Monday, October 19, 2009

Mystery Monday:Teri's Laundry Tip

Okay, first off, I DO NOT claim to be a stellar homemaker. I am a disorganized mess most of the time. I do have one little laundry helper that I LOVE! I sometimes don’t sort the laundry quite as good as I should, and even when I do sometimes something sneaks in where it shouldn’t. I also have a preteen who does her own laundry, enough said. Needless to say, I have had pink underwear and pale blue socks that used to be white from time to time. I found something that has pretty much completely eliminated that problem. It’s called Shout Color Catchers, and it’s made by the same people that make Shout Stain Remover.

This product has been a life saver for me! It does add a little cost to my laundry, but not a giant amount. In every box there is a coupon for $1 off 2 boxes. If I use the coupon and buy 2 boxes at a time, it costs me about 18 cents a load. I have rarely found this on sale, but it’s worth the added pennies per load to me. If I am washing a load that has new clothes (especially jeans) in it, sometimes I will throw in two. They go right in the dryer with your load of clothes, so you don’t have to worry about fishing it out before you dry your clothes. Here is what they look like when they come out of the dryer after catching all the loose dye, one is from a red load and one from a dark load.

So, here’s the mystery part of Mystery Monday:

What are some of your best laundry tips?


Anna said...

oxi clean! i use it periodically to soak my whites in. it helps keep them sparkling and take the grunge out.

Alli grins said...

Agreed! I've been using these Color Catcher sheets for years and they are wonderful! I always use them for new clothes. I've actually been making my own laundry detergent for a while, which saves a lot of money. Fun blog, you two:-)