This is not news, but we’ve had our first big snowfall. Also not news: Many of us were caught a little bit underprepared. I know I was. Thankfully my husband took the time to put our winter tires on a few weeks ago, but I still have planters that need to be dumped in the compost and cleaned out before putting them away in the shed to hibernate. I am sure they’re frozen solid by now.
When considering making a shift in the cleaning products you use in your home, one place to start is the laundry room. Laundry feels like a chore that is never ending (probably because it really doesn’t end) and between clothing, towels, and bed linens, the soaps and products we use really matter; we are constantly in contact with these items. When we look at the ingredient lists, or think about the waste some of these products are causing, there is motivation to make the change.
Laundry Tips! Cloth diaper launderer, King or Queen - adopt these tips for a truly great clean!
1) Don’t use more detergent than recommended:
This can cause residues and build-up. Especially with modern machines that often do not provide adequate water amounts for cloth diapering, be sure to use the recommended amounts. Excess soap can also cause a buildup in your washing machine which can attract bacteria and mold inside the drum of your washer. Consider adding an extra rinse cycle to your laundry or putting your items in while wet to trigger more water amounts based on the weight of your laundry load.