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Do you have a good plan of attack when it comes to laundry? How about your delicate clothing items? In this post, Mom and I will share some helpful tips on taking care of your delicate clothing, as well as everyday clothing! 😉
Mom taught me everything I know about laundry, and I’m so glad she did! She taught me little tricks (and big ones) to make my clothes last, feel soft, and look bright! She taught me the importance of separating your clothes – whites, darks, and delicates. Both of us use cold water for almost all of our laundry – she uses cold water for all of it, while I will use the warm/cold setting for my sheets and towels. Mom and I both used Delicare for our delicate clothing items – under garments, nylons, shirts, dresses, etc. Not only would it clean them, but there was fabric softener in it as well. It was great for hand wash only items, too! Mom hasn’t been able to find Delicare for a long time, now. I soon discovered after we got married, that Ron is allergic to fabric softeners, and that Trey may be, as well. I used them for my clothes, but soon stopped, because any residue left in the washing machine would get onto his clothes, and he would start to itch. He was using Tide Free and Gentle laundry detergent(oops! I forgot to bring mine over for the photo shoot!), so that’s what I stuck with, and haven’t looked back!
Mom started using Woolite Gentle Cycle for delicates and whites, and Woolite Darks, for, well, darks. 😉
My dad is also alergic to fabric softner, and different detergents, so he uses Seventh Generation Free and Clear for his sensitive skin.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what we use washing our clothes, it’s onto THE DELICATES!
I haven’t owned one in several years(I don’t know why not), but I finally bought a mesh bag to wash my delicates, undergarments, etc. in.
What a life saver! No more hand washing nylons, or lacy undergarments; just throw them in this bag, and wash them with your cold water delicates! Yes, you’ll still need to air dry them, but I can deal with that. 😉
One of my favorite new things, is Dryel. My mom introduced me to this product.
This is perfect for sweaters, shirts, dresses, jeans (cottons, wools, and linens). Instead of hand washing, or dry cleaning, use Dryel. You can put up to five items of clothing in the bag, and put one cleaning cloth in it. Set your dryer at Medium heat, and set the timer for 15 minutes to refresh, 30 minutes for deep clean. No shrinking or fading! Once your clothes are done in the dryer, hang them up immediately to prevent wrinkles! 😉
I finally purchased the Starter Kit, which came with the Fabric Protection Bag, Booster Spray, and four Ultra Cleaning Cloths. I also purchased the Dryel Refil box, which comes with a Booster Spray and eight Ultra Cleaning Cloths. Both my starter kit and refill boxes are newer than my mom’s, and therefore, look a little different than what’s in the picture. I purchased mine from Woodman’s, as did she.
Here is a close up of one of Mom’s sweaters that she only washes with Dryel. She’s had it for years, and it still looks brand new! We love using these products, and how well they take of our clothes!
Check out your local grocery store for all of these great products!
How about you? What are your favorite products that you use to clean your clothes? We’d love to here about them!
Tamara and Debby