Washing, the easy way

23rd February 2010 5 Comments

I’m quite ashamed about this one, but the other say I was looking at the enormous (no, I mean really enormous) estimated 8 loads of washing, pile of washing and I thought to myself that this must be what they invented Fabreeze (or other branded/ non-branded potent smell eradicators) for.

So anyway, I availed myself of some and before you knew it, there was a few more days wear in some jeans, trousers and wool jumpers. Ahem. But think of the greenhouse gas emissions I am saving! I remember reading somewhere that doing the laundry was one of the major contributors to climate change. There, that’s a few more nano-seconds of planet Earth then. That’s the hubby’s electricity bill reduced. That’s a fresh perfume smell whenever someone wearing those items of clothing walks into a room. A win- win all round. Why is it that I feel so incredibly ashamed of myself then?

Claire Walsh

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  • TheMadHouse 23rd February 2010 at 7:49 am

    Dont worry, I wouldnt!!

  • Glowstars 23rd February 2010 at 9:58 am

    Perhaps you need to invest in one of those 10kg washers. lol

  • Heather 23rd February 2010 at 11:46 am

    in that case I think this house should be awarded a super green prize! i have been known to ferret half of the 'washing' out of the basket and return it to peoples wardrobes – honestly, wearing something for a couple of hours does not make it dirty – what is it with my kids? The husband on the other hand i have to find his stash of week old clothes to wash them.

  • The Dotterel 23rd February 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Sensible solution… I think we (generally) wash things far more often than we need to!

  • MuddynoSugar 23rd February 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I think the green factor should out weigh any shame. What's a bit of dirt between family.

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