20 May 2010

Laundry....

Okay.....so I'm lookin' to have the best smelling laundry around.....

care to share your great smellin' laundry secrets with me?

~Andrea

Photo from here.

36 comments:

  1. well, i have a don't...don't set up your washer and dryer in the damp basement of an 1840's farmhouse...i need a clothes line...LOL...

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  2. Andrea, love the pic! Laundry secrets?....hummmm. I guess mine would be that my husband does the laundry!

    Blessings, Susie

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  3. mmm... arm and hammer lavender dryer sheets. Smells great.... in fact the whole house will while your dryer is on

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  4. Well, your pic shows the best way...dry naturally outside. Lots of trouble I know. No clothing of mine, nothing, goes in the dryer. This is what disturbs the nap of the fabric, and this is why we need to iron, so the heat seals the fibers back together. I like the lavender dryer sheet idea, I'm going to try that myself. The best luxury in the whole wide world is to have perfectly starched & ironed bedding. I could not do without this. xx's to you darling girl, Marsha

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  5. Funny you should ask that...I've been on the same quest. Tried a bunch, even those "better for you no chemical ones." I happened to be at my girlfriends house on her laundry day and her whole room smelled heavenly- fresh. I said how did you do that. It's Arm and Hammer liquid, clean burst blue. I bought big bottle at store and its subtle but oh so fresh smelling.

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  6. I love me some super fresh smelling laundry, too, and just discovered a new way to get it: Tide Ultra plus Febreeze Sport in active fresh scent. It's specially formulated for the latest and greatest workout wear fabrics--which my dear hubby has more than enough of--but we love the scent of it so much that I've started using it for almost all of our laundry. Yes, it's that good! To finish things off in the dryer, I use good old Bounce Outdoor Fresh dryer sheets. But whether or not you use dryer sheets, the fresh goodness of this particular Tide still comes through!

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  7. The arm and hammer clean burst smells wonderful, but I am really looking to use stuff with no chemicals...so, I was thinking of checking out Sweetgrass Farms to see if they sell any laundry detergents.

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  8. I also use and love arm and hammer clean burst. Tropical is nice also, but clean burst is my favorite!

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  9. Oh I just want a clothesline...one just like yours..reminds me of my childhood. xoxox

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  10. Mrs. Meyer Lavender Laundry soap works for me.
    ~Molly

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  11. I am hanging out clothes on the line these days too- love it!! I make my own soap- the link is here-

    http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2009/03/whats-in-soap-heres-scoop.html

    I am making it pink these days using + oh darn, I don't have another bar but I got it at Big Lots- I like it better then than the Fels and it is much cheaper too- 89 Cents and a bigger bar!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  12. wish i could help, but i am interested in finding out what all your readers say. good luck. pretty picture though.

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  13. I recently did a post on homemade laundry detergent and fabric softener. It smells great and is so natural - no chemicals! I love it! http://aimee-weaver.blogspot.com/2010/05/lets-talk-laundry.html

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  14. Hey, who cares what it smells like when it looks that cute!!

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  15. Gain and downy together smell so so good. That's what I do now. My sis in laws clothes always smelled good and i asked her finally one day and that's what she said. Now I'm hooked.

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  16. pretty, pretty picture ~ I love that clothesline!!!

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  17. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........Happy Friday pretties !! hugs Ria.......Happy weekend !

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  18. Just the fresh air is the best scent there is, to me at least. By the way, I made some space in my closet, please please send those adorable lovelies over {the colors are awesome}
    Wishing you a great weekend. xo

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  19. Why yes I would love to share with you.....lavender fabric spray...dryer or air dry...give it all a good spray and it will smell like heaven!! Now....there are so more things I want from your shop(your fault)...so I have to decide what and I will let you know:)Have a good weekend! x0x0x

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  20. Well, for me & my sensitive skin, the best scent is unscented. :) I use Purex Free & Clear, Downey Free & Clear liquid softner and I always get fluffy, fresh smelling laundry. I also like to add 1 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle.. pure freshness. I also love the natural lavender scented detergents.. my skin and nose can handle essential oils. ;) Have a nice weekend!
    :) Lara

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  21. Caldrea Basil Blue Sage enough said:)

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  22. All Powder, the regular scent and the clothes line, It is the freshest clean scent ever.

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  23. Don't have any secrets othen than lien spray - - but I love those aprons.

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  24. Well ... if you are trying to go green and chemical free, this may not be the combo for you - but I do get compliments all the time on how good my laundry smells (I did a post about it just a last week) and I have used Tide (either liquid or powder) and Downey original scent for YEARS!!! Tried and true ... for me, hands done, best smelling laundry ever!

    And the hanging definitely helps! I hang tons of stuff!!! :)

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  25. I used to hang clothes out to dry when I first came to Kuwait. With the heat, they would shrivel up and become so hard. Not a good thing if you want your clothes to be fresh and soft. Love your little ruffled chicks and Genevive and Annabelle walking with your son is an adorable photo. Hope you have a great weekend. :) Tammy

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  26. Hands down..... Mrs Meyers Geranium Laundry detergent, with a scoup of lavender oxyclean and a dash of Mrs M's Geranium softener.

    Shaken...not stirred

    Sounds more like a drink recipe, Andrea!

    xo kelley

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  27. Sometimes I add some baking soda to the wash, and i always use liquid fabric softner and I also use bounce dryer sheets. I think bounce is the best! also - I use more than one sheet. always.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  28. Hi Andrea,
    It's my first time visiting your lovely blog! My clothes line gets used every day that the sun is out, and my favorite detergent is... homemade with a few drops of lavender essential oil to make it smell so sweet!
    ~Elissa

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  29. Mrs. Meyers laundry. I also used the verbena counter spray and dish soap. House and clothes smell fresh and clean.

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  30. You have the most beautiful and colourful laundry I have ever seen ;)

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  31. Method lavender fabric softener.... all biodegradable and even smells good outside and good for you....

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  32. Hi Andrea,

    I use Persil, smells great and then a lavender fabric softener.
    I do not have a drier, so my washing always hangs out in the sunshine or under the house if it is raining.
    I love your colourful laundry on the line.

    Have a great week
    Carolyn

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  33. I really don't like to laundry. My mom still do it for me...but I have to learn since I'm moving by myself!!! so sorry, no secrets yer... ;-)

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  34. Mrs. Meyers in Lemon Verbena. Mmmmmm! Delicious!! I use Tide for my teenaged boys and husbands workout clothes! Icckkk!!

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  35. Tide and Downy for me. BUT I am loving the idea of lavender scented clothes. Will definitely be giving that a try. Thanks for all of the great laundry ideas, girls! :) Oh, and cute cute photo, Andrea!


    xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

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