No, this time it isn’t about spas that will turn back the clock. It’s not about graft in Washington. That is a topic for someone far more sophisticated than this author. This blog is directed at the people of real America. The people who work outdoors for a living. We have a common problem. The problem lies with our laundry. Even fresh out of the dryer, our laundry can smell less than clean. So since the weather is not going to cooperate this weekend, we will probably be doing a little laundry. The Gal that pilots the Goat Mobile is going to give advice.
So. A quality washing product is an absolute. If your laundry tends to hang onto odors even though its freshly washed, you might need to try a few small boxes of different washes. Some work beautifully, but can make you itch. Using too much washing product can make you itch, too.Sending your clothes through extra cycles will eventually reduce your clothes to shreds. That’s why you should learn the ancient art of soaking. If you are the outdoor workman in the house, then you should lug your offending clothes into the laundry room last thing at night. Start your cycle and let it run on regular for about 5 to 8 minutes. Then stop the cycle and let it sit all night. This will give your washing powder a chance to do its work without bleaching out your colors and tearing up the fibers of your workclothes. When morning rolls around, finish the cycle. Softener is up to you. I think Downey Silky Touch is the best. Don’t overdo it. Any product left in your clothes can reactivate when you sweat and set up a skin irritation.
So, its all about taking time. Since you will be sleeping, you won’t take up any more valuable time out of your already crowded day. From the Gal in the Goat Mobile, I wish you a relaxing, albeit soggy weekend.