Laundry Detergent for Workout Clothes Review: HEX, Molly’s and Biokleen

Best Green Workout Clothes Detergent

I firmly believe that wicking exercise fabric is one of the greatest inventions of our time. I’m old enough to remember what wet, sweaty and cold cotton feels like against the skin and I hope to never, ever have to experience that again! But at the same time a lot of folks are understandably confused by how these kinds of athletic garments should be laundered. The labels say to wash workout clothes in cold water on the delicate cycle, yet that often leads to the garments taking on a funky odor that seems impossible to get rid of.

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How to Clean a Condenser Dryer: Step by Step Tutorial

how to clean a condenser dryerMy laundry blog posts have been mostly devoted to detergents recently, so I thought I’d change things up a little and put together this step by step tutorial on how to clean a condenser dryer. If you’ve read my Miele W3038 review you probably know that I also own the corresponding condenser dryer – the Miele T8023C. Unlike the more common in the US type of vented dryer condensers do not blow the air outside and do not require any kind of special connection other than a 220V electric plug. They also require a different kind of maintenance, which I’m going to illustrate in this tutorial.

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How to Remove a Black Shoe Polish Stain

shoe polish stain headline imageLast week my husband came home from work and announced that he had a black shoe polish stain on the cuff of his white Brooks Brothers dress shirt. Apparently he had decided to clean up his shoes before an important meeting, but things didn’t quite go as planned. My reaction? Yay, a laundry challenge! Something tells me this is not the way normal people react to such things, but I’m sure you, my blog readers, will understand.

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