The history of the electric clothes washing machine
The first electric washing machine was created and introduced way back in the early 1900s. There is no wide consensus about the year of this invention. Some insist that it was in 1907 while others claim it was as late as 1910. The machine was called the Thor, although I was not godlike. This first […]
COVID-19 and Clothing Sanitation
As we grow more and more aware of precautions we should take in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re bombarded with questions on how we should wash and disinfect household items, including clothing. Social media is saturated with a lot of misleading information at the moment, so we asked a handful of experts (doctors and […]
We Wash You A Merry Christmas
We wash you a Merry Christmas We wash you a Merry Christmas We wash you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Seasons greetings everyone! Welcome to the holiday edition of my blog. I want everyone to know a few things about cleaning up our decorations. I have a great many items […]
Fabric softener? What is the deal with this stuff anyways?
Fabric softener? What is the deal with this stuff anyways? When I was a child my mother never did a load of laundry without a dryer sheet inside. I never really knew or understood what they were, or why they were there. All I really knew is that they ended up inside the legs of […]
The science behind laundry soap
Hello again laundry washers! We are busy doing our best to keep up, so there isn’t much time to wonder about the little things. Someone recently asked me how their machine ACTUALLY gets the clothes clean. While the machine does a great job of providing the right environment for the clothes to be cleaned, the […]
How does my dryer work?
I often speak to people about how their dryers are not doing a good job. They tell me that it seems to turn on alright, but takes 3 or 4 cycles to actually dry the clothes. Why isn’t it working? What seems to be the problem? How can I keep this from happening? Contrary to […]
The benefits of the front load washing machine
The benefits of the front load washing machine by Sudsy Butcherson The laundry machine has come a long way from the washboard and a stream. The newest machines are high efficiency front load machines. What makes the front load machine so special? Are they really more efficient? Is the increased cost of purchasing a high […]
Do you know what the label on your clothes means?
Decoding the symbols on clothing labels can be challenging. Here is some help. 1. The left hand side machine wash symbol is the temperature to used to wash that particular item. If the symbol contains one dot, you wash in cold, two dots, you wash in warm, and three dots, you wash in hot. If there […]
Laundromat VS Renting whats cheaper
Renting a washer and dryer or going to the laundromat? What is most cost effective? This is what we found out: Assuming each person washed 3 loads per week. One Darks One Whites One Sheets/Towels Cost of washer load at laundromat: $1.50 Cost of dryer load at laundromat: $1.50 Cost per 3 loads at $3.00 each would […]
Cleaning and disinfecting toys using your washing machine and dishwasher
Almost every parent has been there. Winter is the season for colds, the flu, pink eye – and the list goes on. Not only are your children sick but now you also have to wash and disinfect everything in your household, to prevent further outbreaks with other family members or reinfection. “Sigh”… Here are a […]