Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Relationship with Laundry

I HATE laundry. Well, the actual throwing in and out of the washer and dryer is fine. I really don't like folding for some reason (hence why the "sock basket" never seems to completely folded). I also really, really don't like sorting. My Mom sorted laundry and I remember having to sort the darks and lights as a kid, but now I just don't see the need. I tell myself it's a cost saving option (it's cheaper to wash in cold water than to heat up the hot water to wash), but really I just don't like doing it.

I received a free sample of the Shout Color Catcher Sheets awhile back, but hadn't used them yet (because colors generally don't run in cold water). I decided to give them a try though because I was curious. I threw in some of my husband's white T-shirts, a red shirt, a few black shirts, a pair of blue jeans, and a few other random items. I washed on Hot on the Heavy Soil option. When I pulled the laundry out, the white shirts were still white and the sheet had turned from white to grey. I still have one sample left, and I may buy a few to have on hand. That way, if I do occasionally throw a load in on hot, I won't turn my husband's white socks pink again.

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