the smell of a clean baby or my baby's breath, the smell of clean laundry is one of my favorite scents. Some call me crazy.  Some people get it.  But I would rather do laundry all day than anything other household chore.  Well, except whites.  I really dislike folding whites.  Too many socks to match and too many of my husband's white t-shirts to fold.

I don't have a "laundry day" per say.  I just do a load as a full one accumulates.  I sort my loads this way- lights (just our clothes), darks (just our clothes), baby girl's clothes & things, towels (kicthen & bath), and whites (anything that needs bleached).

Most of the laundry is washed in Tide and dried with Downy Lavendar & Vanilla dryer sheets.  I have been using this combo for YEARS, and am reluctant to try anything else.  Baby girl's clothes, blankets, burp cloths, etc are all washed in Dreft.  I absolutely love the smell of Dreft.  I used it with my son's baby clothes so many years ago, and smelling it now still evokes memories of his sweet babyness to this day. <3

But THIS is my secret laundry weapon...

At my wit's end with how many adorable baby outfits were being stained and ruined by my baby girl's pooplosions, I turned to my Twitter and this was recommended to me.  And it works!  Any mama who has breastfed knows, boobie milk poop stains are THE WORST. But I just pour a little of this in the sink with warm water, throw in the soiled onesie, and wring it out at the end of day letting it dry as much as possible, and then throw it in with her other clothes when I have enough for a load.  I have had not a single stain on any of her clothes since starting to use this.  

My only wish is that I had a clothesline to at least dry some of our wet laundry on.  I may have to put that on my husband's honey-do list now that my raised garden bed is well under way. ;)