Friday April 18, 2014
While many people swim year round, summer is coming when every pool is crowded with folks trying to escape the heat. The one thing you can't escape in almost every swimming pool is chlorine and the havoc it can do to your swimwear. Chlorine causes colors to fade, whites to yellow and elastic fibers to sag...and no one wants that.
Just in time for swim season comes a review of Summer Solutions Swimwear Rinse. The product is designed to deactivate and neutralize chlorine residue on fabric to prevent or slow damage. Take a look at what we found and see if Summer Solutions should be added to your swimwear care routine. (Photo by MML)
Thursday April 17, 2014
The CVS Drugstore chain, like many other mass retailers, offers an assortment of store brand laundry products. Under the Total Home brand you can find laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain removers and clothing care items at prices significantly lower than highly promoted name brands like Tide, Wisk, Gain and Purex. But, are they a good value?
About Laundry took a look at several products and found that some worked just as well or better than brand names; while some fell short. Take a look at the product reviews and learn what we found. You may be surprised! (Photo by MML)
Wednesday April 16, 2014
Springtime brings pollen and that brings more suffering for many people from allergies. While there are ways to help control indoor allergens by handling laundry correctly, Febreze is offering a new product that offers even more help: Febreze Allergen Reducer Fabric Spray and Febreze Allergen Reducer Air Effects.
Using a cornstarch-based molecule to surround and help trap irritating allergens, the spray helps keep the allergens down and away from your eyes and nose until you can wash the allergens down the drain (or let your dry cleaner flush them out). Take a look at our product review and see if Febreze Allergen Reducer should find a place in your home. (Photo by MML)
Tuesday April 15, 2014
Dyeing Easter Eggs is one of the great springtime traditions...and one of the messiest. Somehow that dye manages to seep or leap onto shirts and dresses and tablecloths. But with just a little quick action, you can remove all the traces. And, to take care of all the other Easter stains like grassy knees from the egg hunt or yellow pollen stains from the Easter lily and the chocolate bunny dribbles, just follow these tips. (Photo: Photodisc for Getty Images)