|My little (or not so little)|
Now that little Avery is on board, it seems like our laundry load has increased quite a bit. This meant I was buying those green laundry detergent bottles more often than I would've like to. But it didn't really seem like I had a choice, until I found an amazing little ball online one day...a SmartKlean Laundry Ball. This is quite a revolutionary ball. All you do is throw it in your washer with each load best of all it gets your clothes clean without the use of chemicals, perfumes, or bleach, and it can be reused load after load for up to a year. Goodbye laundry detergent!
|My SmartKlean Laundry Ball.|
|"What did you say Mom? No detergent?|
Tell me more!"
How about the video footage of those poor little ducks and fish? Have you convinced too? You're not alone.
Didn't have time to watch the video? Here's some of the benefits of the Laundry Ball:
-can be used in cold water
-there's no need for an extra rinse cycle
-maintains the preservation of fibers and colors
-it's hypoallergenic with no chemical residues
-there's no chlorine or phosphates
-it eliminates mold, bacteria, and odors
-on top of that it can be reused for up to an entire year or 365 washes!
The SmartKlean Laundry Ball costs about $45 and for me, it already paid for itself after about 2 months or so of use. Score! Are you a number cruncher and need to see that the proof's in the pudding with this money savings? Check out this link. It shows that the average consumer spends $200-600 on laundry detergent a year, imagine not having to spend this much...love it! With the Laundry Ball you also cut down your laundry costs because you no longer need bleach, fabric softener, or dryer sheets. It just keeps getting better doesn't it! ( :
|"Well this makes laundry fun now!"|
Here's I make the laundry ball work with my laundry routine...
1. Drop it in the washer.
|It's "laundry time" at my house.|
|Drop it in the top.|
2. Run a load.
3. Take out the clothes, leave the Laundry Ball in.
4. Repeat! Easy peasy.
Some small notes:
- It says to separate your clothes by darks and lights
- Load about 3/4 the way full (so the ball can circulate around more), this is hard for me, I love to cram that thing full, but I'm working on it.
- Place the ball in the washer on top of your clothes
- Use only cold water
- Turn off the extra rinse at the end, you won't need it!
- Then just leave it in under the sun or beside a window for about an hour once a month to "regenerate the ceramic beads inside. (Kind of funny I know but it will make it last longer!)
- Have more questions? Click here.
Now it may feel weird at first when you use the ball because you will feel out of sync not putting anything in the machine, we've all done so for years, so it might be hard not to. Resist the urge to supplement the ball with some detergent...it's not needed. Keep the faith. It will work. And over time you'll forget what it's like to even use detergent, or buy it, or get that gross liquid on your hands.
So that's how I have said "goodbye" to laundry detergent and still managed to keep my clothes fresh, clean, and green. And for $45 you can too...give it a try!