Monday, August 18, 2008

Fabric Softener- yay or nay?

Fabric softeners do several things for your laundry - it will help them smell nice, make the fabric softer (gasp! Shock!), and also remove static cling. Using fabric softener is purely an individual preference.

BUT if you are using an HE washer, beware – HE washers use less water, meaning there is less water to clear away any leftover softener residue. This residue (along with the detergent residue) may build up and is a great place for mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow, and that could lead to a nasty smell coming from your washer. (See the blog post on Affresh washer tablets, or the Affresh website). Make sure to only use the recommended amount of fabric softener. More does not necessarily mean softer!

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