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With a husband in the construction industry, a 4-year-old who likes to do crafty projects, a baby who spits up frequently, and four crazy cats who occasionally deposit bodily fluids here and there, I do a lot of laundry.
As in, every single day.
2 to 4 loads most days.
The Lord rested on the seventh day, but my washing machine’s work is never done.
My fancy new washer has a liquid detergent dispenser that’s supposed to streamline the laundry process. You fill it up, and it squirts exactly the right amount of stuff into the water as each wash cycle begins.Â We typically use a powdered detergent, so I have not been able to use this feature before, to my chagrin.
A week or so ago, I received a bottle of Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Gel Laundry Detergent (that’s good for both regular and high efficiency washers). Almost immediately, I filled my detergent dispenser and washed some bedspreads.
The bedspreads came out clean. They hadn’t been all that dirty to begin with, so clean wasn’t a surprise. I was surprised by the strong scent the detergent leaves in the fabric.
On the other hand, our linen closet smells really nice, and I know the blankets will still smell nice when I finally get around to putting them on the bed
in a month or so later.
I haven’t used a scented detergent in years, so I’m not sure how the Power Gel compares to other scented detergents. I think the scent is strong, but Joe never noticed it at all.
The next load I washed was Joe’s work clothes. They are seriously muddy, sweaty, and stinky when he gets home, and I typically add a scoop of OxiClean to the washer with them. It was nice to have that already added in the Power Gel; cutting a step saves me some hassle. In the end, the Power Gel on the Heavy Duty cycle got everything out, and the work clothes smelled nice for a brief, shining moment.
Next up was a mixed load of the girls’ stuff and my own. Typically, our clothes are loaded with random stains from spit up to ranch dressing and ketchup to PlayDoh to marker and glue.
I have never gotten into the habit of pre-treating stains; I generally toss them into the washing machine and hope for the best. I washed our clothes on the Kidswear cycle of my washer, and all the fresh gunk came out. The old stains didn’t come out, but at least no new ones showed up.
The last load of laundry I tried that day was soaked with cat pee. I normally add OxiClean to the washer when there is cat pee involved, but I didn’t have to do that. This load came out clean and smelling nice, too.
I haven’t been able to find anything that the Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Gel Laundry Detergent couldn’t tackle, so it may get a permanent spot in our laundry room.
I have no laundry skills to speak of, so please share your best laundry tip in the comments.
This is a sponsored post for Church & Dwight Co., Inc, the maker of Arm & Hammer branded products. Church & Dwight Co., Inc is compensating me to try different products. All opinions are my own.
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