I don’t know about you, but when I buy a piece of clothing I like it to stay looking like new for as long as possible. I do all the recommended tricks for keeping things in perfect shape. To name just a few: I spot clean as needed. I turn my jeans inside out before washing. And the big one, I don’t let my husband wash anything that I really like. 😉 But the most important thing that I have done is understanding laundry tags and their symbols.
One of life’s simple pleasures is a lovely scented linen spray. If you have never used one, you really should give it a try. It is a great way to refreshen your sheets midweek. It also makes a great spritz when ironing your laundry. I like to have different scents for different needs – one for everyday spritzing of my sheets, one for the rest of the house, one for ironing, and an eucalyptus scent for when I get sick. If you’re interested in learning how to make linen spray, then keep reading.
Don’t you just love it when you pull out clean linens and they still have that fresh from the dryer scent? I know I do. However, unless you launder your things each and every week, they lose that freshness. That’s why I love to use drawer sachets to maintain that smell. Of course, investing in that many sachets can become an expensive luxury. That is, unless you make them yourself! So, today I am sharing with you my method for how to DIY drawer sachets. It is quick and super easy. I have two different methods. Method one, I use for my linens. Method two I use to make custom scents for my intimate drawers.
How To Adjust Washing Machine Water Levels – One of my biggest frustrations of late has been my new front load washing machine. I recently bought a whole new set, shiny and pretty to look at, with all of its futuristic buttons that light up and make Close Encounters of the Third Kind music. I guess they have to add all that new fangled stuff to keep you from paying attention to the fact that you will no longer be getting clean laundry. Can I please have my 1990s machine back, now?
(Why Your Washing Machine Smells – Photo by Well-Designed Interiors)
Back when the front load washers were just first coming out on the market, I was so thrilled to be getting a new set. I had dreamed of the day when I no longer needed to make a trip to the laundry mat or to use the cleaners for my larger items. Then, the day came and I gladly handed over the cash for my two new beauties. Little did I know, at the time, that I was about to embark upon one of the most challenging household problems that I had yet to encounter – the dreaded front loader stink!