Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Green Laundry Tip for those musty clothes you left in the washer too long!

Lately I have been having a battle with my laundry. I don’t want to do it. I can find almost any excuse to not do laundry. In fact, one day this past weekend I forgot to take the clothes out of the washer for an entire day. (Okay I didn’t forget; I just didn’t feel like taking them out and sorting through them. The daunting task of separating the clothes to be air dried and those to be put into the dryer.)
The next morning I went downstairs to switch out my laundry. I opened the washer and looked in at the damp clothes. Then I remembered a statistic my friend told me about the amount of gross things that get onto damp clothes left in the washer. Gross.

Don’t worry! You can add a few cups of white distilled vinegar to your wash and do a cycle on hot. Then do another cycle with detergent. Your damp clothes will be germ-free in no time!

Have you discovered any other tips and tricks for those musty damp clothes or diapers that got forgotten about?

Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.


dry cleaning Monroe County said...

There are times that we tend to leave our clothes in the washer for too long. This tip that you shared in order to get rid of the nasty odor without using a commercial fabric softener is very useful. It is an effective way of promoting a "green" laundry method. Thanks for sharing.

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