Thursday, May 29, 2008

Laundry - April 2008 topic


You might think it would be hard for a few people to talk about laundry for over 2 hours but it really isn't. It's such a continual chore, think how much time you actually spend DOING it!

So here's the review of the coolest parts.

Worried your neighbors know your 'dirtiest' secrets? They will if you hang your laundry on a clothesline. Here in Florida we have abundant sunshine and some of the strongest right to dry legislation in the nation. If you're laundry line curious visit Project Laundry List for all the dirt.

Soapnuts - What the heck are they?
Here are some websites that either sell them or provide good descriptions.
http://soapnuts.wordpress.com
www.maggiespureland.com
www.zamuta.com
http://www.laundrytree.com

I haven't tried them yet, I'll post back when I get some. I need to let the detergent box get lower first. Also, I was going to see if I could sprout some. I've got a bunch of other tropical fruits in the yard so it's at least worth a try.

And a book I enjoyed on the topic was Field Guide to Stains by Virginia M. Friedman, Melissa Wagner & Nancy Armstrong. According to them baby food stains are "frequently found on clothing that surrounds the neck, arms or chest of the supervising adult. The splatter can range as far away as your back, pants, or socks, depending upon the projectile speed and direction in which the baby flings the food. The baby will most likely be covered in the stuff - the bib, intended to catch most of the food, often ends up being cast aside by the child early in the process, making it one of the cleaner garments. In these cases, baby's dress, shirt, or jumper collects most of the mess." While the descriptions are lighthearted the advice is solid and I'm sure I'll get good use out of it.

1 comment:

sarafoop said...

I tried the soap nuts. They smelled nice but didn't really do anything for my laundry.

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