Category: Laundry

Fabric Softeners

Fabric softeners are one area of my laundry room I haven’t been extremely choosy. When I went a year without a dryer, I hung my clothes out to dry, and fabric softener was a must. My towels felt like sandpaper without it. Here are a few other reasons to use Fabric Softener? 1- Adds fullness and…

Mississippi Fabrics

I’ve been on the hunt lately trying to locate a Mississippi source for my fabrics and yarns. Right now I’m using 100% cottons, but I’m not sure of their origins. I feel it is important to provide my products in reusable vessels, preferably manufactured from a local source. I’ve spoken to many people in my…

From Thread to Spread

I’ve been on a sewing kick lately, making pillow covers, tote bags, throws and patching holes in my family’s clothing. Literally having a hands on approach to the fabrics in my environment brings to my attention the materials of each piece. I’m prompted to ask this question of the blanket in my hand, “What is…

Laundry Powder Recipe

I’ve been making my own laundry powder from borax, washing soda and bar soap for years. I’ve tried using different varieties of bar soap…cheap, expensive, scented and unscented. You name it, I’ve tried it. Since I have sensitive skin, I make my own bar soap from 3 simple ingredients: Coconut Oil, Spring Water and Lye…

Three Clothes Washing Alternatives

I read an interesting article on Seventh Generation’s 7 Gen Blog titled Non-Electric Washing Machines – Wave of the Future (click to check it out). It got me pondering on how I do my laundry. No, I’m not going to stop using my current electric washing machine, but having an alternative or back up non-electric washing machine…

Favorite Household Cleaners

My all time favorite household cleaners….(drum roll please)……are…..White Vinegar and Baking Soda! Not only do they make an excellent sink scrub, you can wash your hair with it, use them for fabric softener, and lastly make that volcano spew for your kid’s science project!  

Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of…

Drying Clothes

My dryer’s belt broke about a month ago, so it has forced me to be greener in my laundry room. I’ve been air drying clothes throughout my house and in my back yard. I live in a neighborhood where no one dries clothes outside. I kind of feel like a rebel hanging out my sheets…