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I’ve had 3 kids, and never have I seen one that gets dirty like the third one. Whether she’s covered in paint, mud, food, or some mystery substance, my youngest daughter is ALWAYS filthy. And she plays hard. So she’s usually pretty stinky too. And so are her clothes! Thankfully, 23 years of parenting has taught me a few things about getting those clothes clean. Here are my best tips for cleaner laundry.
You can buy a stain pre-treater to do this, or you can go with “home remedies”, which include items like baking soda, vinegar, peroxide, and my personal favorite – oil soap for wood floors. I use three different remedies. For any sort of sweat/body oil stain, I pre-treat with shampoo. Any kind will do. I buy the cheap stuff. For food stains, I pre-treat with dish soap. For everything else, I use the oil soap. Oil soap works especially well for stains I’ve missed and got “baked in” by the dryer.
Wash right away
The best way to get dirt out of your clothes is to wash immediately, even if you have to put it in the sink or a wash bin to soak. This is where products like the LG Twin Wash system available at Best Buy save the day. The LG Front Load laundry paired with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer makes it easy to throw a stinky leotard or soccer uniform in the pedestal washer without having to wash an entire load of laundry. The pedestal washer is also a great solution for when the kids bring you a dirty school uniform 10 minutes before bedtime. You can throw it in and have it ready for the next morning without searching the house for enough dirty clothes to make a full load.
Wash like colors together
A long time ago, I had two girls in dance class. After a few washes, their pale pink tights would turn purple. It was very annoying and they looked terrible. I was using color safe bleach, washing them with other tights on the delicate setting, and in cold water. I couldn’t figure it out. Another dance mom gave me one of the best tips for cleaner laundry; pink needs to be washed with pink. I haven’t had this problem with any other color, but from that moment on, I’ve washed pink with pink. Thankfully I have 3 daughters, so I didn’t have to collect clothes for too long to have a full load of them. If you don’t, that pedestal washer comes in quite handy!
Use the right cycle
When it comes to tips for cleaner laundry, this is a big one. You can have the best detergent and stain removal techniques on Earth, but if you’re not using the right cycle, your laundry isn’t getting as clean as it can be. When you’re washing stinky sweaty gym socks or other super dirty items, use hot water. For items that aren’t very dirty, cold water will preserve colors better. Separate them accordingly. To save energy on smaller loads, use the setting for smaller loads. The LG front load washer has plenty of cycles and settings to save you energy while getting your clothes sparkling clean and smelling great.
Other things I love about the LG Twin Wash System available at Best Buy:
Comfortable height – if you’ve got a house full of people, laundry requires a lot of bending over! A front loading machine at the right height makes doing laundry much easier on your back.
Use them Simultaneously – There’s nothing worse than FINALLY getting that last load of wash in and then finding a dirty towel on the bathroom floor! The LG Front Load washer and SideKick Pedestal washer can be used at the same time, saving you the aggravation of having one rogue item in the hamper!
Energy Efficiency – Not only do these washers have mega capacity to tackle any size load, they are energy efficient while giving you the best cleaning performance. No wonder more households have chosen LG laundry over any other brand!
The design – not everyone has a dedicated laundry room in their home. The sleek design of the Twin Wash System looks great, even if you have a washer and dryer in your kitchen! Doing laundry with a good looking, efficient set of machines also goes a long way to make the task a little more enjoyable.
The price – From 1/11-4/25 receive up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home. These discounts even include the LG Styler ─ a steam clothing care system that can reduce wrinkles and odors in as little as 20 minutes!
I’d love to hear your favorite tips for cleaner laundry. Feel free to leave them in the comments!