Thursday, October 13, 2016


Happy Thursday, Everyone!

You all know that I don't believe you need to spend a lot to look nice, it's more about how you put your look together.  Yet, how you wash your clothes can be key in keeping each of those items looking new, bright an full of life for longer.

I have been using Downy fabric conditioner as a laundry softener since I graduated from college and moved into my first New York City apartment at the age of 22.  Fifteen years later, I'm still using it because it works and the April Fresh scent leaves my clothes smelling Fresh & Fab, love it!

As for detergent, I've used a number of them over the years, from Tide and Arm & Hammer to non-name brands, but was recently introduced to Molly Suds.  Aside from their super cute and clean packaging, which is what drew me in, it truly is one of the most gentle laundry powder cleaners I've tried.

However the reason that Molly Suds came about is an extremely touching story, and I'm all about ways that I can help and make a difference, no matter how small. Plus, they are offering my readers 25% OFF using Promo Code WISECHOICE25 to give them a try!

So, how can you affordably help keep your clothes looking their best?  Below are 5 quick step by step tips to help you do just that easily and without spending a lot.  

What tips do you have?  Share them in the comments below!

Tip 1: Follow Directions

The care label will let you know the best way to wash each garment: water temperature, cycle speed (or hand-wash), and more. Learn more about reading a manufacturer’s care label.

Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out

Let agitation take its toll on the insides of your garments, and help preserve the colors with which you fell in love in the first place.

Tip 3: Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Even if the care label calls for warm or hot water, cold water is your best choice for helping protect a garment’s color. Warm water makes fibers more prone to releasing dye to the wash water.

Tip 4: Use the Gentle Cycle

Usually used for delicate items, the gentle cycle agitates and spins, well, gently. Using the gentle cycle means you significantly reduce abrasion to your garments.

Picking a gentle detergent like Molly Suds laundry powder will also help keep the washing delicate.

Tip 5: Use a Fabric Conditioner

Downy® fabric conditioner lubricates the fibers in your clothes. This reduces abrasion and, as a result, reduces dye loss. Downy also helps prevent pilling, which helps your garments hold on to their original colors and keep their fresh appearance—for a brighter-looking you.
ALL of the above images and layouts by Liesl Ehardt.


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