Monday, 15 August 2022

Washday smiles

Too hot to walk means I have time to do indoor things. Yesterday I did a load of washing and made a video about it. I have a gigantic box of Ariel. I bought it a long long time ago. When I do a wash I put in two dessertspoons of the powder in the drawer, that's all. I wash everything at 30 degrees on a 30 minute cycle. A way to save money on my laundry. 
Here you go. Me in my kitchen.
 
Now I have to take Billy dog out. It's a bit overcast today so not so hot. 
Thanks for popping in. We will catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona

11 comments:

  1. I don't think 30 degrees would get all the stains out of my clothes?

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  2. Fab! That looks like it will last ages. I don't wash everything at 30 as I have a six year old who wears white school shirts but what I do is mix powder with soda crystals half and half as soda crystals are brilliant for getting stains out of things and a bag of them is only £1. It makes my washing powder last much longer. I used to get the vanish stain bars which look like a white soap bar but I have discovered that they don't do anything that a bar of ordinary cheap soap can't do as far as stains are concerned. Cheers, Karen

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  3. I don't use wash powder as my laundry came out of the machine 'gritty' (my machine works well) but I do use the pods, however, I only have to do a washing cycle every 2-3 weeks as I make sure that I have a full load in the machine. I certainly don't iron anymore - what a waste of time.

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    1. I have never tried pods. I might when I have used up all the powder.

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  4. So glad to hear Miss Mayze is on the bend. If she is eating well that is an excellent sign that she is. I wash once a week, cold water, one gel tab. After it spins I just hang everything inside, up on a rod the builder installed over the washer and dryer. Here in Texas the clothes are bone dry by evening. Been way too hot to walk and at 81 I cannot tolerate the heat outdoors like I did when I was younger.

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    1. The water in my washing machine only gets to luke warm as it passes through the system into the drum. I have heard other people say they use cold water.

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  5. I’ve just brought a spin dryer so I can do far more hand washing in the coming winters months won’t have such a bulk of wet damp washing hanging around or draped on rads so just do a few bits at a time

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  6. I loved your video on clothes washing. In fact, I love all your videos.

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  7. Glad Maze is doing better!! I wash everything in cold water as well. Hang the clothes on line in the summer provided it's not raining....I use a portable large folding rack.Everything gets a hanger. (Have had to do a fast removal by bringing it all in when rain has come unexpected) Other wise I try to use dryer only in the in the winter. Doing this does help save a little bit of money and usage during the summer. Love your tips! Sue G Long Island, NY

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