Nearly as much teasing as I get in general over my love affair with ironing.
As I have said before, I am a domestic goddess in training. And proud of it.
For purely selfish reasons too - if I can get my house under control, if I can get the feeding of small people in some semblance of routine, and if I can assert my organisational skills over the never ending laundry, then that means I have more time.
More time for blogging, for Twitter, for coffee, for running, for walking. More time for me.
I love to walk nearly as much as I love just gazing out at our garden. I have spoken before of my lovely husband and his green fingered ways. He is amazing. And it helps that our garden has the luxury of water. In South Australia, the driest state, we are generally always on water restrictions. But our garden does not suffer. We have a greywater recycling and garden irrigation system plumbed in, so that all of the water from the laundry gets utilised for the garden.
As a result, our garden is lush and green all year round. Garden happy...
BUT, this luxury also means that I need to be exceptionally careful with what goes into the washing machine in terms of washing powders. My main cause of concern in detergents in relation to our garden is the sodium (or salt) load and phosphorus concentration as well as the PH levels. These chemicals impact my lovely husbands veggies and fruit trees as well as my herbs, so we are very choosy when it comes to laundry detergents.
Plus I have the issue of three filthy children. I am not sure what they do all day at school and kindy, but they are grubby and grotty. And no sooner as they sit down to eat they generally have greasy food dribbles down their clothes. And of course there are a great many changes of clothes between me and my sweaty exercise. So, I need a powder that will actually get things properly clean, as I generally cannot use harsh chemical stain removers and soakers.
AND my son Charlie has eczema. I need to really careful that whatever detergent we use for laundry doesn't irritate his skin at all.
I am always budget conscious as well - any laundry products need to be cost effective - I actually don't mind the cost, as long as the stuff is good value.
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And I am giving away a stack of Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder too - I have six large boxes to give away. All you need to do is make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me
why you would like to try
Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder.
Open to Australian residents only
Six winners chosen at random
Giveaway closes Weds 30th March, and winner announced Thursday 31st March