Thursday April 24, 2014
Laundry detergent manufacturers are taking steps to prevent children from seeing their single-dose laundry packs as something tasty to eat or as a fun plaything. New packaging has tighter-fitting, harder to open lids and the containers are no longer see-through.
Now, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) wants you to take the KEY Pledge to do your part to keep your children safe in the laundry room.
Keep single-load liquid laundry packets and containers out of sight and reach of children
Educate your family and friends about the safe use and storage of this laundry product
You serve a key role in laundry safety
When you sign up to take the pledge, you'll also be entered in a sweepstakes to win a $2,500 gift card. (Photo by MML)
Wednesday April 23, 2014
The latest Tide product on the laundry shelves is Tide OXI Stain Remover. One of the best things about this Tide is that it isn't just for the laundry room. It can be used all around the house - and outside - to remove tough stains. You can use it one almost all washable fabrics but it is also great for cleaning everything from stained grout and concrete floors to laminate counters and plastic outdoor furniture.
Take a look at About Laundry's product review and see if Tide OXI belongs in your laundry room and beyond! (Photo by MML)
Tuesday April 22, 2014
Today is Earth Day and the perfect time to review your laundry routines to find ways to be more environmentally friendly and save money. Some investments like purchasing a high-efficiency washer that uses less water may take some years to recoup your financial investment but their impact on the environment is immediate.
Other immediate results can come from line drying clothes rather than using a clothes dryer. Or, recycling laundry equipment to keep it out of landfills. Or, selecting a wardrobe that will reduce your laundry loads.
Take a look at all the ways you can green your laundry this Earth Day and every day. (Photo: NASA/Getty Images News)
Monday April 21, 2014
Every week I get questions from readers about how to handle laundry stains and problems. I'm sure that many of us have experienced the same problems and asked the same questions. So, I'm sharing a Laundry Q and A every Monday, the traditional laundry day. Hope you find it helpful!
Q: I have been using Wisk for years but now have a new high-efficiency washer. Is there really a difference in regular Wisk and Wisk he?
A: The key difference in original vs HE is the foaming action. HE formulas contain anti-foaming ingredients because...Read more
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