My 20 year old self would seriously be wondering who in the world I have become writing a blog post about laundry. However, I got such great feedback the last time I posted about this fabulous laundry detergent that I thought I'd share some other must-have laundry items.
And by the way- THANK YOU to those of you who comment, like, share, and engage with me in anyway. You will never know how grateful I am for that! Art Fashion Fun is 3 months old today, and I have loved getting to share this adventurous blog journey with you!
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In college, my fashionista friend Celie had a steamer and was always steaming her clothes to get wrinkles out. I honestly never thought to get one of my own until I worked at a boutique a couple of years ago. When new merchandise came in, I would steam the clothes before we hung them on the racks. I was AMAZED at how well and fast a steamer worked.
I have never loved ironing, and I have never been good at it. I seem to put more wrinkles into the fabric than I get out. However, a steamer makes getting out wrinkles so easy! I usually wait until I have a few pieces that need to be steamed, hang them on the closet rack pictured above, and steam them one by one. Parker got me this one for Christmas a couple years ago (after I ranted and raved about the one we had at the boutique), and I love it!
I went on and on about this stuff in my Three Things Thursday post a while back. So many people agreed that it is worth the high price. I got my first bottle for my birthday in April of 2016, and it lasted me all the way until this past April. It truly lasted me an entire year because you only have to throw a capful of it in the washing machine, along with a pod.
Another reason I am so thankful for comments- y'all teach me the best info! Leder commented on my last post about Glamorous Wash, and she said that somebody gave her a tip about this detergent. Someone told her to use an unscented pod, like All, along with a capful of Glamorous Diva, and then the amazing smell is even stronger than it is with the scented Tide pods! Thank you so much Leder! I have been using this tip, and it has been working wonderfully. And thank you mama for sending me a new bottle! It was the best surprise!
If you don't want to invest in the Glamorous Wash, this would be the next best option (that is much less expensive). Throw your Tide or All pod in the laundry, pour in some of these Downy Unstopables, and your laundry will smell so fresh! When I ran out of Glamorous Wash, I started using this, and it was nice to change things up for a little while.
As I stated above, I am not much of an ironer. I will pull my iron out as a last resort, but I don't ever like it. However, my mom is good at ironing and she swears by Rowenta steam irons. We got ours as a wedding gift, and it was a limited edition model, but I have linked one that looks similar.
These things are the newest things to me on today's post. However, I have already learned that they are magical. Parker's mom has always been known to get any type of stain out. She showed me her secret, and I'm here to introduce it to you. She sent me a surprise package about a month ago including 4 different bottles. One is for grass, dirt, & makeup stains. One is for coffee, tea, wine, and juice stains. One is for fat and cooking oil stains. And the last one she sent is for chocolate, ketchup, and mustard stains. There are tons of other options, as well.
Some are kind of a sandy texture and have to be mixed with water. Others are in the form of a liquid. You just follow the directions on the back to get stains out. You can get them at Walmart for $2.28 a bottle. I literally dropped my entire steak in my lap on the 4th of July, and I immediately took off my white pajama pants and applied the Stain Devil for chocolate, ketchup, and mustard stains. I let the magic stuff soak in overnight, and then I washed my pj pants the next morning, and I will let you check out the results below!
Throw one of these in with your laundry when you have something new that might bleed, and it will catch the new colors, so that your other items do not!
I'm pretty sure everyone knows about these because they have been around forever. However, if you don't, do yourself a favor and go pick one up. I keep one in my purse at all times, and it has saved me from completely ruining my clothes on many occasions.
Do you have any other laundry tips I need to know about? This is such an adult topic, but who's not trying to have clean, wrinkle-free, fresh-smelling laundry?! Thanks so much for reading!