Faded Bluebird

Take The Load Off

January 8, 2016 2 Comments

Laundry Day. If you’re like me, you have to work yourself up to having enough enthusiasm to even THINK about doing it……much less actually doing it. So the last thing you need is to lift the lid and find your son’s laundry still in the washer from a couple of days ago.  Ahhhh, the smell of moldy clothes in the morning.


There was no way in (BLEEP) that was I going to put my expensive (BLEEPING) towels in that (BLEEPING) washer.  I bought those towels at Dillard’s years ago, they have a pedigree and an expensive label! They cost more than my car payment, MY HUSBAND DOESN’T KNOW HOW MUCH I PAID FOR THOSE TOWELS!  So, it’s time to get that awful smell out of his clothes and my washer. This was a simple fix, but I wasn’t happy that I was going to spend even more time in the Laundry Room.  It’s like this, I LOVE hot dogs, but I’m happier not knowing the process that goes into making my wiener. Why can’t laundry be like that?

Since I had to rewash his clothes too, I just did it all at once.  I used 1/4 c. of my homemade laundry soap and 1/2 c. of baking soda, 1/4 c. of salt to warm water.  Usually I use a Downy Ball to add Vinegar to my rinse cycle, but this required a little more, so when it started to fill for the rinse cycle, I added 1 cup of White Vinegar. Musky smell was gone from both his clothes and more importantly my washer!

Did you know that you should clean your washer at least twice a year?  Now for the Dramatic Pause……Why you ask, because after time a build up soap residue can occur, plus hard water leaves minerals behind, or you could have mold or mildew in there, and that’s just gross!

Next time, I think I’ll just take that moldy, wet mess pile of laundry and lay it on his bed.  Nah, knowing my kid, he’d just knock it onto the floor and move on with life.

Happy Cleaning!




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    January 9, 2016

    Great advice, i did not realise you had to clean your washer twice a year. Leason learned! Thanks Chris!

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      January 9, 2016

      Thank you for stopping by!

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