BUT here is my point. I am pretty darn good at laundry. And I am willing to share my very favorite laundry tip with you, my faithful blog readers.
CASCADE (yes, the dishwashing kind . . . the powdered version)
Have you wondered the best way to keep your whites their whitest? Cascade is the answer. I swear. I read about this tip on a blog years ago. I wish I knew where so I could give credit where credit is due. But really, this has improved my laundry results in a noticable way.
Here is what you do:
1. Add 1 cup of powdered Cascade Dishwasher Detergent to your load of whites. If you have a high efficiency front loader, you can still do this - just add it to your clothes, not where you add your detergent. That is what I do, anyway.I love the results! You won't necessarily notice a big difference the first time you do this, but you should notice a significant improvement by the third or fourth time. My boys wear WHITE shirts everyday for their school uniform, and their shirts really do look pretty darn great, if I do say so myself. And these are seriously rough and tumble, get crazy dirty, laundry nightmare-ish, stain after stain after stain kind of boys. But they look great as they head out the door in their white shirts! Really, they do!
2. Add laundry detergent, as you normally would.
3. Soak load overnight.
4. Rinse as normal. You can even do an extra rinse cycle if you want.
Try this . . . and let me know what you think! I love the results.
Because, believe me, clean feels good!