I often joke about wishing for a visit from the laundry fairy. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were such a thing? Imagine a magical fairy coming into your home and washing, drying and putting away all of your clothes! Of course one could argue that a housekeeper could accomplish the same tasks, but that isn’t very fun to day dream about, is it?
Laundry is one of the simplest tasks to do around the house, yet it is one of the least popular of household chores – ranking right up there with cleaning the bathroom! I think the only member of the family who likes laundry day is Gizmo…because she gets to roll around on the freshly washed comforter and get it nice and furry!
As much as I dislike doing the laundry, the Fall season is slowly creeping in here in Miami, which means that the temperatures are dropping below 90 and I can pull my jeans and sweaters out of their storage bins!
Yes, that is basically the extent of my fall and winter wear – I might wear a hoodie or two in January, but for now, a long sleeve shirt and jeans will do!
As our fall and winter clothing stay in storage for the majority of the year, they always need a fresh laundering when it’s time to pull them out for the cooler season. My favorite part (well, the only part) of doing the laundry is how great everything smells once it’s done! With the help of P&G Fabric Care products, I go into the fall season with fresh-smelling, soft clothes and linens too!
We start with Tide®, of course!
Tide® has been our go-to laundry detergent for years, and I love that I can always find a coupon in the P&G Brand Saver insert in the paper to help me save money. Tide’s Acti-Lift formula, found in Tide Original, is designed with ingredients to help provide deep cleaning of fibers, break-up dry stains, and provide a whiteness boost. Did you know that Tide products are specially formulated to remove soil and stains from fabrics? I think that’s why we began using Tide all those years ago – it was the best bet for getting all of the stains out of Angeline’s clothing when she was little! The special enzymes ensure a deep clean by binding to protein-based stains and then trapping and removing them – so clothes come out just as clean as they were before the kids spilled their chocolate milk down the front of their shirt…
I also like to use a fabric softener, like Ultra Downy April Fresh to keep our clothes nice and soft. This is especially important to me when I am washing our towels and linens. No one wants to wrap a scratchy towel around themselves after getting out of the shower!
Ultra Downy makes all your fabrics silky soft – and they smell good too! Ultra Downy April Fresh liquid fabric softener provides an entire week of motion – activated freshness with just one wash and because it’s formulated with SilkTouch™, it helps fight against static cling and guess what else? It helps reduce wrinkles!
Because if there’s one thing I dislike more than doing the laundry, it’s ironing it!
When I do the laundry with Downy, the cats are very happy.
Bounce has been around forever – way back when our parents (or grandparents, depending on how old you are!) were wearing bell bottoms, Bounce dry sheets have been used by families across the country.
In one small sheet, Bounce provides four amazing benefits: softening, freshening, static control, and they even help repel lint and hair from clothes. With four cats and three dogs in the house, you can imagine why we love dryer sheets so much – it’s one of the easiest ways for us to keep our clothes fur-free!
Do you want to try some of these products to make your own laundry day a little more enjoyable?
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