Ever have those smelly gym clothes? Maybe it’s greasy from working on the car or cooking in the kitchen? Here’s are simple solutions to these common problems.
For a few years, I lived in the country. I didn’t have a washer and dryer, so I got me a 5-gallon bucket, plunger and dryer rack! I had a big sink. I put the bucket in the sink, added a few pieces of laundry, plunged away – rung it out and hung it! Simple right? Time consuming yes! Guess what I used – baking soda (can help soften water and clothes), vinegar (can help with static and soften clothes) and essential oils (cause they smell nice and can help cut grease).
Now I have the HE machine. I work with oils as a massage therapist and usually wind up with some on my pants. Here are 2 recipes I find invaluable in helping with the laundry. Comes out clean and fresh, soft and little to no static. (I don’t use dryer sheets.)
Some folks don’t like the orange smell of essential oils, so just use lemon or another citrus.
Now on to …
Mold and Mildew
The bathroom’s favorite thing to grow. Sometimes we don’t turn the fan on or maybe we don’t have one. Perhaps the tile grout gets neglected. Of course there are many types of mold and mildew, but I’ve found this combo to be quite successful.
So if you have a chronic problem, best to start with leaving on for 30 minutes and working from there. As a maintenance you may want to dry everything a couple times a week and spray on for a maintenance dose.
Be sure to follow safety protocols if it is a large amount. We want to be safe. You may need a mask and gloves, maybe even professional removal. Please use your own common sense.