Thursday, June 16, 2016

Changing up my Laundry Routine

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks/P&G.  As always the opinions are all my own.  I was compensated and provided product for this post.

As a mom, I feel like I am constantly doing laundry.  And to add insult to injury we are a paper free home – which means a lot of rags/washcloths/towels being washed constantly.  It seems like as soon as I have all the laundry washed, there is another load ready to go. 


I love the advice of doing one load of laundry at a time, really I do, but for some reason, I can never seem to get that to work.  Instead, I do three loads of laundry pretty much every other day – crazy, right?!

We recently got a new front loading washing machine, and immediately my laundry routine was thrown off.  I wasn’t entirely pleased with the smell and feel of my clothes after washing.

So, I did what every mom out there would do.  I switched up my laundry routine.


I have always been a bit of purest when it comes to my laundry.  I like to make my own laundry soap, we didn’t use fabric softener or even dryer sheets; but I needed a change.  I started using DownyFabric Conditioner.


Now, I want you to know that it has absolutely changed my laundry routine!  I no longer have to worry about a weird musty smell when I wash my laundry, it smells so fresh and clean as soon as it comes out of the washing machine.  I am also amazed at how it has breathed new life into the myriad assortment of rags, washcloths and towels that we seem to use and wash constantly.

They are old.  They probably should have been replaced long ago, but I don’t like to get rid of useful items.  Even though these rags and washcloths felt like they had been hung out to dry on the line (you know the feeling – rough, scratchy, anything but soft), two washes with the Downy Fabric Conditioner, and they were soft as the day I purchased them.


Because we are constantly washing our clothes and towels, they can get agitated and wear out easily.  Downy conditions, strengthens and lubricates each fiber to protect the fabric from the agitation that normally happens in the wash cycle.


My clothes come out feeling soft, smelling fresh, and will end up lasting longer.  The colors stay bright, and that is good for everyone!

Downy Fabric Conditioner can easily be picked up when you do the rest of your shopping at Walmart and also on their website.


Do you use Downy Fabric Conditioner?  Can you tell the difference when you don’t use it?

18 comments:

  1. Ooooh, Downy Fabric Conditioner sounds fantastic! I am definitely going to pick up a bottle so I an try it for myself!

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  2. I like to reuse old rags, too, so I know the smell you speak of. I'll check Downy Fabric Conditioner to help with this. Thanks!

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  3. I've actually never tried Downy, I've always used Bounce. I have ton of rags to use for cleaning, yet I seem to gravitate to the same one.

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  4. Since you now have the front loader, make sure you keep the door AND the detergent drawer OPEN when you are not using the washer. Mold grows in them so fast if you don't do this! I do love using Downy for our sheets and towels. I have an odd obsession with soft and good smelling clean laundry!

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  5. I love downy! My husband used to use Downy when we just started out dating. The smell made me think of him so much that when he was away working, I got a bunch of Downy to wash my sheets to make me feel like I was cuddling with him still.

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  6. I only use Downy, I don't use anything else. I recently just purchased this at Costco and it's sitting there for my next load.

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  7. Laundry is my daughter's job. I'm almost positive we still use Downey. I'm going to ask her.

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  8. I used to love downy! but now living in a different country I'd had to go with the brands here!

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  9. I've used downy for so long now. I love them and cant get enough of their gorgeous scents.

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  10. My mom has always been a fan of Downy and I can easily understand why. It makes fabrics feel utterly soft!

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  11. I've never actually used anything like this before! We just wash our clothes with Tide Pods and use fabric sheets (or whatever they are called) in the dryer.

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  12. Great tips, thanks for sharing! I'll be on the lookout!

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  13. I do a ridiculous amount of laundry as a triathlete, and a mom of two very active boys. We live in Florida so always sweaty and so it's two set of clothes per day per person. Talk about washing! I like to have my clothes feel soft but I rarely put them in the dryer so this is great! Thanks

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  14. We keep a fabric softener on hand but I go through spurts of using it! I like it on my towels and sheets but not always on my clothes! We go through a lot of laundry - it's pretty ridiculous!

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  15. I haven't been one to use fabric softener in a while. I had an issue where it kept bleaching my clothes so I gave up on it, however my clothes recently haven't been coming out of the wash like they used to the fabric doesn't feel right. Maybe trying out the Downy Fabric Conditioner is in my future!

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  16. I love Downy products! I try to do laundry one load at a time but it seems my laundry basket grows by the seconds. Hopefully one day I'll find a routine that works.

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  17. Omg I just love Downy!!! My mom used this fabric softener when I was a kiddo and I'm now hooked!

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  18. I love using Downey in my laundry, especially the rich lavender scented one. Makes my clothes so soft!

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